This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Partner faculty||Business and Economics|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT, 8 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1185|
This degree is aimed at students with musical abilities who are also interested in gaining a knowledge of the business sector. Students undertake core studies across the major commerce disciplines, as well as a major sequence in one of these areas. In addition to the chief music major, students will be exposed to the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music.
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This course consists of 96 points in the music component and 96 points in the commerce component.
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music teaches, researches, and promotes public outreach in five fields of music endeavour: performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology and creative music technology. Students specialise in one field, but gain experience in a unified way in all five areas.
Students with strong musical aptitude undertaking this specialisation are expected to acquire an assured technique and an awareness of the history of performance style and practice. Students develop their stylistic understanding and interactive musical skills by performing in a variety of ensembles. Throughout the program students are examined on both solo and ensemble work.
Students undertaking this specialisation can expect to acquire experience and skills in music composition. The program offers supervision of students' compositional projects and encourages work in various media, including traditional, electronic, and contemporary solo and ensemble combinations. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music organises a number of large and small instruments and ensemble choral groups and encourages performance of students compositions.
Students who choose either of these specialisations, or a combination of both, can expect to develop their critical thinking about music, including broadening their understanding of the role of music in society, music history, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of music, performance practice, and the music traditions of different cultures.
In the musicology stream, students undertake close studies of music history, biography and historiography from various periods and from a wide variety of perspectives.
In the ethnomusicology stream, students make detailed area studies of selected music cultures of Asia and/or Africa, and may learn to perform in an Indonesian gamelan and in other Asian and African traditions as appropriate for a particular unit for which a student enrols.
The creative music technology specialisation is focused on the creative application of technology within professional music, sound, broadcast and multimedia and research contexts. Students will develop creative and music technology skills for employment and research within new media, composition, recording and performance creative industries. The program explores the use of music, sound and media, and promotes creative outcomes enabled through current technologies. These are studied within the context of their creative applications.
Students must complete:
(a.) a music major - Chief music study and music history (48 points):
* Students must achieve at least a credit (60 per cent) in this unit to continue on to ATS3830 Chief music study 5.
** Students must achieve at least a credit (60 per cent) in this unit to continue on to ATS3831 Chief music study 6.
(b.) music theory and ear training (24 points):
(c.) music elective units (24 points)
Students must complete 24 points of elective units chosen from the following:
* This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.
Students must complete:
(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus as follows:
(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):
(ii.) a major of eight units (48 points):*
* Note: Depending on the major chosen, one or more of the units in the major may have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - where this is the case, students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.
(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points).
Additional Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements:
Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Music at the end of three years of study by transferring into the single Bachelor of Music degree provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Music. Students may exit from the double degree program and graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce.
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Music