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CG51 - Bachelor of Music (Specialisation)

Overview

At a glance

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

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Study modes On-Campus, Online
Units/credits 24/144
Pre-requisites Audition and interview
Majors

Jazz and Popular Music, Music Studies, Performance

Availability Mackay Ooralea; Townsville; Online Study
Duration 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Recommended study Music
QTAC Code MKY: 860962, TSV: 800962, Online: 850965
CRICOS 069478C
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  • The Music Studies major is only available to study online, via our online study mode.
  • Only the Jazz and Popular Music major is available for International students.

Career opportunities

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).

Details

Summary

The Bachelor of Music is designed to provide specialist training in Jazz and Popular Music, Music Studies 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. For more detailed information download the CQCM brochure.

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.

Majors

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 by online study.

Performance (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.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete 24 units. These include two core music units and a specialisation. Under the specialisation, 22 units need to be completed for this course.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition, partake in an interview and apply to QTAC.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Auditions information

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition, partake in an interview and apply to QTAC. Click here for more information on auditions.

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

QLD NSW SA VIC WA Online
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Music (Specialisation), please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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