Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)

 

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance)


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 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

BPMUSICM-05

Bachelor of Music

BHMUSSTH-01

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

BPMCOAVS-01 

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition)

BPMPEAVS-01

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course may be full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Music is available in the following streams:
(a)
Composition
(b)
Music Education
(c)
Performance
(2)
The Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies is available in the following streams:
(a)
Composition
(b)
Performance
(3)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Music. Candidates not undertaking a stream must complete a program or a major.
(4)
Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies. The requirements for the completion of each stream are specified in the Table A for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

4 Cross-faculty management

The Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Music (Honours) not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Except for students admitted under the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme, admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy.
(2)
Offers to the Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Music (Composition); and Bachelor of Music (Performance) may be made to exceptional students under the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme. Details of the requirements for this scheme are found in the Coursework Policy.
(3)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to:
(a)
Present a portfolio of work and attend an interview, or
(b)
Undertake a practical audition in a nominated instrument or voice.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in:
(a)
Table A of the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
Table S of the Shared Pool of Undergraduate Degrees
(c)
Table O of the Shared Pool of Undergraduate Degrees
(d)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S and Table O mean Table A, Table S and Table O.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music without a stream, candidates must complete 192 credit points in total comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of core unit of study as specified in Table A; and
(b)
12 credit points of Performance or Ensemble units of study as specified in Table A; and
(c)
12 credit points of project units of study; and
(d)
a program (72 credit points) as listed and defined in Section 7 below and as specified in Table A; or
(e)
a major in Musicology (48 credit points) as listed and defined in Section 7 and specified in Table A and an additional 12 credit points of core units of study as specified in Table A; and
(f)
a major (48 credit points) from Table S; and/or
(g)
a minor (36 credit points) from Table S; and/or
(h)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A or Table S; and/or
(i)
up to a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music (Music Education), candidates must complete 192 credit points in total, comprising:
(a)
60 credit points of core units of study as specified in Table A; and
(b)
EDLN2000 Lantite undergraduate; and
(c)
96 credit points of Music Education units of study as specified in Table A; and
(d)
24 credit points of Principal Study Area units of study as listed and defined in Section 7 below and as specified in Table A; and
(e)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A, Table S and up to a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music (Composition), candidates must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
54 credit points of core units as specified in Table A; and
(b)
84 credit points of Composition Studies units as specified in Table A; and
(c)
12 credit points of project units of of study, and
(d)
A minor (36 credit points) from Table S; or
(e)
36 credit points of elective units of study from Table A or Table S; and
(f)
where appropriate, elective units of study from Table A or Table S, and a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(5)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music (Performance), candidates must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of core units of study as specified in Table A; and
(b)
72 credit points of Principal Study Area units of study as listed and defined in Section 7 below and as specified in Table A; and
(c)
12 credit points of project units of study; and
(d)
a minimum of 30 credit points of Ensemble / Performance units of study as specified in Table A; and
(e)
Additional Core and Ensemble / Performance units of study as required by the Principal Study area and specified in Table A; and
(f)
where appropriate, elective units from Table A, Table S and a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O
(6)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition), a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of Specialisation units of study
(b)
30 credit points of core units of study;
(c)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O;
(d)
A major (48 credit points) from Table S; and
(e)
A minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from the Specialisation or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 credit points and up to 36 credit points
(f)
where appropriate, elective units of study from a Specialisation or Table S.
(7)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance), a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
(a)
30 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
102 credit points of Specialisation units of study
(c)
12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O;
(d)
A major (48 credit points) from Table S
(e)
A minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from a Specialisation or Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 credit points and up to 36 credit points.
(f)
where appropriate, elective units of study from a Specialisation or Table S.

7 Programs, majors, minors and principal study areas

(1)
Bachelor of Music
Completion of a program or major from Table A is a requirement of the Bachelor of Music for candidates not undertaking a stream. Requirements for completion of programs, majors, minors and principal study areas are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(2)
Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies
Completion of a stream and second major from Table S is a requirement of the Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Requirements for completion of majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S.
(3)
Requirements for programs, majors and minors
(a)
Programs, majors and minors are as defined in the Learning and Teaching Policy 2015.
(b)
The requirements for completion of programs, majors and minors are as set out in Table A and Table S
(4)
The Programs, Majors, Minors and Principal Study Areas available in Table A of the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies are:
(a)
Bachelor of Music
Programs
(i)
Composition for Creative Industries
(ii)
Contemporary Music Practice
(iii)
Digital Music and Media
Majors
(i)
Musicology
Minors
(i)
Community Music
(ii)
Composition for Creative Industries
(iii)
Digital Media and Music
(iv)
Ethnomusicology
(v)
Indigenous Music
(vi)
Performance and Ensembles
(vii)
Performance Science
(b)
Bachelor of Music (Music Education)
Principal Study Areas
(i)
Classical Voice
(ii)
Composition
(iii)
Contemporary Music Practice
(iv)
Jazz Performance
(v)
Musicology
(vi)
Performance
Horn
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Historical Performance
Organ
Piano
Percussion
Drum Set
Guitar
Double Bass
Harp
Violoncello
Viola
Violin
Basson
Clarinet
Flute
Oboe
Saxophone
(c)
Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance)
Principal Study Areas
(i)
Classical Voice
(ii)
Drum Set
(iii)
Historical Performance
(iv)
Jazz Performance
(v)
Jazz Voice Performance
(vi)
Non-Western Instruments
(vii)
Non-Orchestral Instruments
Collaborative Piano
Guitar
Organ
Piano
Saxophone
(vii)
Orchestral Instruments
Horn
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Percussion
Double Bass
Harp
Violoncello
Viola
Violin
Bassoon
Clarinet
Flute
Oboe

8 Bachelor of Music with Honours

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Music who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the Program or Honours Coordinator after the completion of 144 credit points of study.
(2)
Admission normally requires a WAM of at least 75 in relevant 2000-level and above units as well as the completion of stream specific requirements, including but not limited to:
(a)
For candidates undertaking the Composition stream an average mark of at least 75 in Composition 5 and 6
(b)
For candidates undertaking the Performance stream an average mark of at least 75 in Principal Study 4 and 6.
(c)
For all candidates, a minimum average mark of 75 in Analysis, History and Culture Studies units.
(3)
To qualify for the honours degree, candidates must complete 192 credit points including 48 credit points of Honours units.
(d)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component. For honours with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the honours mark is as specified in these resolutions and in the resolutions for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. For honours in another faculty the honours mark is as specified in the relevant faculty resolutions.

9 Requirements for the Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies with Honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. For candidates undertaking an honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Coursework Policy, these resolutions and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the component is undertaken.
(2)
Admission to the honours program is by permission of the Program or Honours Coordinator after the completion of all of the following requirements:
(a)
a Bachelor of Music degree (or equivalent) including 144 credit points and a stream, major or program, any degree or stream-specific core, and a minor, or equivalent studies at another institution.
(b)
an average mark of 75.0 or above in relevant 2000-level and above units of study relevant to the honours area, as determined by Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
(c)
Any requirements for honours entry set by the relevant department.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Advanced Studies with honours, a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree as specified in 6 above, and 48 credit points of additional honours units at 4000 level or above, including an honours research project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points, and at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and published in the handbook.
(4)
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work, including the embedded honours component as specified in these resolutions, in the resolutions for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or in the resolutions of the relevant faculty.

10 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Music is awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and a single result is provided as an aggregated mark based on the Honours units of study the student has completed.

A student who achieves an honours mark in the range

Will be awarded honours

80 ≥ honours mark ≤ 100

First Class

75 ≥ honours mark < 80

Second Class/Division 1

70 ≥ honours mark < 75

Second Class/Division 2

65 ≥ honours mark < 70

Third Class

(3)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements of Bachelor of Music will be awarded the pass degree.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is available in this course under conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

12 International exchange

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

13 Credit for previous study

Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Resolutions of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty in Table S any relevant resolutions of that faculty.

14 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may transfer from the Bachelor of Music (Performance) or Bachelor of Music (Composition) and elect to complete the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance) or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition). Candidates wishing to transfer must do so prior to the start of year 2 in accordance with these resolutions and will receive full credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Music (Performance) or Bachelor of Music (Composition).
(2)
A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies(Performance) or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies(Composition) combined degrees at the end of year 4 and elect to complete the Bachelor of Music (Performance) or Bachelor of Music (Composition)and receive 60 credit points taken in the combined degree towards More Specialisation and More Core in accordance with these resolutions.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2021 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2021 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2021 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.