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Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) - CG51

The Bachelor of Music is designed to provide specialist training in Jazz and Popular Music, Music Studies or Performance. You will be involved in a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians and gain valuable performance experience.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Mackay

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument or voice.

CRICOS

069478C

The Bachelor of Music is designed to provide specialist training in Jazz and Popular Music or Performance. Benefit from hands-on experience that is combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. This challenging and exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences and you will benefit from the professional experience you will gain by performing in various university, community and professional settings.

During your studies, you will be involved in a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians.

You will benefit from hands-on experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. On completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to be successful in your chosen career.

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.

Core Units 4 Major Units 20
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 units. These include four core music units and a specialisation. Under the specialisation, 20 units need to be completed for this course.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Mackay
Term 1 - 2022Mackay
Term 2 - 2021Mackay
Term 2 - 2022Mackay
MajorsUnitsDescription
Contemporary20

This major is only available on the Noosa campus.

Jazz and Popular20

This major is only available at the Mackay campus.

Music Studies20

This major is available only by distance education.

Performance20

This major is available on the Mackay campus and also by distance education.


MAJOR OPTIONS
Jazz and Popular Music (Mackay only)
This major has a strong practical focus and enables you to develop knowledge and practical experience through performance (vocal or instrumental), composition and arrangement in a variety of jazz and popular music styles. You will have individual lessons on your chosen instrument with experienced teachers who are the best in their field. These one-on-one lessons are conducted in a range of modes including video technology, allowing you to study with some of the best teachers in the country no matter where you are studying. You will also study units in music theory, music history and music technology to prepare you thoroughly for a career in music performance or for further post-graduate studies in education and performing arts.

Music Studies (online only)

If you choose to undertake the Music Studies major you will focus on the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts of western music and classical, jazz or contemporary popular music. You will have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own timetable using the comprehensive online resources provided for each of your units. You will also have the opportunity to study units in music theory, composition and arranging, music history and music technology to prepare you thoroughly for a career in music or for further post-graduate studies in education and performing arts. This major may be suitable if you would like to study a general music course via online study.

Performance (Cairns, Mackay, Townsville and online)

This major has a strong practical focus and enables you to develop knowledge and practical experience through performance (vocal or instrumental) or composition in a wide variety of music styles. You will have individual lessons on your chosen instrument with experienced teachers who are the best in their field. If you are studying on-campus this will include regular face-to-face lessons*. For those students studying by online study mode, you will access your vocal, instrumental or composition lessons through video technology, allowing you to study with some of the best teachers in the country without having to move on-campus. You will also study units in music theory, music history and music technology to prepare you thoroughly for a career in music performance or for further post-graduate studies in education and performing arts.

* Not all units for the Performance specialisation are available on-campus in Cairns and Townsville. Regular one-on-one lessons will be delivered using video technology throughout the course.

No information available at this time.
This course has no residential schools.

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

Domestic students - Prerequisites: audition and interview


Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument or voice.

Completion of the Bachelor of Music will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a:

  • professional musician
  • recording or sound engineer
  • performing or recording artist
  • composer
  • private music educator
  • educator at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels (once suitable postgraduate qualifications in education have been obtained).
not applicable

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

QueenslandONL: 850965; TVL: 800962; CNS: 820962; MKY: 860962
Western AustraliaONL: 150821
New South WalesONL: 160821
VictoriaONL: 1700110801
South AustraliaONL: 5C4044


If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

YOUR CHOICES
Whether you choose to teach or perform, CQUniversity’s innovative range of music-related study options are sure to meet your interests and career aspirations.
Our Diploma of Music is ideal if you are looking to enter the music industry or want to further your tertiary studies. It develops fundamental musical knowledge and performance skills. On completion, you may commence year two of the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation).

The Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) offers the chance to specialise in jazz and popular music, music studies or performance while being part of a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians. You will open the door to a range of careers in the music industry such as professional musician, recording or sound engineer, performing or recording artist or composer, and may also like to consider teaching, private studio work, and music-related careers in arts administration, communication or creative industries businesses.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
As a music student at CQUniversity, you will participate in a rigorous performance schedule in various university, community and professional settings whilst being supported by CQUniversity academic staff who are all active participants in the creative arts.

You will benefit from a blend of practice-based tuition and theory that provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge and practical experience. You will gain your confidence as a performer in a supportive and collaborative environment.


Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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I wanted to improve my technique and performance level and to gain more confidence. I have gained so much more. I’ve had so many opportunities to perform and learn from amazing guest artists and our lecturers.

Yue Pheng Her

Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Popular Music)

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