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Music General Studies
Bachelor of Arts: Music General Studies
Bachelor of Arts: Music General Studies

Bachelor of Arts: Music General Studies

  • ID:UWA610211
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$31,100.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,180.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

For entry to the bachelor commerce's degree programs at UWA (ATAR of 80 or equivalent), you are required to have completed a high school qualification in accordance with:

  • All-India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)
  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)
  • Chinese Unified Examination (Malaysia)
  • French Baccalaureat
  • Gao Kao – China
  • GCE – A levels or Cambridge Advanced Level Examination
  • German Abitur
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Northern Consortium United Kingdom's International Foundation Year
  • Norwegian Vitnemal
  • STPM Examination (Malaysia)
  • South African National Senior Certificate
  • Swedish Slutbetyg
  • US College Board AP Examinations
  • US College Board SAT and ACT
  • Other programs or qualifications can be considered on an individual basis

English requirements

Advanced Placement English (USA)

A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition

All India Examination (CBSE) and Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

English language components with a minimum grade B2 (CBSE) or 60% (CISCE)

Australian Education Management Group (AEMG) DEP EAP2

Minimum overall score of 70% and no section score of less than 65%

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Results are valid for two years only
Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Results are valid for two years only.
Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170

Canadian Pre-University (CPU)

Minimum score 65% in English subject ENG4C
Minimum score 50% in English subject ENG4U

Danish Studentereksamen

Level B English: a minimum grade of 10 or above
Level A English: a minimum grade of 02 or above (since 2007). Pre-2007: a minimum grade of 6 or above

Finnish Upper Secondary School Diploma (Lukionpaastotodistus)

Grade 8 or above in English A or English (Advanced)
Pass in the Matriculation examination (Ylioppilastutkinto) in English (Advanced)

GCE A-level

Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature.
Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed A-levels are not sufficient).

GCE AS-level (General Paper)

Minimum grade C awarded by CIE

GCE A-level (Singapore-Cambridge)

Minimum grade E in Knowledge & Inquiry
Minimum grade C in General Paper

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.

Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

German Abitur

Minimum grade 3 in German Abitur, in conjunction with a minimum grade B in DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Certificate of Language Proficiency test

Hong Kong A-level Examination (HKALE)

 Minimum grade C in 'Literature in English'

 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Core English Language - minimum Level 4 or
Literature in English (elective) - minimum Level 3

IELTS (Academic)

Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules) for all courses.

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4
English B at HL - Minimum score 5

 New Zealand - Bursary

English - Minimum score 50

New Zealand - NCEA

Level 2: 8 credit points with at least 'Achievement with Merit' in at least 4 of reading and writing Achievement Standards, of which 3 must be externally assessed, excluding AS90379 and AS90374

Netherlands VWO High School Certificate (Voorbereidend Wetenschappellijk Onderwijs)

 Minimum grade 8 in the English component

Norwegian Vitnemål

Minimum grade 4 in the English component

 PTE (Academic)

An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections.

Swedish Slutbetyg

Minimum grade VG / Cin the English paper


Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 and either 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score

Next Generation TOEFL

Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section for all courses.

Overseas secondary studies taught and examined in English

Secondary teaching and examination in English is acceptable if deemed equivalent to Australian matriculation (Year 12) with a pass in the final year English paper, completed within two years of application.

Degree studies taught and examined in English outside Australia


At least one successful year of full-time or equivalent degree studies, undertaken in Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America completed within the past two years; or at least two years of successful full-time or equivalent degree level studies undertaken and examined in English at a tertiary institution outside Australia, and assessed by UWA to be equivalent to Australian degree studies, as set out in Schedule A (Appendix 2).

UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) English Language Pathways

  • Completion of the Academic English & Study Skills Bridging Course (Bridging Course) Module 2 with a minimum score of 70%

Other requirements

  • Music prerequisites:

Prerequisite subjects: Audition to demonstrate a musical background equivalent to Music ATAR.

  • Audition process:

Prior to the audition, you will be asked to prepare two contrasting pieces. Remember to bring a copy of your music for the members of the audition panel. Given the time constraints for each audition, it is likely you will only have the opportunity to play a portion of each piece. If the members of the panel ask you to stop playing at a certain point, this does not mean the performance is going badly. Being asked to stop is not an indication of anything but a lack of time.

After the performance component of the audition, you will undertake a short aural quiz, followed by a brief discussion with the panel. They may ask about your musical experiences, what sort of music you like, and what else you intend to study. You will be able to ask questions and the members of the audition panel will answer to the best of their ability. During your audition, one of the panel members will look at your prepared portfolio. The whole audition process may take as little as 10 minutes. The length of the audition, however, is no indication of its success.

Course Information

This major can be studied as a second major alongside almost any of UWA’s other majors (such as engineering, law and biomedical science). Music General Studies is a stepping stone to a variety of careers within and beyond the music profession. Studying Music General Studies allows you to continue your musical journey while pursuing other fields of interest.

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Pre Courses

The UWA Foundation Program is the most effective path to a place at UWA for international students. Successful completion of the program guarantees entry to an undergraduate degree, subject to any quotas or prerequisites.

The program is conducted exclusively by Taylors College Perth at UWA's Claremont campus and is available in four formats with multiple intake dates.

Advanced Program

For students who have achieved superior grades in English and relevant subjects

30-week program beginning in April and October

Standard Program

For students who have achieved at least average grades in English and relevant subjects

40-week program beginning in January and July

Extended Program

For students who do not qualify for the Standard Program, or who want to develop a more solid foundation in key subjects such as mathematics or the sciences

60-week program beginning in January and July

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator or Manager
  • Journalist
  • Music Professional
  • Etc,…

Ability to settle

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