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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 (Honours)

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 Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Commercial Music, having achieved at least a B grade average over the highest level courses, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Commercial Music Honours shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 120 credits at 700 and 800 levels from the Schedule to the degree;

and including:

(b) the compulsory courses as listed in the Schedule; and

(b) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and/or laboratories as required.


3. The Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) is awarded without a subject.

Student Progression

4. The Degree of Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) is awarded with a class of Honours.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the 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 the Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours)

Compulsory Courses (105 credits from)

133.701 Prototyping and Development for Advanced Music Projects 30 credits

133.702 Critical Frameworks for Music 15 credits

133.803 Advanced Music Research Project 60 credits
P 133701

Compulsory Course Selection (15 credits from)

133.703 Contemporary Music Project 15 credits
P Permission Head of School

197.705 Independent Study 15 credits