Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Arts together.
This double degree gives you a specialist qualification in music as well as the flexibility to pursue other interests within the humanities and social sciences, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business.
Music courses provide training in one of four streams: music creative practice, musicology, sonic arts and music pedagogy.
All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, Western and non-Western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship.
In whichever other area you choose to study for the Arts component, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct independent research.
- Art History and Theory
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Asian Studies
- Australian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Creative Writing
- Development Studies
- Environmental Humanities
- European Studies
- Film Studies
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Human Resource Management
- Indigenous Studies
- Indonesian Studies
- International Business
- International Relations
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Media, Culture and Technology
- Modern Greek Studies
- Politics and International Relations
- Sociology and Anthropology
- Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Theatre and Performance Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
Degree StructureDegree Handbook
Double degree options
The basic requirements for the degree in Dual mode (144 UOC) are:
1. Musicology Core (42 UOC - seven courses)
2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC - four courses)
3. Performance Laboratory Core (42 UOC - seven courses)*
4. Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - one course)
5. Stream Courses (12 UOC - two courses)
6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC - two courses)
7. General Education (6 UOC - one course)
Dual Mode with Bachelor of Arts
Because both programs are internal to UNSW Arts and Social Sciences the General Education (GE) Exemption for Dual programs does not apply.
If you are completing the BMus in this Dual mode a 6 UOC UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Prescribed Elective in the BA is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement. The other 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing MUSC3701 Performance Laboratory 5 with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.
- Media professional
- Work in theatre and performing arts
- Arts administrator/manager
- Political adviser
Find Your Career Match
At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we want you to love what you do - and that means choosing a degree that will help you secure a job you love.
Find out which careers suit your personality type best and how we can help you get there.
Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and Music 2; or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent); or HSC Music Extension