Bachelor of Music (Honours)
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Bachelor of Music (Honours) is a one year full-time study program involving the successful completion of 80 units of Music courses. As a research degree students will be able to study almost any aspect of music using a research framework subject to the approval of the Program Convenor. The project can be structured as a dissertation or as a creative work and exegesis.
Honours gives students the opportunity to explore their own interest in music and this creates a diverse and fascinating range of topics and a rewarding experience for the students as they engage with their peers and various expert researchers. Uncovering knowledge and understanding through the research process prepares students with critical investigative strategies that they can use in their professional careers in the music industry.
An honours program provides graduates with a distinct advantage in a competitive workplace. Careers include professional orchestral player, member of an opera company, community or private music teacher, university lecturer, music technologist in recording or mixing, musical arranger, composer, church musician, conductor, member of a contemporary music group (performer, arranger, composer), member of a defence forces band, computer technologist (synthesisers) or music researcher. With additional study, graduates can also undertake careers as music therapists, arts administrators, public relations officers, librarians in music resources, business managers for orchestras or marketing, public relations staff in the theatre and secondary school teachers.
The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is available to students with a completed Bachelor of Music (with a major in the same specialisation as their intended Honours research) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of credit (5.0) or above and who have had their project proposal approved by the Program Convenor.
Students who have a performance component in their research will be required to pass an audition.
Students who have a composition or technical production component will be required to submit a folio.
Please contact your Program Convenor for more information.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Application is made direct to the University via the Direct Application form.
Domestic Students- please complete both the Faculty of Education and Arts End-on Honours application form and the Direct Admission Application form, which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student and Academic Services/Student Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf
International Students please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/International/International Division/International Students/Forms/UG-application-form.pdf
Bachelor of Music (3 year degree) involving aural skills, musicianship, knowledge of notation and stylistic aspects of music relevant to their area of reserach; as well as practical experience in the student's field of specialisation.
Knowledge of languages relevant to the student's specialisation; knowledge of music programs including Finale, ProTools (depending on student's area and needs).
No credit permitted for Honours.
All areas the student may choose give the opportunity for a mix of practical experience and development of research skills, plus the ability to articulate the research component in a practice-based research design.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements, which is an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent). All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
This program requires the successful completion of 80 units made up of two 20 unit courses and one 40 unit course.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|MUSI4401||Research Project Development||Semester 1 - 2013 (City Precinct)||20 units|
|MUSI4402||Research Methods||Semester 1 - 2013 (City Precinct)||20 units|
|MUSI4604||Honours Research Project||Semester 2 - 2013 (City Precinct)||40 units|