Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016 - 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.|
Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation:
Year 1 coordinator – Linda Kouvaras (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Year 2 coordinator – Tonié Field (email@example.com)
Year 3 coordinator: Katy Abbott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jazz & Improvisation Specialisation:
Robert Vincs - email@example.com
Interactive Composition Specialisation:
Mark Pollard - firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently enrolled students:
The Bachelor of Music program is a three-year, full-time degree that offers pre-professional music training in the following areas of study: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Jazz & Improvisation, and Interactive Composition.
The specialisations develop technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with core studies, music electives and complementary Breadth subjects.
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:
Bachelor of Music Specialisations
B-MUS (Version 5)
For all students commencing study from 2016 onwards.
B-MUS (Version 4)
For all students who commenced their study prior to 2016.
|Breadth Options:|| |
Breadth subjects offer you the opportunity to choose additional subjects from outside your major study area (learn more about breadth subjects) .
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed one of:
• an audition, musicianship test, interview and/or folio presentation, as applicable for the specialisation for which entry is sought.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
|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 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 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 that include the following:
a) Well-developed proficiency in at least one musical instrument (or voice) or composition. This instrumental or vocal proficiency is initially measured at the application stage by audition into the Bachelor of Music and requires satisfactory demonstration of a well-developed level of physical control of the instrument or voice;
b) Well-developed music literacy. A candidate must be capable of reading music notation fluently either in standard musical notation or Braille musical notation;
c) Aural discrimination skills. A candidate needs to have well developed-hearing skills 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 be in written, aural or 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 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. Candidates 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 others. 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, Jazz & Improvisation, Interactive Composition
Graduate Research programs:
Graduate Coursework programs:
For full details of graduate courses offered by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, see www.mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music will be:
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 wide variety of careers in or related to the music profession. For example:
With such a range of specific and generic skills you will be set for lifelong learning and enjoyment of music.
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