Arts and Music
Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree
Polish your talent for music theory and practice while exploring the arts humanities and social sciences.
You will receive a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education, specialising in performance, composition, creative music technology, or ethnomusicology and musicology. In Arts you can draw flexibly from a rich repertoire of 40 majors and minors.
You may like to concentrate on the history, culture or language of the music you're playing, or add to your career flexibility with music through theatre, performance, film or journalism.
This course leads to two separate degrees:
- the Bachelor of Arts, and
- the Bachelor of Music.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.
As a graduate with a degree in Arts and another in Music you could pursue a career in the arts sector, performance, music instruction or composing, or in interdisciplinary roles, such as production, arts management, policy or coaching.
At a glance
*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.
|Location(s):||On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time|
|Duration:||4 years (full time), 8 years (part time)|
|Start date:||First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music|
View Details specific to degree:
Choose to major in one of:
|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Behavioural studies||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Communications and media studies||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Criminology||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Film and screen studies||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|International relations||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Literary studies||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Politics||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Psychology||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Sociology||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Languages and culture|
|English as an international language||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Italian studies||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Japanese studies||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, Clayton|
|Spanish and Latin American studies||Clayton||Clayton||Clayton|
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Equivalent Australian Year 12
All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.
|Australian VCE subjects||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL||N/A||N/A|
|IB||At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL||N/A||N/A|
Alternative qualifications and prerequisites
For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.
Non-School leaver requirements
All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.
VET Certificate IV graduates: Certificate IV level studies will be considered where the applicant has average results of 70% or above. Recommended studies include music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Some advanced standing may be granted for VET studies.
University: Two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in music, performing arts, humanities or social sciences. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission; however qualifications gained more than 10 years prior can be used for admission.
Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
Extra requirements for domestic applicants:
Extra requirements for Arts:
Extra requirements for Music:
All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions.
For further information please call 1800 MONASH (666 274).
Making the application
You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.
Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
The average annual student contribution amount is:
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.
As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:
- pay all of your student contribution up front and receive a 10% discount, or
- defer payment through the HECS HELP loan scheme.
We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.
Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.
The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.
The Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Music specialist study, Music theory and ear training, and Music context study:
This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.
This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.
These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.
View course maps
The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.
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