The Bachelor of Music Honours is characterised by the concept of music—be it performance, composition, music technology, or musicology—as a research-led process that explores questions relevant to our understanding of what it means to be human and of who we are. The core of this program is a substantial piece of original research realised through either performance, composition, or a 20,000 word written document. A performance or composition will be explained verbally through a 5000-word exegesis that explores the creative act as a research process and explains the contribution to knowledge that the creative act makes.
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Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- pose a significant research question relating to music;
- investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to music, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
- communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- With a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks
- And the satisfaction of any further requirements specified in the relevant honours specialisation.
Music, Music Performance, Musicology, Music Technology, Music Composition
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Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
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The Bachelor of Music (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:
Composition for Film and Video Games Honours
Music Technology Honours
The final honours mark will be based on all of the courses taken towards the honours plan and be calculated as follows:
Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero