Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleBA/BMus
CRICOS code041539C
Total credit points required198
Standard duration of study (years)4.5 years FT, 9 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students are required to overload in some semesters in order to complete this degree in four years (full-time). Students have a maximum of 10 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 the chief music major, students will be exposed to the historical, creative, technical and cultural aspects of music. Students are encouraged to grasp the opportunity provided by undertaking a Bachelor of Arts to develop their imaginations and gain a broad understanding of new ideas, skills and concepts.


This double-degree program allows students to combine specialist studies in music with studies from the wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and communications offered within the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Refer to the Bachelor of Arts objectives at and Bachelor of Music objectives at


This course consists of 96 points in the arts component and 102 points in the music component.


Arts component

Students must complete studies drawn from disciplines offered by schools other than the School of Music in the Faculty of Arts as follows:

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)

(c.) a first-year arts sequence in a third area of study (12 points)

(d.) a further two arts units (12 points)

By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of Arts.

Music component

(a.) a chief music major (48 points)

(b.) two music minors (48 points)

(c.) further third-year-level music unit (6 points)

Areas of Study

Arts majors and minors

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

Music majors and minors

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

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Music at the end of three years of study by transferring into the single Bachelor of Music degree provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Music. Students may exit from the double degree program and graduate with the Bachelor of Arts provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music