The Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Music Education is a five-year dual degree program that enables students to secure a professional teaching qualification as well as a specialist degree in music, providing a foundation for other musical careers. Students develop a range of skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to teaching Year 7-12. The program also introduces issues of professional ethics and responsibilities. Students build their teaching skills and experience through practicum placements in schools.
The degree offers an integrated training in six major areas: Musicology, Musicianship, Music Education Studies, Performance Studies, Education Studies and Contextual Studies.
High achieving Music Education students may apply for entry to Honours. Honours in Education is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student tofurther explore the field of Education. It involves seminars and the completion of a thesis. For more information on our honours program please click here. Honours in Music may be completed within the five-year timeframe of the dual degree. For more information on Honours in Music in the School of Arts and Media, click here.
Entry to the BMusBEd requires successful completion of an audition. Auditions are managed by School of Arts and Media. For more information, please click here
The Education program at UNSW prepares graduates to pursue a career in secondary school teaching in New South Wales, Australia and overseas. Other career options include policy development and leadership within schools or supervisory, corporate training, customer relations and managerial roles in a variety ofindustries, as well as specialized careers involving music journalism, broadcasting, production, private studio teaching, composition, and performing.
Teaching practice is undertaken in at least two different secondary schools under the supervision of experienced teachers, and is complemented by an innovative program of community engagement. Students must be available five days a week during normal school hours during these periods. Click here for more information about Professional Experience at UNSW.
English Language Requirements
Proficiency in English is essential in all Education courses. It is expected that all applicants will have a Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in StandardEnglish, English as a Second Language or Advanced English, or an overall IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing, or the equivalent.
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|UNSW Program Code||3446|
|Program Duration||5 years
|Units of Credit||240 UOC|
|Program Structure||See handbook details below
|Location||UNSW Kensington Campus|
|Commencement||Semester 1,2013 & Semester 2, 2013|
|How to Apply||Apply online at www.uac.edu.au|
|Fees||Click here for more information
|Information for International Students||www.international.unsw.edu.au|
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