Arts and Music - A2004

Arts and Music

Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree

Polish your talent for music theory and practice while exploring the arts humanities and social sciences.You will receive a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education, specialising in performance, composition, creative music technology, or ethnomusicology and musicology.

In Arts you can draw flexibly from a rich repertoire of 40 majors and minors. You may like to concentrate on the history, culture or language of the music you're playing, or add to your career flexibility with music through theatre, performance, film or journalism.

Arts is built around deeply enriching experiences, and via your elective units, offers you four Signature elements through which to develop your unique graduate profile: Global immersion, Intercultural expertise, Professional experience or Innovation capability.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Arts, and
  • the Bachelor of Music.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either  
field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

As a graduate with a degree in Arts and another in Music you could pursue a career in the arts sector, performance, music instruction or composing, or in interdisciplinary roles, such as production, arts management, policy or coaching.

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At a glance

ATAR

RC Note Range of criteria 1
73.8 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC1

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick N/A N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
  • 8 years (part time)
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

RC Note Range of criteria 1
73.8 Note Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC1

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites demonstrating the required level of performance in Year 12or equivalent in English

VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 60%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 70% Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.

VET Certificate IV graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based Cert IV will require an average result of at least 80%. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. No credit is granted for these studies

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

University: To be considered on the basis of tertiary study alone, applicants who have completed VCE or equivalent will be required to complete the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree and will require an average result of at least 60% (including failed units). For applicants who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of study, both the senior secondary qualification results and the units completed will be considered.

For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications completion of two single units at an Australian higher education or equivalent overseas educational institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in Humanities or Social Science areas. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies (including failed units). Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

If you don't meet the published requirements for entry, you may want to consider one of the Pathway options

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for domestic applicants:

Extra requirements for Arts:

Not applicable

Extra requirements for Music:

All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions.

For further information please call 1800 MONASH (666 274).

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A2004.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$6684

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$28,800

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.

The Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Music specialist study, Music theory and ear training, and Music context study:

A. Music specialist study

This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.

B. Music theory and ear training

This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.

C. Music context studies

These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.