Are you looking for a career in the music industry working as a performer, songwriter, studio musician, producer, composer, band member or music teacher? Then this performance course is for you. Box Hill Institute will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions.

The Bachelor of Applied Music: Performance is specifically designed to support emerging musicians build a bridge between creativity, musicianship and industry via our expert educators, extraordinary opportunities and unique experiences.

You will be mentored by highly-skilled and successful musicians in an environment that supports and encourages you to attain industry-ready skills. This is done by creating real-life artistic experiences in a supportive environment, where you will learn to apply skills and develop business vision so you graduate ready to thrive.

The Music Performance students work collaboratively with Music Business, Production and Composition students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent-rich environment, and there are many examples of successful careers already underway before graduation.

Real-life industry experiences and facilities include:

  • access to our studio facility including Sing Sing East.
  • weekly one-on-one lessons
  • real gigs in front of live audiences
  • world class writing and production suites
  • access to our internationally-renowned Artist in Residence programs
  • on campus record label Tremorverse Record
  • work in a 200+ capacity live venue
  • produce your own creative portfolio
  • choose from a range of electives to broaden your expertise
  • collaboration with Audio, Composition and Music Business students in our world-class facilities
  • be empowered to apply practical and theoretical aspects of music to real creative projects
  • access to our Analogue Synth Collection
  • study with like-minded creatives and expand your industry network
  • learn from industry professionals
  • music business training
  • FEE-HELP available for eligible students (no upfront fees)

“You just play music, and it’s a really positive experience getting to do what you love. You learn how to play at gigs and perform to the calibre that you need to when you leave the course. It’s such a good platform to establish yourself in the industry. Getting used to being in a studio and recording – it’s pretty incredible!” Ruby Moxey-Fithall – 3rd Year student

Free Online Music Theory MOOC Course (BHMT)
This Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) program is designed to assist those wishing to develop their music theory skills as a musician and also to prepare for entrance tests for accredited music courses. For more information check out Online Music Theory Studies.

Course admission profile




Course Code BAMP3
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251372;
CRICOS Code 085406G
Study Areas Music
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Type Bachelor
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $18,530.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

You must have:

  • completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass
  • evidence of music ability in the form of live audition (if possible), Skype audition, online link (e.g. YouTube link), DVD
  • musicianship test- completion of a supervised musicianship test (will be sent upon receipt of student’s application)
  • interview - you will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You should demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

February

Full time: 3 years (classes take place on weekdays)

Mode of delivery is face to face and online.

Box Hill

APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY

Applicants with higher education are those who have completed some or all of a higher education course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  This includes study undertaken by applicants at either non-university higher education providers or university some time ago or recently, such as applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute.

Applicants with higher education need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY

Applicants with VET study are those who have completed some or all of a VET course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education.  This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider and applicants who have other qualifications such as Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Applicants with VET study need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

APPLICANTS WITH WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE

Applicants with work and life experience have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education.  This includes mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience.  Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped them to prepare for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Applicants with work and life experience need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience, and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. 

 

APPLICANTS WITH RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes both Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years.

Applicants with recent secondary education must have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English (additional consideration will be given for achievement in VCE music subjects), and be able to demonstrate aptitude in music performance.

Applicants will need to present an audition, consisting of two contrasting works on their chosen instrument or voice. As a guide, AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent is an expected minimum entry level. The program presented should be no more than 10 minutes long, and the panel will reserve the right to hear excerpts only.

Applicants will also be required to demonstrate technical work, attempt a sight-reading exercise and demonstrate improvisation skills. A drum kit, piano, microphone, amplifiers and stereo equipment will be provided, however instruments, leads, drumsticks or accompanists will not be provided. Applicants may bring an accompanying band, but please advise us so that set-up time can be catered for. Alternatively, applicants may choose to perform solo or with a backing track.

Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for study our Masters of Music (Contemporary Practice) course.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will have:

  • applied technical and theoretical knowledge to creativity, with deep understanding of the underlying principles and concepts needed to allow them to work in the music industry as performers, composers, recording artists and instrumental teachers
  • demonstrated cognitive skills to critically engage with the core body of theoretical and practical musical knowledge to analyse, comprehend and synthesise new information and concepts through creative output. Students will exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • applied knowledge and skills in order to solve both routine and complex problems in the context of musical performances and academic output.

Graduates may find work in music performance, composition, studio employment, music education, music therapy (upon further study) broadcasting, and marketing.

  • first year – 12 subjects
  • second year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives
  • third year – 10 subjects plus 2 electives

Electives availability will be discussed at enrolment.

We expect to enrol between 120 and 140 students.

Code

Title

Points

MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. You will be challenged with a wide variety of more complex technical exercises on your principal instrument. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the third in a stream of six subjects. You will continue to receive individual instruction on your principal instrument from music industry experts, so as to develop your technical expertise on your chosen instrument, aesthetic decision-making skills in solo performance, as well as performance planning, presentation and evaluation skills. The broad expectations are that you present advanced performance skills with a focus on varied repertoire, appropriate stage presence, and personalised arrangements.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT114 PERFORMANCE A2: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test, (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This subject is the fourth in a stream of six subjects. You will develop varied repertoire, personalised arrangements, and appropriate stage presence in performance on your principal study instrument. You will have a variety of opportunities to perform in front of an audience, and the weekly forum provides an opportunity to interact with your peers, and learn from industry leaders.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT213 PERFORMANCE A3: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (20 - 25 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo or group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By third year, you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will also apply skills learnt in prior semesters to current situations. Additionally, you will reflect on and evaluate your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation 20%
Verbal Feedback on Improvisations in class 20%
Weekly Diary of Reactions to the week's class on Student Web. 10%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%
Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes). 25%

MUT113 PERFORMANCE A1: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to develop engaged and active performers. You will receive weekly one-on-one lessons from music industry experts; attend group technique classes, and an open weekly forum. Assessment is conducted via music performance recitals, and instrumental techniques applied to musical examples. The broad aim is to have your recital tunes memorised and well-rehearsed, with an appropriate performance of melodies/parts.

Contact hours are 1.75 hours of practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Technical Test (10 minutes) 20%
Recital (15 - 20 minutes) - performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the third of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating continual work throughout the semester (20 minutes) 25%
Improvisation Assessments (as assigned, will include transcription) equivalent of 1500 words 50%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUT212 PERFORMANCE B4: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the fourth of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge, and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our contemporary society. By second year, you will lead your own ensembles in performance, with a view to articulating your personal connection to your favourite genres. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT211 PERFORMANCE B3: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Ensemble Class: Participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills (Ongoing Weeks) and
Final Performances 25%
Inprovisation task 1 (Melodic Minor turnaround) 10%
Improvisation Task 2: Transcription -Nature Boy 20%
Final Improvisation test: Round Midnight 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes) 25%

MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the first of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to generate well-rounded contemporary music performance skills. You will begin to develop solo and group performance skills, and master an extensive repertoire that reflects the diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Ensemble performance, demonstrating musicianship throughout the semester 25%
Improvisation Test 1: 3 chord blues 20%
Improvisation Test 2: Transcription: Ella Hums The Blues 10%
Improvisation Test 3: Jazz Blues "Billie’s Bounce" 20%
Performances throughout the trimester. Details will vary depending on the ensemble 25%

MUT112 PERFORMANCE B2: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the second of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects, you will gradually develop solo and group performance skills and master an extensive repertoire that reflects diverse traditions and imperatives of our multicultural society. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT111 PERFORMANCE B1: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: Improvisation Task 1: chord tones (10%)
Improvisation Task 2 (15%)
Improvisation Task 3 (25%)
Ensemble (25%)
Performance Platform Repertoire presentations (10 minutes) 25%

MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the fifth of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT214 PERFORMANCE A4: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT314 PERFORMANCE B6: PRINCIPAL STUDY 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester sequence of Principal Study subjects. You will consolidate and extend concepts, knowledge and skills in performance, developing advanced skills in both technique and repertoire on a principal study instrument. The broad expectations are that you will have an individual approach to your repertoire, demonstrate high-level artistry and aesthetic choices, and demonstrate sophistication of time, musical language and phrasing in relation to form, bar-lines, key changes etc. You will present yourself as a clear ensemble leader.

Contact hours are 0.75 hours for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT313 PERFORMANCE A5: PRINCIPAL STUDY
Assessment: Weekly Technical Exercises, (equivalent to total 500 words) 20%
Mid-semester in-studio assessment (15 minutes) 20%
Recital (25 – 30 minutes) – performance of at least three works in contrasting styles, demonstrating preparation and performance. 60%

MUT312 PERFORMANCE B6: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE 6.0

This is the final of a six-semester stream of subjects designed to cultivate competent and well-rounded contemporary music performers. Across the six subjects you will consolidate and expand your knowledge and solo/group performance skills as you continue to acquire a more extensive personalised repertoire. By the end of third year you will do off-campus performances, record EP's and record in our TV studio. You will be developing improvisational skills to handle advanced playing situations. Additionally, you will be reflecting and evaluating your own performances and skills in relation to those of others. Classes include improvisation, performance platform and ensemble skills.

Contact hours are 4 hours practical for 12 weeks.
Prerequisites: MUT311 PERFORMANCE B5: PRACTICE OF PERFORMANCE
Assessment: 20 - 30 minute Ensemble Performance, with written work plan 25%
Improvisation tasks on prescribed tunes 30%
Transcription Assignment, equivalent of 500 words 20%
Repertoire presentations (performance platform) (10 minutes), including assessment of participation, preparation, development of ensemble skills 25%

MUS335 AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES 3.0

This elective subject explores the theory of creativity in a
digital environment. Several modes for making music with technologies will be
examined. These will include the use of the computer as a musical tool, the
computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical medium. Philosophical
issues surrounding the use of technologies in the creative process will be
studied to reveal productive approaches to the implementation of musical ideas.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to recognise the best ways to
approach digital technology in order to express musical ideas. 

Prerequisites: None

MUS336 AUDIO C6: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES 3.0

This elective subject involves the practical application of
the theories of creativity in a digital environment that were studied in MUS335
AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES. You will undertake a number of group and
individual projects involving the creation of interactive sound installations. You
will utilise and design various technological interfaces in order to amplify your
musical ideas. Through these projects, you will acquire an understanding of
several modes for making music with technologies,  including the use of the computer as a musical
tool, the computer as a musical instrument and the computer as a musical
medium.

Prerequisites: MUS335 AUDIO C5: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES


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