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 titleBMus/BPA
CRICOS code048447F
Total credit points required192
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Students have a maximum of 10 years to complete this course.


This combined course provides students with an opportunity to develop their chief music study and academic skills in music, while expanding their analytical and critical knowledge of other performing arts disciplines. The program will be particularly appropriate to students who wish to pursue creative enterprises that cross existing boundaries, genres and disciplines, such as musical theatre and multimedia performance. Students will undertake the discipline-based components of the Bachelor of Performing Arts in theatre and performance. They will be encouraged to open their horizons of understanding and imagination to the many new materials, ideas and values with which they will be confronted.


Students will gain experience in specific musical training and instruction as appropriate, with the added benefit of a broader practical and academic experience in the performing arts.

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


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


Music component

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

(b.) a second music major (48 points)

Performing arts component

(a.) a theatre major (48 points)

(b.) a performance major (48 point).

Areas of Study

Arts studies

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 Performing Arts provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Performing Arts.


Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Performing Arts