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The Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science (BMusBSc) four-year Dual degree program enables you to complete a major sequence from those available in Science while studying for a specialist music program that enables you develop your musical knowledge and skills across the strands of Musicology, Musicianship and Professional Practice. You will undertake studies in musicology and ethnomusicolgy - including music history, style, musical perception and analysis, music in its cultural contexts - and musical technology, performance, jazz studies and composition.
Admission to the program is subject to a satisfactory music audition/interview and an acceptable level of attainment in year 12 music studies or equivalent. Assumed knowledge is HSC Music 2 or Extension or equivalent qualification. Applicants must also satisfy the entry requirements to Science as well as to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
In addition, you will complete 96 UOC from the BSc degree, including an approved Major (54 to 84 UOC) and other Science courses to a total of 96 UOC.
For questions regarding the Bachelor of Arts requirements for the program, students should contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre. For questions relating to the Bachelor of Science component of the program, students should consult the Faculty of Science Student Centre.
Please refer to the program objectives as listed for the Bachelor of Science program 3970 and the Bachelor of Music program 3425.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Dual Mode
A total of 192 units of credit is required to complete this Dual program. Students must satisfy the following requirements for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science components.
The basic requirements for the degree in Dual mode (96 UOC) are:
Prescribed Electives in Musicology/Musicianship
Prescribed Musicology/Musicianship electives are chosen from the list of offerings published by the Program.
Award with Distinction
High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at least 48uoc of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".
High achieving BMus students (in Single or Dual Mode) may apply for entry to Honours. Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore their studies. It involves seminars and the completion or a research project or thesis. Those students who are considering Honours should submit an expression of interest at the beginning of Level 4 and complete a formal application at the end of Level 4. Both should be submitted to the Honours Convenor of the School of the Arts and Media. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the depth component of the program and is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of School in which the stream(s) is/are based. Honours is awarded in three classes (Class 1, Class 2 in two Divisions, and Class 3). If requirements for these classes are not met the Pass degree will be awarded if the student is not already a Graduate of the program.
Eligible students may commence the relevant Honours program only when they have completed the requirements for the equivalent of a single degree for that program (i.e. where a Music student in a dual program would like to commence Honours they must have completed at least the 96 UOC Music core degree plus 48 units of credit for the Science degree such that a total of 144 UOC has been completed).
BMus students must take part in at least two of the performance ensembles offered by the School, one of which must be a major performing ensemble.
To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a student must:
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dual Mode
When taken concurrently a Bachelor of Science is comprised of 96 units of credit which includes:-
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science in Dual mode are as follows:
Students wishing to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Science when taken concurrently with another degree program at UNSW, should be aware that it will be very difficult to complete two majors within 96 units of credit. Therefore where a Dual degree student would like to undertake a double major, they should be aware that it may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students.
For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html
The Academic Rules for the UNSW BMusBSc and the online enrolment facility provide students with a wide range of course choices. The online enrolment facility checks that students meet the enrolment requirements for individual courses but not that a course complies with Program Rules. Students are responsible for ensuring they are enrolling in accordance with the Academic Rules outlined above. Students should not assume that because they have enrolled in a course online that the course is automatically credited to their degree program.
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