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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.

16. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Industry major prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed two out of three courses (133.166133.167 or 133.168) may substitute these courses for 133.167 and 133.168

17. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Industry major prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed 133.268 may substitute this course for 133.260

18. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Industry major prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed 133.366 may substitute this course for 133.360

19. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Technology major prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed two out of three courses (133.185133.186 or 133.187) may substitute these courses for 133.185 and 133.186

20. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Technology major prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed two out of three courses (133.285133.286 or 133.288) may substitute these courses for 133.281 and 133.288

21. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed 133.155 may substitute this course for 133.152

22. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed both these two 15-credit courses (133.156 and 133.158) may substitute these courses for 133.153 (30-credit course). 

23. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed both these two 15-credit courses (133.254 and 133.258) may substitute these courses for 133.253 (30-credit course).

24. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music prior to 01 January 2020 who have completed one out of three courses (133.367133.377 or 133.387) may substitute this course for 133.350

25. All candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Commercial Music, Music Technology major prior to 01 January 2021 who have completed two out of three courses (133.385133.386 or 133.389) may substitute these courses for 133.381 and 133.389

26. The transitional arrangements in Regulations 16 – 25 expire on 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Commercial Music

Schedule A: Core courses

Compulsory courses (165 credits from)

133.152 Music Media 1 15 credits
P 30 credits from 133.1XX R 133.155

133.153 Music Project 1 30 credits
P 30 credits from 133.1XX R 133.156 and 133.158

133.154 Contemporary Musicology 15 credits
R 133.255

133.253 Music Project 2 30 credits
P 133.153 or (133.156 and 133.158) R 133.254 and 133.258

133.256 Music Media 2 15 credits
P 133.152 or 133.155

133.257 Philosophical Perspectives on Creative Practice 15 credits

133.350 Major Project Pre-Production 15 credits
P 133.253 or 133.258 R 133.367 or 133.377 or 133.387

133.355 Political Economy, Freeconomy and Community 15 credits

133.356 Graduate Portfolio Development 15 credits
P 60 credits from 133.2xx

Compulsory course selection (15 credits from)

Any 100-level Music (133 prefix) course

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors (120 credits from)

Music Industry (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

133.167 Music Entrepreneurship 1 15 credits

133.168 Music Artist Development 15 credits
R 133.265

133.260 Music Audience Development 15 credits
P 133.168 R 133.268

133.267 Music Entrepreneurship 2 15 credits
P 133.167

133.360 Music Business Development 15 credits
P 133.260 or 133.267 or 133.268 R 133.366

133.365 Music Entrepreneurship 3 15 credits
P 133.267 or 133.268

133.368 Music Industry Major Project 30 credits
P 133.350 or 133.367

Music Practice (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

133.175 Music Practice 1 15 credits
P Audition

133.176 Music Production and Composition 1 15 credits

133.275 Music Practice 2 15 credits
P 133.175 or Audition

133.276 Music Production and Composition 2 15 credits
P 133.176 or Appraisal Required

133.375 Music Practice 3 15 credits
P 133.275 or Appraisal Required

133.376 Music Production and Composition 3 15 credits
P 133.276 or Appraisal Required

133.378 Music Practice Major Project 30 credits
P 133.350 or 133.377

Music Technology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses

133.185 Music and Sound Engineering 1 15 credits

133.186 Musical Interface and Interaction 1 15 credits

133.281 Musical Interface and Interaction 2 15 credits
P 133.186 R 133.285 and 133.286

133.288 Music and Sound Engineering 2 15 credits
P 133.185

133.388 Music Technology Major Project 30 credits
P 133.350 or 133.387

30 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

133.389 Advanced Sound and Music Technologies 15 credits
P 133.288

Minors (60 credits from)

Music Industry (60 credits)

Compulsory course (15 credits from)

133.267 Music Entrepreneurship 2 15 credits
P 133.167

Compulsory course selections

15 credits from

133.167 Music Entrepreneurship 1 15 credits

133.168 Music Artist Development 15 credits
R 133.265

15 credits from

133.260 Music Audience Development 15 credits
P 133.168 R 133.268

133.268 Music Publishing 15 credits
P 133.166 R 133.165

15 credits from

133.360 Music Business Development 15 credits
P 133.260 or 133.267 or 133.268 R 133.366

133.365 Music Entrepreneurship 3 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 course (15 credits from)

133.276 Music Production and Composition 2 15 credits
P 133.176 or Appraisal Required

Compulsory course selections

15 credits from

133.175 Music Practice 1 15 credits
P Audition

133.176 Music Production and Composition 1 15 credits

15 credits from

133.275 Music Practice 2 15 credits
P 133.175 or Audition

133.277 Electronic Music 15 credits
P 133.176 or 133.177

15 credits from

133.375 Music Practice 3 15 credits
P 133.275 or Appraisal Required

133.376 Music Production and Composition 3 15 credits
P 133.276 or Appraisal Required

Music Technology (60 credits)

Compulsory course selections

15 credits from

133.185 Music and Sound Engineering 1 15 credits

133.186 Musical Interface and Interaction 1 15 credits

30 credits from

133.281 Musical Interface and Interaction 2 15 credits
P 133.186 R 133.285 and 133.286

133.285 Music Software Development 1 15 credits

133.286 Music Hardware and Electronics 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

133.389 Advanced Sound and Music Technologies 15 credits
P 133.288

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 Appraisal Required

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 Appraisal Required

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 Appraisal Required

133.391 Contemporary Music Project 3A 15 credits
P Permission Course Coordinator

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