2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Music Major | 2018

UAC Code: 754603

This major is available for students studying the Bachelor of Creative Arts.

The broad range of skills developed through the Music major in the Bachelor of Creative Arts will allow you to respond innovatively and flexibly to the rapidly changing world of contemporary music. The music major combines teaching in composition and performance with developments in electronic media, building students’ skills and expertise across three inter-related areas: music studio, audio production and critical studies in music.

You will not only develop creative, conceptual and practical skills, but specialised technical skills, and a clear grasp of how your own practice relates to the wider music community. Many careers are increasingly reliant on digital literacy and proficiency, which in combination with the creative, conceptual and academic skills acquired within the BCA Music, will lend you a competitive edge in the creative industries.

Subjects Required for Major Study

Students studying the BCA: Music Major will complete the core subjects for the BCA , and at least 72 credit points as outlined below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CAMS101 Music Skills 1 6
CAMS102 Music Skills 2 6
CAMS103 Introduction to Audio Production 6
CAMS104 Introduction to Music Production 6
CAMS201 Music Studio 1 6
CAMS202 Music Studio 2 6
CAMS203 Recording Studio 6
CAMS231 Critical Studies in Music 1 6
CAMS232 Critical Studies in Music 2 6
CAMS301 Music Studio 3 6
CAMS390 Music Major Project 12


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.


A 24 credit point minor in Music is available.

Note that students cannot complete both a Major and a Minor in music.

Minors appear on the transcript (i.e. academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must submit an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.

Information regarding minors, including which subjects to take to complete a minor, are available on the 2018 General Schedule of Minors page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Bachelor of Creative Arts students may apply via their Course Coordinator to enrol into the Creative Arts Internship subject, CACS302. The Faculty offers a limited number of industry placements each year. These offer students hands-on experience in cultural organisations that have agreed to partner with the Faculty on this initiative. Typically students will spend a minimum of 60 hours in an organisation, working on an agreed project from their major study area, with exposure to a fully operational professional environment. These hours can be undertaken on a daily basis or as a single block as negotiated with the host organisation. Students are selected for this opportunity on the basis of both strong academic achievement and through application and interview.

In their third year students will undertake a major project in their chosen discipline continuing to build student experience, expertise and maturity, working with a range of methodologies and processes in a context that simulates professional working conditions.

Third year students may choose to take an additional history/theory subject, particularly if they are interested in Honours or teaching, however, they also have the option of enrolling in CACS301, the Professional Practice subject. In this subject, students will map professional and career pathways in the context of both individual artistic practice and the creative and cultural industries. It will develop an understanding of arts infrastructure, including government agencies, the commercial and the not-for-profit sector. Fundamental professional avenues of support such as legal advisory services and funding structures will be introduced as well as individual portfolios and curriculum vitae, project and funding submission development and making presentations. Students will undertake an individual research assignment into an aspect of the arts that fits with their career ambitions. The subject will be delivered in partnership with key arts and cultural organisations.


See Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 28 August, 2018