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  • Objectives
    This dual degree provides the opportunity for students to integrate studies in music together with a choice of various disciplines in the humanities.
  • Entry requirements
    Victoria Prerequisites: 25 in English (any) and either (i) VCE Music Performance – Solo or (ii) minimum of Grade 6 AMEB or Trinity College London or equivalent; (i) or (ii) must be in area of pipe organ, piano, harpsichord or voice. Extra requirements: Interview and audition: Details will be sent to applicants by mid-October. Applicants must telephone (03) 9953 3204 or email ian.burk@acu.edu.au to book by 10 November. Applicants must attend in late November.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music
  • Course description
    The Bachelor of Arts component offers a diversity of studies, making it attractive to students seeking a liberal arts education and the development of skills either as a basis for employment or as the foundation for further specialised study. The course is designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate, innovative graduates skilled in research, logical thought, clear expression and the application of ethical principles to decision making.

    The Bachelor of Music component provides a balanced training in practical and theoretical areas of music, leaving career options as open as possible. Alongside rigorous historical and theoretical studies, students are trained in practical skills preparing them for careers as professional musicians.

    Admission

    Apply to VTAC.

    Career Opportunities

    Career options in music are left as open as possible and may include musical areas such as solo performance, accompaniment, vocal or keyboard teaching, conducting, choral training, and arrangement/composition, and church music.

    Pathways to further study

    An honours degree in arts or music is available for high-achieving students.

    Admission

    Apply directly to ACU National.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of the dual degree and satisfaction of the requirements for entry to Honours for the relevant degree.

    BA/BMus

    320 cp (Pass)

    Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at: Melbourne, Victoria

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Definitions

    “Major”: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

    “Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Pass Degree

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    To qualify for the Pass degree, a student must complete 320 cp, consisting of:

       1. 140 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts course, consisting of:
             1. 40 cp from a Minor in a discipline other than Music;
             2. 60 cp from other units, in a discipline other than Music; this must include at least 10 cp from Mission-focussed Units and may include additional units in the discipline of the Minor;
             3. 40 cp from a minor in History of Music, Techniques and Theory of Music and/or Liturgical Music;
       2. 180 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Music degree, consisting of:
             1. 80 cp from History of Music, Techniques and Theory of Music and/or Liturgical Music units listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Music; these units must include at least one unit selected from:

                Unit Code             Credit Points             Unit Name
                MUSC121/221         10                         Music in Non-Western Society
                MUSC201                10                         Music in Asian Cultures
                MUSC202                10                         Music in Australia
                MUSC230                10                         History of Music: Since circa 1900;

             2. 40 cp from Practical Studies;
             3. 20 cp from Choral Conducting;
             4. 20 cp from Choral Experience;
             5. 20 cp from Practical Studies or 10 cp from each of Choral Conducting and
                Choral Experience.

    3. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

    To qualify for the Honours degree a student must satisfy the requirements set out in the rules for Honours in the relevant single degree.


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