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This program structure applies to students commencing prior to 2019. If you are commencing from 2019 please refer to program 3594 Music (Honours) /Media (Comms & Journalism).

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO HONOURS FROM PROGRAM 3465 BACHELOR OF MUSIC BACHELOR OF MEDIA (COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM) THROUGH A UNSW INTERNAL PROGRAM TRANSFER.

The Dual award degree Bachelor of Music (Honours) Bachelor Media (Comm & Journalism) is a five-year program (full-time).

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is specifically for high-achieving students already admitted to the Bachelor of Music program. It allows Bachelor of Music students to spend their final year of study completing a research thesis or a practice-based research project and thesis as well as undertaking discipline specific research training through the coursework component.

The Bachelor of Media (Communication & Journalism) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities in professional communication and journalism. It equips students to be effective producers and analysts of a wide range of communication practices, informed by a solid understanding of media theory. Relevant career pathways include journalism, corporate and organizational communication, public sector communication and public relations. While specialising in Communication and Journalism, students will also be immersed in the culture and philosophy of media studies through their courses in the media core. Students also access free electives that provide a more general education.
Campus

Kensington

Study Level

Undergraduate

Typical duration

5 Years

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

240

Award(s)

Bachelor of Music (Honours) - BMus (Hons)

Bachelor of Media - BMedia

UAC Code

N/A

CRICOS Code

085656A

Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC.

Bachelor of Music (Honours) (144 UOC)
1. Musicology Core (30 UOC)*
2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC)
3. Performance Laboratory Core (36 UOC)
4. Major Gateway Course (6 UOC)
5. Major Courses (12 UOC)
6. Research thesis and/or Creative Practice Project (36 UOC)
7. General Education (6 UOC)

Bachelor of Media (Communication and Journalism) (96 UOC)
1. Media Core (12 UOC)
2. Communication and Journalism Core (36 UOC)
3. Prescribed Media Electives (18 UOC)*
4. Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives (18 UOC)
5. General Education (6 UOC)

*See General Education Requirement below

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Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives

3429 - Media (Comm & Journalism)

Prescribed Communication and Journalism Electives description.

You must take 18 UOC of the following courses.

General Education

3429 - Media (Comm & Journalism)

General Education Requirement

3466 - Music (Honours) / Media (Comm & Journalism)

In order to fufill the 12 UOC General Education requirement, a Prescribed Media Elective is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement. The other 6 UOC is to be taken by double counting the Music core course MUSC2116 Sound, Society & Self in World Music as a Prescribed Media elective. The 6 UOC available from the double counting is used for the 6 UOC GE requirement for the Music program. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.

Academic Writing & Language Enhancement

3440 - Music (Honours)

ARTS2050 Academic Writing for the Humanities (6 UOC) and HUMS1005 Personalised English Language Enhancement (6 UOC) can be counted as UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Electives or Free Electives.

Performance Ensembles

3440 - Music (Honours)

Bachelor of Music (Honours) students must take part in a required number of the performance ensembles offered by the School.

Specialisation Declaration

3440 - Music (Honours)

You must specify your major at the time of enrolment into Level 2.

Maturity Requirements

3429 - Media (Comm & Journalism)

You must complete at least 24 UOC before enrolling in any Level 2 courses.

You must complete at least 66 UOC before enrolling in any Level 3 courses.

Sample Double Degree(s)

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Program Fees

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Additional Information

Further Information
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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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