With this double degree in commerce and music you can follow your passion and gain essential skills that will help you take your music career to the next level, or pursue the commercial aspects of music.
You will receive a high-quality tertiary music education, specialising in composition, creative music technology, ethnomusicology and musicology, or performance. You'll combine this with a major in commerce, such as actuarial studies, finance, marketing science or management studies, perhaps to help you manage business requirements either for yourself or across the music industry.
NOTE: For learning outcomes and other relevant information of this double degree, refer to the single degree entries:
Subject to unit choice, the Bachelor of Commerce degrees are accredited by relevant Australian professional bodies. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page.
The requirements below detail what you must study in order to complete this double-degree course and receive the awards.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-b2022.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise specified. You must complete 192 points:
1. 96 points must be completed in Parts A and B as described below in B2001 Bachelor of Commerce component, of which:
- at least 24 points must be completed at level 3
2. 96 points must be completed in Parts A, B and C as described below in A2003 Bachelor of Music component.
Bachelor of Commerce is a comprehensive course, and in the double degree course you complete commerce specified study and a commerce listed major.
Part A. Commerce specified study (48 points)
This will provide you with a broad foundation for your study of commerce and expose you to several commerce disciplines. This will contribute breadth to your knowledge of commerce and address the graduate course outcomes. It will also give you the opportunity to learn more about each discipline before finalising your choice of major.
You must complete:
a. The following 6 units (36 points):
- ACC1100 Introduction to financial accounting or ACC1200 Accounting for managers
- BTC1110 Commercial law
- ECC1000 Principles of microeconomics
- ETC1000 Business and economic statistics
- MGC1010 Introduction to management
- MKC1200 Principles of marketing
b. One elective unit (6 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics on the Clayton campus
c. One capstone, project, international or internship experience unit (minimum 6 points) chosen from the units listed below.
If you are completing a major in accounting do not complete this section. The following units meet this course requirement: ACC3100/ACF3100 Advanced financial accounting and ACC3200/ACF3200 Management accounting.
Note: If you choose a 12 or 24 point unit you must discuss course progression with the Faculty.
- BEX3150 Sustainability practice and organisations
- BEX3500 Current issues in commerce
- ACX3500 International study program in accounting
- BEX3622 Issues in global business
- BEX3722 Engaging with international business - Australia
- BEX3723 Engaging with international business - North America
- BEX3724 Engaging with international business - Asia
- BEX3725 Engaging with international business - Europe
- BEX3728Not offered in 2019 Engaging with international business (12 points)
- BFX3871 International study program in banking and finance
- BSA3004 Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley
- MKX3521 Global study programs in marketing
Part B. Commerce listed major (48 points)
This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your expertise in one discipline area. You will develop, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of your major area of study.
You must complete a commerce listed major. A major requires eight units with no more than two units (12 points) at level 1 and at least three units (18 points) at level 3.
Depending on the major you choose, you may have already studied one of the units as part of your commerce specified study. If so, you must complete an additional commerce unit offered at Clayton campus to bring the combined commerce study to at least 96 points from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
If you intend to undertake an honours year, you should ensure you complete the specific units required for honours in your chosen major area of study.
Minors and majors
Refer also to the table of majors and minorsmajors and minors (http://monash.edu/pubs/2019handbooks/undergrad/bus-minor-major-extended-major-specialisation.html) which also details if an area of study is available as a minor or major.
Bachelor of Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of music specialist study, music theory and ear training, and music context study.
Part A. Music specialist study (36 points)
You must complete the specified six units for one of the following specialisations. To avoid exceeding the standard three year course duration you must enrol in the music specialist study 1 and 2 units in your first year of study, then progress to the music specialist study 3 to 6 units in the following years. You must pass each unit sequentially.
Creative music technology
- ATS1046 Composition and music technology 1: Introduction to composition genres
- ATS1047 Composition and music technology 2: Composition and recording materials
- ATS2127 Composition and music technology 3: Composition and mixing techniques
- ATS2128 Composition and music technology 4: Music for screen and other media
- ATS3140 Composition and music technology 5: Interactive composition
- ATS3141 Composition and music technology 6: Final project
Ethnomusicology and musicology
a. One of the following pairs of units:
b. the following units:
- ATS2804 From the erotic to the exotic: Music in the nineteenth century
- ATS2805 Music, identity and place
- ATS3144Not offered in 2019 Music research in the digital age
- ATS3153Not offered in 2019 Music research project
Part B. Music theory and ear training (24 points)
You must complete:
- ATS1899 Music theory and ear training 1
- ATS1900 Music theory and ear training 2
- ATS2901 Music theory and ear training 3
- ATS2902 Music theory and ear training 4
Part C. Music context study (36 points)
You must complete:
- ATS1345 Music and history
- ATS1346 Music and culture
- ATS2333 Jazz history or ATS2900 Writing about music: Headlines and hashtags or ATS2331Not offered in 2019 - Music overseas study program 1 or ATS2332 Music - overseas study program 2
- ATS2687 The ethnomusicology of improvisation or ATS2060 The art of teaching music performance
- ATS3061 Music in Australia
- ATS3094 The music business: How to be successful in the music industry
You may be eligible to exit the double degree program and graduate with either a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Music after three years, depending on the units studied.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B and C for the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Music prior to the completion of the double degree you must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the requirements in Part A, B, C and D for the Bachelor of Music degree.
You may be eligible to apply for a one-year honours course once you have successfully completed this double degree, or have completed all of the requirements for one of the single degrees including a total of 144 points. The following honours courses apply:
- B3701 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
- A3702 Bachelor of Music (Honours)
You are usually eligible to apply for honours if you achieve a distinction grade average (70 percent) or above in 24 points of studies in relevant discipline units at level 3. In addition, some majors require particular units to be taken for admission to honours. The details are provided with the requirements for each major to which this applies.