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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Major Music

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Major Music (BCAH)
CRICOS: 077427C

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Expand your passion for creative arts and enhance your musical abilities.
  • Further develop your practical and theoretical skills in music.
  • Gain independent research skills, learn to apply theory, and develop academic expertise.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge through a dissertation you will write under supervision, in your area of interest.

Career outcomes

  • This degree will give you specialised and advanced training in the area of music performance, giving you the edge you need to succeed in the industry.
  • You will have the practical skills and knowledge necessary to become a soloist or part of an ensemble, jazz performer, repetiteur, music critic, music administrator, librarian, concert promoter, accompanist, orchestral musician, scholar, studio teacher and secondary school teacher (with further study).

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in creative arts or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0.
  • Submit a proposal outlining the initial direction of your Honours research (750 words).
  • Have an interview with relevant supervisor/s (telephone or face-to-face). This will be in addition to having a 5.0 (or above) GPA.

Some consideration for significant professional practice can be given to applicants at the discretion of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Specific entry requirements can be:

  • credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7 i.e. 71.4 per cent) in the entire degree and permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
  • a grade point average of 5/7 (71.4 per cent) across all levels in the proposed major study
  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (74.3 per cent) in the third level of the program (i.e. Major and Option), including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course of the major
  • grades of 'A' or High Distinction in all courses in the third-level of the major
  • for a candidate with equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience by special permission of the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x core courses 6
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 077427C

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021.
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