A major in Music in the Faculty of Arts has a distinguished record of music scholarship, composition and teaching, and has produced many of Australia?s leading music professionals. Its aim is to enrich Australia through a unique multi-cultural music education, broadly based in studies of society, culture and performance. A wide range of units of study are offered which are designed for both intending professional musicians, students with broad interests in the study of music in culture, and students who will pursue other careers.

Major outline

Students wishing to take a major in Music must complete a minimum of 36 senior music credit points including MUSC3699 Understanding Music: Modes of Hearing. Many senior music units do not require previous musical study and have no specific prerequisites. All students, whether they come to the Arts Music Unit as beginners, or with an HSC in Music, or even self trained in music, can take a major in Music and from there proceed to an Honours year, and/or postgraduate study in the subject.

Graduate opportunities

Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.

Further study for major

Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.

Related subject areas

Anthropology, Performance Studies

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