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Summary
Bachelor of Creative Arts Specialisation Music (BCAR)
  • CRICOS: 085003E

Study Mode
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 24 units

Duration
  • 3 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Most innovative music degree in Australia

Our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music) is increasingly recognised as one of the most innovative in Australia. We understand that 21st century musicians must be flexible, resilient, creative, collaborative and adaptable. You will undertake a holistic program of learning, which values musical diversity and integrated theory with practice and music technology. You will learn within an exciting and collaborative environment alongside industry professionals.

After completing your first year, you can then take the opportunity to specialise in contemporary singing or a range of instrumental and collaborative music practices. You may also combine disciplines within creative arts or other areas of study.

Practical experience

Our students have many opportunities to perform publicly in our Arts Theatre, and in larger projects such as the Your Song, My Way concert series, and our annual To Glee or Not To Glee event. You can also explore your own interests through tailored projects. Recent examples include recording a worship EP for independent release and composing the score for the annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival.

At USQ music, we have a fantastic culture of collaboration between staff and students where you can learn from music professionals within a supportive environment. Performer, song-writer, composer, arranger, ensemble musician teacher or scholar – take the opportunity to see music in a new way.

Other majors in the Bachelor of Creative Arts include: Film, Television and RadioTheatre and Visual Arts

Students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts have the opportunity to choose one of a series of extended majors offered as part of their selected specialisation. An extended major is a specified group of courses with values of 16, 20, or 24 units.

  • Music (16 unit Major)
  • Music (20 unit Major)
  • Music (24 unit Major).

The following eight-unit Creative Arts majors can be combined with a 16 unit extended major as a second major:

  • Film, Television, and Radio (8 unit Major)
  • Theatre Practice (8 unit Major)
  • Theatre Theory (8 unit Major)
  • Visual Arts Practice (8 unit Major)
  • Visual Arts Theory (8 unit Major)

With approval, students are able to take one major or minor/elective study from other undergraduate programs offered by USQ.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline Foundation 7
Discipline Extension 8
Second Major 8
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline Foundation 7
Discipline Extension 8
Minor sequence 4
Minor sequence  4
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline Foundation 7
Discipline Extension 8
Minor sequence 4
Electives  4
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline Foundation 7
Discipline Extension 12
Minor sequence 4
Total 24
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 1
Discipline Foundation 7
Discipline Extension 12
Total 24
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 20720
On-campus AUD 23200

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent, Music (4, SA - for music extended major only). Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • Non-standard applications will also be considered with an audition or interview on a case-by-case basis. 
  • It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts – Film Television & Radio, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 085003E

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start date is:

  • Semester 1 - Monday 26 February 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.