The next intake for the School of Music will be for Semester 2, 2013:
Audition dates for entry in Semester 1, 2014:
The Music Studies major can also be taken in conjunction with Specialist Music 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.
For students wishing to specialise in music performance, composition or musicology, the Specialist Music Studies major may be taken concurrently with the Music Studies major.
Taken in conjunction with the Music Studies major, the Specialist Music Studies major is a stepping stone to a variety of professional music careers.
Specialist Music 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 elective 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 Opera Scenes, will require an audition. Other ensembles, for example, Djembe Circle (African Drumming), and the Show Choir, are suitable for students with little or no musical backgorund.
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 Specialist Music Studies students must: