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1. Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts shall be qualified for entry in accordance with the provisions of the University's Rules of Admission.

2. Applicants for admission to the degree who wish to enrol in performance/composition or music technology units shall be required to attend an audition and/or interview conducted by the Conservatorium of Music ('the Conservatorium'). Factors considered will include:

[i] the applicant's current ability and aptitude for study as demonstrated during audition and personal interview, presentation of supporting materials, and performance in any tests deemed by the Conservatorium to be necessary and

[ii] their educational qualifications (such as TCE or equivalent) and other relevant experience. TCE Music is considered desirable.

3. Where an applicant is unable to attend for audition, the Conservatorium will require the applicant to submit a certified audio recording (CD or DVD) and other supporting materials as necessary.

4. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than seven years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

5. To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall pass units totalling 300% in accordance with the accompanying schedule and requiring a major, a minor, 4 degree electives and 8 student electives. The degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

[i] A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units

[ii] A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units

[iii] Four degree electives: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate or advanced units

[iv] Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas.

Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

6 The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule accompanying these specifications.

7. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in the accompanying Schedule.

8. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (8 units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (4 units) weighting for the year.

9. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

10. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

11. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree. It is not normal practice to grant credit for Music units unless they have been taken as part of an accredited degree program.


12. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

13. These specifications shall take effect on July 2012 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

14. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Musical Arts shall be BMA

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