Commerce and Music - B2022

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.

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At a glance

ATAR

- Range of criteria^
92.2 Note2016 lowest ATAR offer

^Entry to this course is based on a range of criteria so there is no Clearly-in ATAR.

*Conditions apply for the Monash Guarantee.

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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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Entry Requirements

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Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8600

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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.

Scholarships

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.

Other fees

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:

A. Commerce specified study

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.

B. Commerce listed 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:

A. Music specialist 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.

B. Music theory and ear training

This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.

C. Music context studies

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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