Commerce and Music
Bachelor degree/Bachelor degree
Who said creativity and commerce don't mix? Musicians usually have a good head for maths and numbers and logical thinking, so why not bring them together, with a double degree course in Commerce and Music.
With this combination you can follow your passion, and gain essential skills that will help you take your music career to the next level, or pursue the commercial aspects of music.
This course leads to two separate degrees:
- the Bachelor of Commerce, and
- the Bachelor of Music.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.
You will receive a high-quality tertiary music education, specialising in Performance, Composition, Creative Music Technology, or Ethnomusicology and Musicology. You'll combine this with a major in commerce, such as Actuarial Studies, Finance, Marketing Science or Management Studies, perhaps to help you manage business requirements either for yourself or across the music industry.
A degree in Commerce and another in Music opens up a variety of flexible options for becoming part of the global music industry, whether by contributing to it using your musical talents, or developing your professional skills in commercial roles such as managing record labels, artists, not-for-profit organisations or cultural events.
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)|
|Qualification:||Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Music|
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|Listed area of study||Major||Extended Major||Minor|
|Accounting||Caulfield, Clayton||Caulfield, 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||Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics||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||At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 4 in Further Mathematics SL||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
Above minimum entrance requirement for Monash University.
Applicants should note that the above English and mathematics prerequisites, or their interstate/overseas equivalents, must be satisfied.
VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least a 80% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements.
University: To be considered, completion of two single units satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought. Applicants should have at least a 70% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement.
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 Commerce:
VTAC Personal Statement - Current year 12 applicants are not required to complete this statement. All other applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement detailing any experience that is relevant to the course. Information on the statement receives equal weighting with academic results in deciding the ranking.
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
Semester one (February)
Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.
Semester two (July)
This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry
For applications Direct to Monash
Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B2022
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 Commerce is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
The Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the three 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.
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