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Course Duration: Minimum
3 yrs, Maximum
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This 3-year full-time degree is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart. Part time study and mid-year entry are also available.
These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BMus in 2007. For students who commenced prior to 2007, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.
At the end of 2001 there were some changes to the schedule for the BMus. Enquiries from continuing students should be directed to the contact numbers above or to the Faculty Office (03) 6324 3624.
Admission & Prerequisites
Minimum University entrance requirements are normally expected. Pre-tertiary TCE Music is desirable but not essential. An AMEB instrumental/vocal level of Grade 6 or 7 is recommended, but not essential, for entry, as is Grade 5 theory.
Anyone possessing other qualifications and experience deemed by the Faculty to provide an adequate preparation for study equivalent to the successful completion of year 12 in an Australian school system may be admitted to the course.
Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview and to undertake a theory and aural test. Overseas/interstate applicants may submit a certified audio or video tape or CD of a recent performance.
Instrumental and vocal applicants should prepare a program comprising three works of contrasting style and period.
Composition applicants should present a folio of at least three compositions, including excellent quality (DAT or CD) recordings of the best performances of their work.
The course aims to provide students with:
a high level of professional vocational training;
a broadly-based music education;
the necessary communication skills and flexibility to interact with the wider community;
the development of research skills;
skills in new technological developments in music.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music are engaged at all levels of the music profession, both in Australia and overseas. They enjoy successful careers as performers, teachers and administrators, or may be involved in broadcasting, journalism or as music critics.
Articulation to/from Course
The course design allows the possibility of articulation with related TAFE courses.
Students who wish to specialise in performance or composition may, upon completion of the AssocDegMusSt apply for the BMus in their area of specialization and, if accepted, have up to 100% credited towards the BMus, of units taken that also appear in the Bachelor of Music schedule.
Students who complete the BMus with sufficient merit may apply for the BMus(Hons).