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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBMus
CRICOS code017113G
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details


  • Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


In addition to learning practical skills, students will be exposed to the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music.


The course provides students with a comprehensive and balanced education appropriate for careers in all aspects of the music industry.


This course consists of 132 points of compulsury music units with an additional 12 points chosen from a variety of disciplines at first year level.

Areas of study

For information on music majors and minors refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


Students complete:

(a.) a performance major (54 points)

(b.) a second music major (54 points)

(c.) a performance minor (24 points)

(d.) another first-year-level sequence (12 points)


Bachelor of Music