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Summary
Bachelor of Creative Arts Specialisation Music (BCAR)

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6256
Domestic full fee paying AUD 17910

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

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.

16/64
OP/Rank
This is the 2017 OP / Rank for this program.
Bonus points may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your OP/Rank. The bonus points don’t apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information on USQ’s Admissions Bonus Schemes carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent, Music (4, SA).
  • Non-standard applications (i.e. non-OP applicants) 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

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
Toowoomba 909151

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.