Honours in Music provides an opportunity for you to undertake dedicated, advanced work in the areas of music performance, composition, creative music technologies, and/or musicology (including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, psychology of music, music sociology, and music education).
You will acquire comprehensive research, technical, analytical, and critical skills as you develop your area(s) of specialisation. Honours in music opens the door to postgraduate study options at national and international centres of music excellence, while at the same time providing you with enhanced employment opportunities in areas such as music performance, music teaching, composing, arranging, producing, arts management, journalism, librarianship, and community music.
Outcomes: Students are able to (1) undertake dedicated, advanced work in the areas of music performance, composition or musicology (historical musicology, ethnomusicology, psychology of music, music sociology and music education); (2) develop in-depth knowledge of a chosen specialist area; and (3) acquisition of comprehensive research, technical, analytical and critical skills that culminate in a public recital, a composition portfolio or a dissertation.
Entry requirements: 1. (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Music (double major) or Music Specialist Studies and Music Studies majors; and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the level 3 Music non-practical units; and
(c) a mark of at least 70% for the key assessment item for the level 3 final principal studies unit in the intended area(s) of specialisation for honours, completed within 6 months of commencing honours; or
2. equivalent as assessed by the honours coordinator.
Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
Honours in Music can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; NS = non-standard teaching period|
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unit name||Unit rules|
|S1||MUSC4101||Contemporary Debates in Music|
|S1, S2||MUSC4103||Introduction to Music Research|
|NS, S1, S2, SS||MUSC4104||Music Research Project|
|S2||MUSC4105||Music Aesthetics and Criticism|
|S1, S2||MUSC4140||Music Honours Research 1|
|S1, S2||MUSC4141||Music Honours Research 2|