A major in the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Studies or Diploma of Music is defined as a principal study. Enrolment in a principal study is compulsory in all Conservatorium courses. Principal study in Strings for cello, double bass, guitar, harp, viola, or violin involves instrumental lessons, performance workshops and masterclasses.

Study plan

Bachelor of Music (Performance) students undertake one 6 credit point (cp) unit of study in their principal study in each of the eight semesters that make up the four year degree. Diploma of Music and Bachelor of Music (Music Education) students take a minimum of four six cp units of study in their principal study and Bachelor of Music Studies students a minimum of six units of study.

Graduate opportunities

A principal study in Strings will develop students as professional musicians who will reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession. Graduates are prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players, as well as music educators, creators, researchers and writers.

Further study for major

Eligible students may apply for the Bachelor of Music (Honours), Bachelor of Music Studies (Honours) or postgraduate coursework study in music. Honours graduates are eligible to apply for a research master's degree in one of the following areas: applied research in music performance; composition; music education; musicology; performance; preliminary; or a professional doctorate in Musical Arts.

Related subject areas

Brass, Early Music, Jazz Performance, Piano, Percussion, Voice, Woodwind, Musicology, Composition

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