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Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars)
|Delivery Mode||On campus|
|Duration||3F / 6P|
|Intake Information||Semester 1 (Autumn)|
|UAC Code||720126 [Penrith]|
|Entrance Rank||Not Applicable - Additional Selection Criteria applies|
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Key : F = Full time study, P = Part time study, A = Accelerated full time study
Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
If you are interested in becoming an innovative, articulate musician who contributes to the music community and today's culture, the Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholar) will provide you with the right opportunities. An advanced-level program, the Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars) offers you the chance to significantly focus and develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge beyond the scope of the Bachelor of Music degree. It offers high-level training in music, music performance, composition, sound technologies, music theory, musicology, arranging music and music analysis.
This program is offered in well-equipped studies, and in a lecture/workshop/tutorial environment. Skills in music performance, composition and sound technologies are augmented by intellectual, theoretical and contextual studies.
Direct entry into The Academy, in-depth research, and hands-on involvement from an active staff of music academics will support you as you build toward the production of a major project.
An ATAR of at least 90.00 is required for entry into this course and you will be required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 throughout the duration of your studies.
Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Music (Dean's Scholars)
Music teachers can be hired as part of an organisation or teach on a freelance basis. Further study can open the path to educating in both a primary and high school environment, with a specialisation in music.
Music directors typically manage the creative practice of an orchestra or concert band. It is also the term given to someone who manages the music in a television or film or the head of music in an educational institution. They have a lot of responsibility in creative direction, communicating the ideas of a company and often managing a large group of people.
Artistic directors work as the head of an arts organisation to oversee the artistic choices that the organisation makes. This is a role particularly undertaken in a theatre company where the artistic director is in charge of approving upcoming productions and the advertising and media for these works.
Composers create music to be performed individually or by a large group of musicians, such as a band or orchestra.
Sound designers acquire different audio elements and compose and manipulate them to create their desired sound. It includes the creation of sound for productions, video games, film and television.
Associate Professor Sally Macarthur lectures in Musicology and is Director of Academic Program, Music. She has researched and written on topics to do with new classical music, women's music and music in spiritual and cross-cultural contexts. Her work draws on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and feminist theory. Her book, Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music, is a femi…
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