Music Studies - MUSCJ13574

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of the Arts and Media


Program: 3574 - Economics / Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Major)

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Stream Outline


The major in Music Studies examines music as a manifestation of culture and society, as an intellectual product and as a specific reflection of experience. Musicological methodologies are central to the disciplinary study of music. Music Studies enables you to develop your musicianship, musical skills and contextual understanding of music in preparation for professional work in music areas as diverse as performance and composition, broadcasting, recording, arts administration and advocacy, concert planning, music and general arts journalism, and music teaching.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Explain the relationship between various musics and their historical, social, cultural and technological contexts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the materials, structures and processes of music
  • Engage with music technology
  • Demonstrate executant musical skill through individual and/or ensemble performance

Stream Structure

The major stream in Music Studies is for students without extensive formal training in music and who wish to gain a general degree in music, one that explores music as part of the Humanities.

If you wish to gain a major stream in Music Studies you must complete 60 units of credit including 12 UOC of core courses at Level 1, a 6 UOC core course at Level 2, 6 UOC at Level 3 and 36 UOC of Prescribed Music Electives.

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core courses:

Level 2

You must complete the following Level 2 core course:
And 18 UOC of Prescribed Music Electives

Level 3

You must complete 6 UOC from the following:
And 18 UOC of Prescribed Music Electives

Prescribed Music Electives


Study Levels

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