Bachelor of Music

About the course

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Essential requirements for admission

All applicants must attend an audition.

Prerequisites:

VCE Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent): A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.

Admission criteria

Applicants with higher education study

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit an audition application form. All applicants must audition, either live or recorded.

Applicants are ranked according to the audition and their academic merit, demonstrated by a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) –

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit an audition application form. All applicants must audition, either live or recorded.

Applicants are ranked according to the audition and their academic merit, demonstrated by a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) –

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit an audition application form. All applicants must audition, either live or recorded.

Applicants are ranked according to the audition and their academic merit, demonstrated by ATAR –

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees.

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

ATAR profile of those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Semester 1 2017 (includes offers for both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Music (Chancellor’s Scholars)).

ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone and does not include consideration of student background and equity.

ATAR

Highest rank to receive an offer

99.90

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

93.20

Median rank to receive an offer

84.85

25th percentile to receive an offer

73.65

Lowest rank to receive an offer

44.95

Applicants with work and life experience

Once the course application is submitted applicants must pay an additional administration fee and submit an audition application form. All applicants must audition, either live or recorded.

Applicants are ranked according to the audition and their academic merit -

Consideration of equity, student backgrounds and previous educational disadvantage

The University of Melbourne takes into consideration equity, student backgrounds and previous education disadvantage through a number of special entry schemes, including Access Melbourne. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/access_melbourne_and_equity_programs.

Further information about entry requirements and the auditions and interviews can be found at http://mcm.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees.

How to apply

Domestic students apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Once the course application is submitted applications must pay an additional administration fee and submit a supplementary application form.

VTAC applications for this course close earlier than usual. The timely closing date is 5.00pm (AEST) 28 September 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Advanced standing (credit)

Advanced standing (sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning) may be awarded based on prior study. See https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/admission_with_credit for details and how to apply. Advanced standing is not awarded for work experience in undergraduate degrees.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Bachelor of Music students at the University of Melbourne. It provides data on students who commenced undergraduate study and were enrolled after the census date in Semester 1 2017. It includes those admitted through all VTAC offer rounds and includes students offered both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Music (Chancellor’s Scholars)).

Applicant background

Semester 1 2017 intake

Number of students

Percentage of all students

Past higher education study

30

15.7%

Past vocational education and training (VET) study

6

3.1%

Recent secondary education (within the past two years):
  • Admitted on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity schemes)
0 0%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (eg, audition, interview etc)
145 75.9%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (eg, audition, folio etc)
0 0%
Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than that listed above):
  • Secondary education (2014 and earlier)
L/N N/P
  • Overseas secondary qualification
0 0%
  • Other
L/N N/P

International students who applied through VTAC (studying in Australia)

6

3.1%

Total

191

100.0%

L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Where to get further information

See the whole-of-institution information.