Bachelor of Music (Advanced) (BMus(Adv))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Music (Advanced) is intended to provide an enhanced learning experience for high achieving students. Students will benefit from more intensive individual tuition, access to advanced classes in their specialisation and special opportunities for higher level study through masterclasses and professional placements. It is anticipated that such an offering will attract higher-level students seeking a more challenging and rewarding learning experience. The Bachelor of Music (Advanced) will offer the following majors:
•    Classical Performance
•    Performance - Classical Voice
•    Creative Arts - Composition
•    Creative Arts - Popular Music
•    Creative Arts - Sonic Art
•    Jazz Performance 
•    Research Studies - Musicology
•    Research Studies - Music Education & Pedagogy

All applicants must attend an audition / interview (and obtain a score of 90 or above) and a musicianship test. Applicants may audition for more than one major.

The Bachelor of Music (Advanced) is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of Undergraduate Program before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Condition of Continuing Enrolment
Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 5.0 throughout their enrolment or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts. Re-audition to enrol in a Performance course after a break: A student who is eligible in any year to enrol in a performance course and who fails to do so, and who wishes to enrol in one of these courses in a subsequent year, will be required to re-audition and to reach a minimum standard for enrolment in the course in question before being authorised to enrol in that course.
A student who takes leave from a performance course for one semester and is unable to show continuity of learning on their instrument may be required to re-audition on their instrument. Approval is required from the Head of Area.
Condition of Enrolment
External performances / engagements: The Head of Undergraduate Program will determine whether students shall acknowledge the name of the School or its staff in any public performance / engagement in which they participate.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Music (Advanced)

There shall be a Bachelor of Music (Advanced).

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Music (Advanced), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units.

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  2. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units
  3. Level III courses to the value of at least 24 units
  4. Broadening electives to the value of up to 18 units to be chosen from any non- music discipline, with the exception of Music Study Tours and Music Internships.
  5. At least one major to the value of up to 51 units.

Core Courses