Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Music Studies/Bachelor of Arts


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 title

BPMSTART-01

Bachelor of Music Studies / Bachelor of Arts

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the joint supervision of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for the duration of the combined program.
(2)
The Deans of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Eligible applicants who submit additional information may improve their ranking by participating in the University's access and equity schemes.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to complete a music skills test or jazz aptitude test and:
(a)
Principal Study in Composition, to submit at three compositions in different performance media which should represent their present level of achievement as composers and to attend an interview;
(b)
Principal Study in Musicology, to present an example of recent written work and to attend an interview;
(c)
Principal Study in Performance, to undertake a practical audition in their nominated instrument or in voice.
(d)
Principal Study in Contemporary in Music Practice, to present a portfolio and to attend an interview;
(3)
The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Music Studies are set out in the Table of units of study for Undergraduate Degrees from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts are listed in Tables A and B from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences table of units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must successfully complete 240 credit points comprising 126 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and 114 credit points from the Conservatorium of Music, and reach the minimum levels of achievement as set out in the table below:
(a)
Performance

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Principal Study 1-6

Performance

12

 

Music Skills

24

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

Jazz Music Skills 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

24

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units

Teaching Music

3

Can be taken in studio pedagogy or music education units of study

Electives (Conservatorium)

15

 

Arts Units

126

At least 72 senior credit points from Table A, including a major as defined by the resolution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

(b)
Composition

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Principal Study 1-6

Composition

36

Instrumentation & Orchestration;

New Music, New Thinking;

Electroacoustic Music 1 & 2;

Composer Performer Workshop 1;

plus a further 9 cps in Composition units

Performance

6

6 cps Ensemble or 6 cps Composition Through Improvisation

Music Skills

24

18 cps in Harmony & Analysis &  Aural Perception;

Creative Music Technology; Sound Recording Fundamentals

Analysis, history and culture studies

12

Comp Techniques: Number & Process; Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process

Arts Units

126

At least 72 senior credit points from Table A, including a major as defined by the resolution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

(c)
Contemporary Music Practice

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Contemporary Music Practice 1-6

Contemporary Music Studies

24

12cps in Popular Music units

Performance 

 

Music Skills & Technology

24

Fundamentals of Music 1-3, or 18 cps in Harmony and Analysis, Aural Perception, or Jazz Music Skills units; 6 cps in Music Technology

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

24

Sounds, Screens, Speakers; New Music, New Thinking

Arts Units

126

At least 72 senior credit points from Table A, including a major as defined by the resolution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

(d)
Musicology

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Principal Study 1-6

Musicology

12

Musicology Workshop 1-4

Music Skills

24

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

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

24

At least 12 credit points from Foundation units

Teaching Music

3

Can be taken in studio pedagogy or music education units of study

Performance

9

 

Electives (Conservatorium)

6

 

Arts Units

126

At least 72 senior credit points from Table A, including a major as defined by the resolution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a Table A major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts component of the combined degree. Candidates have the option of completing a second major from either Table A or Table B. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The list of majors and the requirements for the completion of a major are specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

7 Principal Studies

Principal Studies available for the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Music Studies or Bachelor of Arts. Honours requires the completion of one additional full time year of study for the Bachelor of Music Studies or Bachelor of Arts degree. Part time study over two years may be permitted if the Faculty is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake honours full time.
(2)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed in the resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies degree. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

9 Award of the degrees

(1)
Candidates will be awarded a separate testamur for each degree completed.
(2)
The Bachelor of Music Studies and the Bachelor of Arts are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours. The honours degrees are 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 Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete either the Bachelor of Music Studies or the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the abandoned degree in the future will require a new application for admission to candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 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.