single degree

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BMUS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMUSI
  • CRICOS code 085361E
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMUSI
  • CRICOS code 085361E

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.

Career Options

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to music;
  2. 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
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Admission Requirements

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.

 

Cognate disciplines

Music, Music Performance, Musicology, Music Technology, Music Composition

 

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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment Factors do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$35,904.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

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 Honours
Composition for Film and Video Games Honours
Music Technology Honours
Musicology Honours
Performance 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

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

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