Studying music (Honours)
An Honours degree provides graduates with a distinct advantage in a competitive workplace. The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is also a pre-requisite for masters and PhD study and it is a recognised enhancement of the Bachelor of Music in teaching and other professional situations.
Bachelor of Music (Honours) is a one year full-time study degree involving completion of 80 units of music courses. The degree is available in various music specialisations as approved by the program convenor. These include (but are not limited to):
- music production
- combination of performance/composition and research.
As a vocal student, you may specialise in operatic studies and piano students may specialise in accompaniment.
The variety of creative and research work undertaken by our Honours students results in a diverse group with scope for rewarding interactions and collaboration. Access to staff expertise in a range of music specialisations and the chance to develop projects of your choice make the year's study an important stage in musical maturing and preparation for professional work in the music industry.
Any area you may choose will give you the opportunity to broaden your practical experience and develop research skills, plus the ability to articulate the research component in a practice-based research design.