Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

 

Bachelor of Music (Music Education)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

QH011

Bachelor of Music (Music Education)

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is normally full time. Part time study may be permitted upon successful application.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to complete a music skills or jazz aptitude test; and to either undertake a practical audition (instrument or voice), or submit composition works, or present recent written work, as well as attend an interview. The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of units of study for Undergraduate Degrees.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement as set out in the tables below:
(a)
Performance

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

24

Principal Study 1-4

Music Education

96

Professional Issues in Music Education;

Professional Experience 3;

Technology in Music Education

Performance

6

6cps of Ensemble/Performance

Music Skills

24

Harmony and Analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

18

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units including Musical Worlds of Today

Electives

24

 
(b)
Jazz Studies

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

24

Principal Study 1-4

Music Education

96

Professional Issues in Music Education;

Professional Experience 3;

Technology in Music Education

Performance

6

6cps of Ensemble/Performance

Music Skills

24

Jazz Music Skills 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

18

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units including Musical Worlds of Today

Electives

24

 
(c)
Composition

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

24

Principal Study 1-4

Music Education

96

Professional Issues in Music Education;

Professional Experience 3;

Technology in Music Education

Composition

15

Instrumentation and Orchestration;

New Music, New Thinking; Composition Through Improvisation 1

Performance

6

6cps of Ensemble/Performance

Music Skills

21

18 cps in Harmony & Analysis and Aural Perception;

Sound Recording Fundamentals

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

18

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units including Musical Worlds of Today

Electives 

12

 

(d)
Musicology

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

24

Principal Study 1-4

Music Education

96

Professional Issues in Music Education;

Professional Experience 3;

Technology in Music Education

Performance

12

12cps of Ensemble/Performance

Music Skills

24

Harmony and Analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

18

18 credit points from Foundation units including Musical Worlds of Today

Electives including performance

18

 

 

5 Principal Studies

(1)
The Principal Studies available are:
(a)
Composition
(b)
Musicology
(c)
Performance
(d)
Brass
(e)
Historical Performance
(f)
Jazz Studies (Instrumental/Vocal)
(g)
Keyboard
(h)
Percussion
(i)
Strings
(j)
Voice (classical)
(k)
Woodwind

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to students who complete an alternative set of units of study. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of 96 credit points of study. Admission normally requires a WAM of at least 65 in second year units of study and an average of at least 75 in Music Education and Education units, and demonstration of a proven capacity to write extended essays of quality.
(2)
To qualify for the honours degree, candidates must complete the requirements for the pass degree including 48 credit points of honours units from Music Education.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Music (Music Education) is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a single result is provided as an aggregated mark based on the Honours units of study the student has completed.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements of Bachelor of Music (Music Education), will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.