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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Commercial Music
BCommMus

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Commercial Music requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

2. Admission to the Music Practice major will be by selection on the basis of an audition.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Commercial Music shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling 360 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 300 credits selected from the Schedule to the degree;

(b) not more than 150 credits at 100 level;

(c) at least 105 credits at 300 level; and including

(d) the core courses as specified in Schedule A;

(e) any compulsory courses specified in the Schedule to the degree;

(f) attending studios, workshops, tutorials, and events as required.

Specialisations

4. Candidates must complete the requirements of one major as specified in Schedule B to the Qualification.

5. Majors available for the Bachelor of Commercial Music are: Music Industry, Music Practice and Music Technology.

6. Candidates may complete a minor by passing at least 60 credits from the schedule for one of the Bachelor of Commercial Music majors, including:

(a) at least 45 credits above 100 level; and

(b) at least 15 credits at 300 level.

(c) any compulsory courses identified for the minor in Schedule B for the degree.

7. Minors available for the Bachelor of Commercial Music are: Music Industry, Music Practice, and Music Technology.

8. Notwithstanding Regulation 7, candidates may include a minor from any undergraduate degree within the university for which recognised minors are specified.

9. Where a minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that qualification for the minor will apply.

10. No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

Completion Requirements

11. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

12. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded an alternative qualification should they meet the relevant qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

13. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

14. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music prior to 1 January 2018 who have completed either 133.157 or 133.255 must complete both of these courses and will be permitted to substitute these courses for the compulsory courses 133.154 and 133.254. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

15. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Industry major prior to 1 January 2018 who have completed either 133.165 or 133.265 must complete both of these courses and will be permitted to substitute these courses for 133.168 and 133.268. These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Commercial Music

Schedule A: Core courses

133.154 Contemporary Musicology 15 credits R 133.255
133.155 Music Web Development and Online Identities 15 credits  
133.156 The Recorded Work 15 credits P (133.166 and 133.167 and 133.168) or (133.175 and 133.176 and 133.177) or (133.185 and 133.186 and 133.187) C 133.155
133.158 The Musical Engagement 'Gig' 15 credits P One of (133.167 or 133.175 or 133.187) C 133.155
133.254 Music Video Production 15 credits R 133.157
133.256 Music Media 15 credits P 133.155
133.257 Philosophical Perspectives in Music 15 credits  
133.258 Music Touring 15 credits P 133.158, and 1 of (133.256 or 133.257) and 1 of (133.267 or 133.275 or 133.285)
133.355 Political Economy, Freeconomy and Community 15 credits  
133.356 Graduate Portfolio Development 15 credits P 60 credits from 133.2xx

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Music Industry (150 credits)

Selection from

133.166 Music Label Development 15 credits  
133.167 Live Music 1 15 credits  
133.168 Music Artist Development 15 credits R 133.265
133.267 Live Music 2 15 credits P 133.167
133.268 Music Publishing 15 credits P 133.166 R 133.165
133.365 The Music Manager 15 credits P 133.267 or 133.268
133.366 Future Music 15 credits P 133.267 or 133.268
133.367 Music Industry Major Project Pre-production 15 credits P 133.256, 133.257, 133.267, 133.268
133.368 Music Industry Major Project 30 credits P 133.367

Music Practice (150 credits)

Selection from

133.175 Music Instrument Practice 1 15 credits P Audition
133.176 Music Composition and Arrangement 1 15 credits P Audition
133.177 Music Production 15 credits  
133.275 Music Instrument Practice 2 15 credits P 133.175 or Audition
133.276 Music Composition and Arrangement 2 15 credits P 133.176 or Permission course coordinator
133.375 Music Instrument Practice 3 15 credits P 133.275 or Permission course coordinator
133.376 Music Composition and Arrangement 3 15 credits P 133.276 or Permission course coordinator
133.377 Music Practice Major Project Pre-production 15 credits P 133.256, 133.257, 133.275,133.276
133.378 Music Practice Major Project 30 credits P 133.377

Music Technology (150 credits)

Compulsory courses

133.185 Music and Sound Engineering 1 15 credits  
133.186 Musical Interface and Interaction 15 credits  
133.187 Live Technologies – Sound and Light 15 credits C 133.185
133.286 Music Hardware and Electronics 1 15 credits  
133.386 Music Hardware and Electronics 2 15 credits P 133.286
133.387 Music Technology Major Project Pre-production 15 credits P 133.256, 133.257, 133.285, 133.286
133.388 Music Technology Major Project 30 credits P 133.387

15 credits from

133.285 Music Software Development 1 15 credits  
133.288 Music and Sound Engineering 2 15 credits P 133.185

15 credits from

133.385 Music Software Development 2 15 credits P 133.186, 133.285

Minors

Music Industry (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

133.167 Live Music 1 15 credits  
133.267 Live Music 2 15 credits P 133.167
133.268 Music Publishing 15 credits P 133.166 R 133.165

15 credits from

133.365 The Music Manager 15 credits P 133.267 or 133.268
133.366 Future Music 15 credits P 133.267 or 133.268

Music Practice (60 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

133.176 Music Composition and Arrangement 1 15 credits P Audition
133.276 Music Composition and Arrangement 2 15 credits P 133.176 or Permission course coordinator
133.277 Electronic Music 15 credits P 133.176 or 133.177
133.376 Music Composition and Arrangement 3 15 credits P 133.276 or Permission course coordinator

Music Technology (60 credits)

Compulsory course

133.286 Music Hardware and Electronics 1 15 credits  

15 credits from

133.185 Music and Sound Engineering 1 15 credits  
133.186 Musical Interface and Interaction 15 credits  

15 credits from

133.285 Music Software Development 1 15 credits  
133.288 Music and Sound Engineering 2 15 credits P 133.185

15 credits from

133.385 Music Software Development 2 15 credits P 133.186, 133.285
133.386 Music Hardware and Electronics 2 15 credits P 133.286

Schedule C: Elective courses

Any other courses offered by the University and may include (No more than 60 credits from)

133.178 Introduction to Ableton Live 15 credits  
133.190 Music Special Topic 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
133.191 Contemporary Music Project 1A 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator
133.192 Contemporary Music Project 1B 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator
133.277 Electronic Music 15 credits P 133.176 or 133.177
133.287 Applied Lighting and Visuals for Music 15 credits  
133.290 Music Special Topic 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
133.291 Contemporary Music Project 2A 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator
133.292 Contemporary Music Project 2B 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator
133.390 Music Special Topic 15 credits P Permission course coordinator
133.391 Contemporary Music Project 3A 15 credits P Permission Course Coordinator

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