Australian National University (ANU)
Bachelor of Music (Honours)
The Bachelor of Music Honours is characterised by the concept of music—be it performance, composition, music technology, or musicology—as a research-led process that explores questions relevant to our understanding of what it means to be human and of who we are. The core of this program is a substantial piece of original research realised through either performance, composition, or a 20,000 word written document. A performance or composition will be explained verbally through a 5000-word exegesis that explores the creative act as a research process and explains the contribution to knowledge that the creative act makes.
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- pose a significant research question relating to music;
- investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to music, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
- communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.
The Delegated Authority for the Bachelor of Music (Honours) plan HMUSI is the CASS Associate Dean (Education). All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.
Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s Honours convenor; names and contact details are at: http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours/honours-convenors.