University of New England
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3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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Want to tune up your passion for music? This online Bachelor of Music from the University of New England (UNE) will set you up for your dream music job and prepare you for a number of exciting musical career pathways.
Through intensive studies covering musical theory, history, composition and performance, you'll develop key skills and knowledge that will enable you to commence a professional music career. You'll also produce a creative and/or research portfolio designed to showcase your abilities.
Graduates from this online course are independent musical practitioners with historical, cultural and theoretical knowledge and diverse skills in songwriting, composition, performance and music technology.
This course allows you to undertake an optional Honours year for students who would like to extend the depth and breadth of their undergraduate studies. Completing Honours studies helps improve your problem-solving and research skills, and demonstrates a more wide-ranging understanding of your chosen discipline to prospective employers.
High-achieving students with a GPA that meets the eligibility criteria for this course may be able to complete an additional one-year degree program, and graduate with a Bachelor of Music with Honours.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Former or current UNE students may transfer to the Bachelor of Music on the basis of previous music studies completed as part of a UNE bachelor degree when they meet the following requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this music course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus two to four of the following listed units:
Plus two to five of the following listed units:
Plus four to 10 of the following units:
Plus up to four of the following units:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Music from the University of New England.
Graduates will be qualified, professional independent music practitioners, and can seek positions in performance, composition, arranging, music production or private studio teaching.
Graduates from this course can also pursue further study, such as a specialised honours degree, or complete courses in education to undertake careers in school-based music teaching.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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