Bachelor of Music (BP008)

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Award abbreviation
Course type
undergraduate course
not available in 2020
Intake periods
beginning of year and mid-year
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 75. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are NIL ATAR subject prerequisites.
Must complete a successful audition and interview with Conservatorium staff.
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education; Graduate Research School

Course details

About this course
The Bachelor of Music (a double major in Music) is an advanced, practical degree offering specialisations for composers, electronic musicians, musicologists, and performers. It also prepares students for progression to the MTeach program, as it embeds skills required for accreditation by the TRBWA.

The Bachelor of Music replaces the concurrent majors of Music Studies and Music Specialist Studies. While the majority of the units under a BMus will remain unchanged, the new BMus allows for inclusion of new specialisations (e.g. Music Technology, Musicology) and more structured capstone experiences in all specialisations.

The degree employs the internationally recognised "Bachelor of Music" (BMus) nomenclature, is more easily recognisable as a music degree internationally, and is a superior option for students wishing to progress to postgraduate studies, education, and working within the direct and allied professions of music.
144 points comprising 24 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries:
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
Standard full-time completion
3 years
Standard part-time completion
6 years (maximum 10 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Majors available
MJD-MUSDM Music Double Major
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