Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Ian Holtham
The Bachelor of Music program is a three year, full time degree that offers pre-professional music training, including intensive one-to-one practical teaching, a wide range of solo and ensemble performance opportunities, specialist studies in composition, musicology and ethnomusicology, opportunities for international exchange and study abroad, and for industry internships.
The BMus is a highly flexible degree, enabling students to tailor the degree to match their musical interests and pathways. Majors are available in performance, composition, musicology and ethnomusicology.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Bachelor of Music requires the successful completion of 300 points comprising:
Bachelor of Music Majors
|Subject Options:|| |
All students take the following subjects in the first year
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 1
PLUS one of:
Study Period Commencement:
Two Applied Skills Electives 12.50
Breadth subjects* 25.00
*to include Academic English subject/s as directed
Second and Third year
From second year, students can follow major pathways, retaining capacity to tailor subject selections, move between majors and keeping graduate study and career options open.
To view major structures and subjects, please follow the major links above.
|Breadth Options:|| |
Breadth subjects offer you the opportunity to choose additional subjects from outside your major study area (learn more about breadth subjects) .
In addition to University entry requirements, applicants are required to pass an audition and complete a musicianship test.
Repertoire presented at AMEB Grade 7 standard for instrumentalists and Grade 5 for singers, generally makes for a competitive audition. These standards are given as an indication only, to guide your choice of audition repertoire. AMEB examinations are not a pre-requisite for entry to the BMus.
Live auditions are usually held from late November into early December. Applicants from overseas, interstate or regional Victoria can submit an audition recording.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable the student’s participation in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s programs, especially the Bachelor of Music. The Music degree is a degree which involves acquisition and refinement of musical knowledge and practice. All students of Music must possess intellectual, ethical, physical and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
A candidate for the BMus degree must have abilities and skills which include the following:
a) Well developed existing proficiency in at least one musical instrument. This instrumental or vocal proficiency is initially measured at the application stage by audition into the Bachelor of Music. This proficiency will involve appropriately developed physical skills to achieve a well developed level of physical control of the instrument;
b) Well developed music literacy. A candidate must be capable of reading music notation fluently whether in standard musical notation or Braille musical notation;
c) Aural discrimination skills. A candidate needs to have well developed hearing to ensure that the aural requirements essential to the study of Music can be met;
d) The ability to comprehend complex music information and material independently. A candidate needs to possess an appropriate level of cognition to deal with required material relating to the theory and history of Music. This material may exist in written, and aural and schematised forms;
e) The capacity to communicate clearly a knowledge and application of music principles and practice in assessment activities and the ability to function as part of a musical team. A candidate must possess the emotional health required for full use of his/her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and the prompt completion of all responsibilities required by the course. All candidates need to be aware of their personal limitations and be aware of when and where to seek professional advice or supervision. Candidates must be able to tolerate physically taxing musical practice and to function effectively under stress and isolation in musical preparation. They must also be able to function effectively as part of a musical ensemble, to adapt to changing environments and to display flexibility.
f) Behavioural and Social Attributes. A candidate must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music offers a wide range of study options including:
Bachelor of Music (Honours) - specialisations available in Performance, Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology
Graduate Research programs:
Graduate Coursework programs:
For full details of graduate courses offered by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, see www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/grad
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music will be:
As you progress through the Bachelor of Music you will acquire many specific skills, especially those related to your performance on your instrument or voice both solo and in ensembles, and those related to your learning about many different aspects of music history and theory.
Every subject you take in the BMus has a set of objectives which relate the content of the subject and its assessment requirements to your acquisition, not only of specific skills and knowledge, but also of generic skills. Generic skills will accompany you throughout your life and will provide you with the expertise to enter a huge variety of careers in or related to the music profession. For example:
With such a battery of specific and generic skills you will be set for lifelong learning and enjoyment of music. In addition, the words used to describe generic skills which you acquire during the BMus are very useful when you are preparing your resume or curriculum vitae for job applications.
|Links to further information:||http://www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/bmus|
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