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    Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

    University of Melbourne

    University of Melbourne

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    Australia, Melbourne

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Bachelor

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Course Code

    058837J

    Campuses

    Southbank

    Program Language

    English

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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 38,424  / year

    Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

    About

    The Bachelor of Music provides advanced training across a variety of musical disciplines. Students major in Composition, Interactive Composition, Jazz & Improvisation, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Music Studies, or Performance.

    The program develops technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with music core studies, music electives and complementary breadth subjects.

    The Interactive Composition major is an intensive, commercially led, collaborative music program giving you the skills required to create music and sound for a range of contemporary media contexts and platforms.

    You will:

    • develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of music
    • broaden their musical knowledge across a range of styles and repertoire
    • develop advanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving through regular practical activities and theoretical studies
    • participate in performance and academic activities
    • opportunities for solo and ensemble performances
    • have access to a wide range of invaluable career experiences at a local or international context.

    Future pathways

    Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your knowledge and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in music.

    Where will this take me?

    Whichever major you choose to pursue in the Bachelor of Music, you will enjoy a wide range of employment options in a range of different industries. Explore some of the careers our graduates have moved into after graduating below.

    Careers in: Interactive Composition

    With broad learning and expert skills gained across this major, you'll be prepared for a number of careers, from composer and producer through to educator or reviewer. The Interactive Composition major is your pathway to a range of employment options, including:

    • Composer for: film, television and animation, concert and commercial release, theatre and dance, advertising, locations and events, bands and soloists, websites and video games.
    • Contemporary music arranger
    • Contemporary music critic or reviewer
    • Contemporary music educator
    • PA or recording technician
    • Project curator
    • Record producer or music director
    • Sound and music producer
    • DJ/remixer for studio and performance
    • Music teacher
    • Music director
    • Sound designer
    • Music journalist
    • Multimedia designer
    • Studio engineer.

    Further study options

    You have the flexibility to enter the workforce straight from your undergraduate degree, or you may choose to progress to a fourth-year Honours degree.

    Honours is an intensive and highly specialised one-year program designed to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect, allowing you to master your field of knowledge and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in music.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) you must:

    • Have completed a three-year undergraduate degree with at least two years in science or technology areas of study within the last 10 years
    • Have completed at least 50 points at third-year level in science or technology areas of study (or equivalent) within the last 10 years
    • Have achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65% in your undergraduate degree
    • Meet the specific requirements for the discipline area or research project you apply for - see below for stream-specific requirements.

    Stream-specific requirements

    • Agricultural Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroscience: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Animal Science and Management: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Biochemistry and Pharmacology: if specialisation in Pharmacology, a major in Pharmacology or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Biosciences: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Chemistry: a major in Chemistry. Applications from otherwise qualified graduates who have not completed a Chemistry major will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Selection Committee.
    • Clinical Pathology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Earth Sciences: a major in Earth Sciences, or in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Ecosystem Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed research project
    • Food Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Forest Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Geography: a major in Geography with an average of at least H2B (70%) in second and third-year subjects in Geography, or equivalent
    • Human Nutrition: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medical Biology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (Austin Health): an undergraduate 3-year degree in a relevant experimental science discipline with an average of at least H2B (70%-74%), or equivalent.
    • Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (St Vincent's Hospital): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Medicine (Western Health): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Microbiology and Immunology: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Optometry and Vision Sciences: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Oral Health Science: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Otolaryngology: a major in a discipline relevant to hearing sciences
    • Paediatrics: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Pathology: a major in Pathology, or a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project together with a second year pathology or pathophysiology subject, or equivalent. Applications from otherwise qualified graduates who have not completed the above but have practical experience in another biomedical science discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Selection Committee.
    • Population and Global Health: a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Primary Care (General Practice): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Psychology: an undergraduate degree that includes an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited major in Psychology with a weighted average of at least 70% (H2B) in second and third-year (Level 3) Psychology subjects is assigned twice the weight of the average of the second year (Level 2) Psychology subjects.
    • Psychopharmacology (Psychiatry (Austin Health)): a major in pharmacology, psychology or chemistry
    • Surgery (Austin Health): a major in a discipline relevant to the proposed project
    • Veterinary Bioscience: a major in a biological sciences discipline.

    About selection

    • Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection
    • Selection is subject to linking you with the appropriate project and supervisor to maximise your experience
    • Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole or to individual discipline streams and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research
    • The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of your application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

    English Program Requirements

    IELTS: Score: 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

    TOEFL: Score: 79+, with writing 21; speaking 18; reading 13; listening 13.

    PEARSON: Score: 64+, with no communicative skill below 60.

    CAMBRIDGE: Score: 176+, with no skill less than 169.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 38,424 
    University of Melbourne

    Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

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