The next intake for the School of Music will be for Semester 1,2017:
Auditions for Semester 1 entry can be arranged by contacting the music office:
The School of Music offers 1-1 tuition in:
The Music Studies major can also be taken in conjunction with Music Specialist Studies, a major in another discipline or a selection of other units.
The BA or BPhil(Hons) with two majors in music is equivalent to the first three years of the current Bachelor of Music course, with increased performance opportunities.
Music Studies will provide a foundation in the general study of music that can lead to a variety of career pathways, including the performing arts.
For students wishing to specialise in music performance, composition or musicology, the Music Specialist Studies major may be taken concurrently with the Music Studies major.
When taken as a degree-specific major within the BA or BPhil(Hons), Music Studies includes two units (equal to two semesters) of one-to-one instrumental, vocal or composition lessons (equivalent to one year full-time).
Taken in conjunction with the Music Studies major, the Music Specialist Studies major is a stepping stone to a variety of professional music careers.
Music Specialist Studies will provide students with a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education, and intensive concentration in a chosen area of specialisation: performance, composition or musicology.
It will enable students, as emerging performers, composers, music educators or researchers, to pursue postgraduate studies in music at UWA or other centres of musical excellence.
Students enrolled concurrently in both music majors are eligible, subject to satisfactory progress, to receive individual one-to-one instrumental, vocal or composition tuition in every semester of their degree.
In addition to intensive studies in performance, composition and musicianship, students taking music studies and specialist music studies majors concurrently will have access to a wider range of optional units including:
A less extensive range of electives is open to students enrolled in the Music Studies major.
The School of Music will offer two Category A units: Popular Music in Global Perspective (level 1) and Music in World Cultures (level 2). These units are specifically designed to focus on music and issues affecting the global community, and are suitable for students with previous music experience, as well as those new to the field.
Also available are Music Ensemble units wherein students participate in a variety of ensembles and undertake project-based assignments relating to a chosen ensemble. Some ensembles, such as the Symphony Orchestra and Vocal Consort, will require an audition. Other ensembles, for example, Percussion Ensemble, Ukulele Ensemble, and the Show Choir, are suitable for students with little or no musical background.
In addition to these broadening units, undergraduate students not majoring in music may elect to take other music units. Subject to fulfilling unit prerequisites, students may choose from a wide range of electives, including:
To major in Music Studies and / or Music Specialist Studies students must: