Honours entry requirements: Discipline requirements

Bachelor of Music (Honours): A3702

  1. Students applying for honours in music must have completed a bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree with a major (48 points or equivalent; one year EFTSL) in the intended honours discipline.
  2. Students must have maintained at least a 70 distinction average in the honours discipline in at least 24 points (or equivalent) at third-year level.
  3. For prospective students applying for honours studies in performance:
    1. Students must pass an audition judged by two academic staff members from the School of Music.
    2. Students who have completed a Monash University Bachelor of Music degree specialising in performance within one year prior to application may have the audition waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in ATS3137.
    3. Students who are due to complete a Monash University Bachelor of Music degree specialising in performance and then commence honours the following year may have the audition waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in ATS3137.
  4. For prospective students applying for honours studies in composition and music technology:
    1. Students must submit a portfolio of two composition pieces, and pass an interview with the School Honours Coordinator and Composition and music technology convenor or nominated academic staff member from the School of Music.
    2. Students who have completed a Monash University Bachelor of Music degree specialising in composition, creative music technology or composition and music technology within one year prior to application may have the portfolio and interview waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in ATS3141.
    3. Students who are due to complete a Monash University Bachelor of Music degree specialising in composition, creative music technology or composition and music technology and then commence honours the following year may have the portfolio and interview requirements waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in ATS3141.
  5. For prospective students applying for honours studies in ethnomusicology and musicology:
    1. Students must provide a one-page summary of the 15-18 000-word research thesis to be completed, and also pass an interview with the School Honours Coordinator and Musicology and ethnomusicology convenor or nominated academic staff member from the School of Music.
    2. Students must also provide a portfolio of two pieces of written work from previous units or studies, to be assessed by the School Honours Coordinator and Musicology and ethnomusicology convenor or nominated academic staff member from the School of Music.
    3. Students who have completed a Bachelor of Music degree specialising in ethnomusicology and musicology within one year prior to application may have the requirement to present two pieces of written work waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in ATS3153.
    4. Students who are due to complete a Bachelor of Music degree specialising in performance and then commence honours the following year may have the requirement to present two pieces of written work waived, at the discretion of the School Honours Coordinator, if they have a mark of 70 (or higher) in two third-year ethnomusicology and musicology units.
  6. No deferral is permitted for any specialisation in the Bachelor of Music (Honours).