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Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Commerce

Course code: 1185 ~ Course abbreviation: BMus/BCom ~ Total credit points required: 192 ~ 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This double degree course allows students to qualify with both the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Commerce degrees.

Course objectives

The commerce component of this double degree provides a professional education in a range of commerce and business disciplines with a strong emphasis on developing analytical skills. The music component contains both theoretical and practical modules that prepare graduates for a range of roles within the music industry.

Course structure

Areas of study

All units studied must be from the Faculty of Business and Economics (Clayton) and the Faculty of Arts.


Students must also complete the prescribed sequence in music from the Faculty of Arts. For information on the requirements of all music studies offered, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at


Students must complete a major specialisation in one of the following areas taught by the Faculty of Business and Economics: accounting, Asian development and transition, business law and taxation, competition, regulation and public policy, econometrics and business statistics, economics, finance, human resource management, information, strategy and decision making, international commerce, labour and employment, management or marketing.

All units taken as part of the major specialisation are limited to units taught by departments of the faculty on the Clayton campus. For details of the units required for major specialisations, refer to the Bachelor of Commerce entry.

Other studies may be drawn from any of the disciplines taught on the Clayton campus by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Course requirements

The degree requirements are:

Music component

(a) students must complete 16 units (96 points) from the School of Music as follows:

(i) core music units (84 points) :

  • MUS1100 Exploring music I
  • MUS1110 Exploring music II
  • MUS1980 Chief practical study I
  • MUS1990 Chief practical study II
  • MUS2110 Analytical and compositional techniques I
  • MUS2120 Analytical and compositional techniques II
  • MUS2980 Chief practical study III
  • MUS2990 Chief practical study IV
  • MUS3390 Music aesthetics, criticism, sociology and psychology
  • MUS3580 Contemporary music
  • MUS3610 Professional practice 3
  • MUS3620 Professional practice 4
  • MUS3980 Chief practical study V
  • MUS3990 Chief practical study VI

(ii) plus two (12 points) from the following list:

  • MUS3200 Neo-traditional musics of the world
  • MUS3310 Contemporary compositional techniques
  • MUS3320 Jazz history
  • MUS3330 Music of north and south India
  • MUS3490 Indonesian gamelan: special studies
  • MUS3660 Music composition and technology workshop II
  • MUS3880 Music of China, Japan and Korea
  • MUS3910 Music of Sub-Saharan Africa

Commerce component

(a) Students must complete 16 units (92 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii) at least two units (12 points) from the following list:

  • AFC1030 Introduction to financial accounting
  • AFC2100 Introduction to finance
  • ECC1100 Principles of macroeconomics
  • ETC1010 Data modelling and computing
  • MGC1020 Organisations: contexts and strategies

First-year students normally may not take a second-year unit until at least four first-year units have been completed successfully.

(iii) A major of eight units (48 points):

  • the major must come from the approved list of majors
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iv) Additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Commerce at the Clayton campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of eight first-year-level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year-level units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty on the campus delivering this program.

Professional recognition

Students who wish to obtain professional recognition should refer to 'Professional recognition' under 'Faculty information' in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of this handbook.

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