UAC Undergraduate Course Description

Applying through UAC

B Music/B Arts

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480740  4F/EqP A+C 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Applicants who add music as a preference after Monday 28 October 2013 are advised to contact the University directly on (02) 4921 5000 for audition availability information.

Assumed knowledge: Refer to 480730 B Music.

Additional selection criteria: As well as submitting a UAC application and meeting the University's minimum academic entry requirement, you must apply directly to the Conservatorium for an audition. For audition dates, an application form and requirements, visit or call (02) 4921 8900.

A satisfactory audition/interview is a requirement of admission, together with an acceptable level of attainment in Year 12 or equivalent.

At the audition you are required to perform three pieces of music in contrasting styles or genres, providing your own accompaniment or CD backing where required. A list of local accompanists is also available from the Conservatorium.

Composers are required to submit a portfolio of three compositions or soundworks displaying contrasting forms or diversity.

Applicants also sit aural and theory tests, which include basic music theory, music notation, listening, rhythmic and pitch perception.

If you do not undertake the audition, you will not be eligible for an offer.

Major studies: Refer to 480730 B Music and 480030 B Arts.

Honours: An additional honours year in Music or Arts may be available to meritorious students as a separate program.

Career opportunities: Examples include freelance musician, session musician, accompanist, arts administrator, composer, composer/arranger, music producer, music editor, concert artist or orchestral player and private music teacher. Additional career options may also arise from the courses studied in the B Arts component of the program as well as from the combination of the programs.

Additional information: Refer to 480730 B Music and 480030 B Arts.

In order to ensure that core disciplinary content for both awards is undertaken, the structure of this combined degree program is prescribed. For details, visit

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