If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas,
cultures and places in an environment where
you’ll be inspired, supported and challenged,
then Monash Arts is the place to be.

  The Monash Arts experience                                    2
  Student life, uni life                                        4
  Learning abroad                                               6
  Be career ready                                               8
  Bachelor of Arts                                             10
  Bachelor of Arts double degrees                              12
  Bachelor of Arts/
  Master’s double degrees                                      13
  Bachelor of Criminology                                      14
  Bachelor of Global Studies                                   16
  Bachelor of Media Communication                              18
  Bachelor of Music                                            20
  Areas of study                                               22
  Areas of study descriptions                                  23
  Pathways into Monash Arts                                    43
  Academic prerequisites                                       44
  Domestic student entry requirements                          44
  International student entry requirements46
  How to apply                                                 48

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  requirements are located on pages 46-47.
    We consistently rank in the top 1 per cent of      You can complete a comprehensive degree
    universities worldwide for humanities and social   with the Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to
    sciences, so you’ll be graduating from a course    tailor your course to suit your own needs and
    recognised by employers as being exceptional.      interests as they develop. The outcome will
                                                       be a degree that’s unique to you.
    You’ll be learning from leading experts who
    are helping to solve some of the world’s           Or you can select one of our specialist degrees,
    most pressing issues, from border control to       choosing from the Bachelor of Criminology,
    international development. And while they may      Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of
    have international reputations, our academics      Media Communication or Bachelor of Music.
    are renowned for being approachable, friendly
                                                       Along the way you’ll shape your own future
    and keen for you to succeed.
                                                       as you explore experiences such as studying
    Flexibility and choice are also reasons students   overseas, internships, field trips, double
    tell us they prefer Monash Arts. Flexible          degrees, 40 areas of study, and leadership,
    course structures mean you can make the            career and volunteering programs.
    most of the amazing opportunities on offer.

    Comprehensive degree                               Major
    In the Faculty of Arts, this refers to the         A major is eight units from the same area of
    Bachelor of Arts. A comprehensive degree           study. In the Bachelor of Arts you can choose
    gives you the choice and flexibility to select     to study one or two majors, and you don’t have
    your units (subjects), and normally requires       to decide on your major straight away.
    you to complete 24 units, including specific
    requirements such as completing an Arts            Minor
    major and an Arts minor.                           A minor is four units from the same area
                                                       of study.
    Specialist degree
    In the Faculty of Arts, this refers to the         Specialisation
    Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Global        An Arts specialisation consists of 10-12 units
    Studies, Bachelor of Media Communication           and is a requirement of any of the specialist
    and Bachelor of Music. You need to complete        degrees.
    24 units, including specific requirements such
    as completing a specialisation. In a specialist    Elective
    degree, you start studying your chosen area        There are eight units of free electives in your
    of study straight away.                            Arts course which can be taken from Arts,
                                                       Business, IT or Science.
    Sometimes called a subject, units are usually
    worth six credit points. You need to complete
    144 credit points in a three-year degree. Some
    second-year and third-year units are worth
    12 credit points, and are counted as two units
    – these units have a higher workload.

    Areas of study
    An ‘area of study’ is a field of knowledge
    – for example, literary studies or sociology.
    Areas of study are sometimes called
    ‘disciplines’. See page 22.

We’re ranked in the top 1 per cent of
universities worldwide for humanities
and social sciences.

We provide overseas study and
international immersion experiences
for more students than any other
university in Australia. See page 6.

All of our courses offer internship
experiences either in Australia or
overseas. Build your networks and
unlock a world of career opportunities.
See page 9.

You’re spoilt for choice with more
than 40 double degree combinations
to select from.

Plan ahead and graduate with a
bachelor’s and a master’s degree
in four years. See page 13.

There are many ways to engage with
university life and be supported. Our
Peers, Ambassadors, Leaders (PAL)
and First in the Family (FIF) programs
are just two examples of how we
support you. See page 4.

    A new world of opportunity.
    University life is the start of an adventure, and with Monash Arts you’ll
    be inspired by the people you meet, the discoveries you make and the
    places you can go.
    We want you to get the most out of your studies while enjoying everything
    university life has to offer, and there are many ways to get involved.
    Develop your leadership and interpersonal skills with Monash clubs and
    societies and be career-ready by the time you finish your course. Embrace
    the University’s vibrant campus culture with live music performances
    and a weekly campus market during semester.
    With more than 100 clubs and societies to choose from, there’s sure
    to be one that suits you. Get active with Monash Sport, work on your
    fire‑twirling skills with the Juggling and Fire-twirling Club, harvest your
    own fresh vegetables with the Monash Permaculture Society, or live
    out your Harry Potter dreams leading the Monash Muggles to victory
    in a game of quidditch.
    Late-night library hours and free intercampus shuttle buses make it
    even easier to fit studying into your schedule. You can build a professional
    portfolio of published work in student magazines and media channels
    Lot’s Wife, Esperanto and Mojo to show potential employers.
    Unique to the Faculty of Arts is the highly successful
    Peers, Ambassadors, Leaders (PAL) program, which
    offers support and networking opportunities for
    students while building skills in peer support,
    mentoring, teamwork and leadership.
    Our First in the Family program recognises
    the unique challenges faced by students
    who are the first of their generation to attend
    university. We offer support through social
    events, as well as academic and social
    mentoring to help give you a head start
    towards achieving your goals.
    For a quick look at what it’s like to study Arts
    at Monash, including places and spaces,

    Amazing experiences beyond the classroom.                                HOW STUDYING OVERSEAS
                                                                             CAN GIVE YOU AN EDGE
    Monash Arts has the most extensive overseas study opportunities
                                                                             There are many benefits to studying overseas. Research has shown
    of any university in Australia. Whether you go for two weeks or
                                                                             that students with international study experience:
    two semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests, curiosities
                                                                             • have better grades throughout their degree
    and study needs.
                                                                             • are more employable once they graduate
    We have partnerships with more than 100 universities worldwide,          • earn more throughout their career.
    a study centre in Prato, Italy, and campuses in Malaysia and South
    Africa. And if you’re a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies   You’ll expand your worldview through experiencing different cultures
    student, you’ll have access to the Global Immersion Guarantee.           and ways of doing things. You’ll build your self-confidence, and be
                                                                             more adaptable and independent. You’ll also develop skills in effective
                                                                             communication, collaboration and time management.

    Image courtesy of Emma Tkalcevic.

WHERE CAN I GO?                                                                 GLOBAL IMMERSION GUARANTEE
Arts study tours                                                                The Monash Arts Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) is a ground-breaking
                                                                                initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships
Programs vary in length from two to four weeks. They’re taught
                                                                                between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week,
intensively so you can complete a full unit in that time. Another bonus is
                                                                                funded study trip for all first-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Global
that they run between semesters, which means you can continue to travel
                                                                                Studies students to one of five international destinations – China, India,
after completing your program and you could finish your degree sooner.
                                                                                Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia.
The programs are as varied as the humanities and social sciences
                                                                                GIG is about innovating and putting your degree into practice by
themselves, from languages to politics and history, and the experiences
                                                                                responding to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Engage with
for each are unique. Some examples of what you could do include:
                                                                                people and organisations already working on these issues, and you’ll
• creating journalism stories while joining the Engineers without Borders
                                                                                have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the complexities and
   study tour of Cambodia                                                       challenges involved in implementing sustainable and innovative
• undertaking archaeological fieldwork and excavation in Italy                  solutions – all skills your future employers will look for.
• jamming with jazz masters in New York
• engaging with cultural identities while considering the key challenges        China
   they face in Cuba today                                                      Travelling between two cities (Beijing, Suzhou or Shanghai), you’ll be
• mastering Mandarin in China                                                   immersed in the work of China’s businesses and universities that are
• comparing crime and social control in the US or Asia                          focused on advancing innovative and creative solutions to some of the
• unravelling genocide in Europe.                                               world’s major challenges.

Arts Semester in Prato                                                          India
Make the Monash Prato Centre your European study base. Close to Florence        Based at the TATA Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, you’ll
in the picturesque landscape of Tuscany, the Monash Prato Centre is located     navigate the environmental challenges faced by India’s biggest and
in the beautiful 18th-century Palazzo Vaj right in the centre of Prato.         most populated city.
Against this historic backdrop, the Arts Semester in Prato program has          Indonesia
been carefully designed to make the most of everything Prato has to
                                                                                You’ll travel to two Indonesian islands to understand how different
offer, including the opportunity to learn from some of the most renowned
                                                                                communities can balance economic development and environmental
international scholars in their field.
The program is flexible, immersive and enriching. Divided into three-by-
four-week intensive blocks, you can study for the full 12 weeks or take         Italy
the option of including some travel time and study for four or eight weeks.     Based at the Monash Prato Centre, you’ll be exposed to experts
Some examples of what you can study include:                                    working to mitigate the impact that different industries have on Italy’s
• intensive Italian language                                                    natural environment.
• cultural diversity in contemporary Europe
• the Renaissance in Florence
• global connections: understanding cultural literacy.                          Based at the Monash Malaysia campus in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll
                                                                                examine a number of sustainability challenges that are confronting
Intensive language programs                                                     contemporary Malaysia.
Studying overseas as part of your language major is a great way to              Learn more at
immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture. Monash Arts
offers a variety of faculty-led and endorsed language programs available
to language students for credit.

Intercampus exchange to Monash Malaysia
Study at our international teaching location in Malaysia. Established in
1998 in Bandar Sunway (18 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur), Monash
Malaysia is Monash’s first international campus. Intercampus exchange
to Monash Malaysia is available to all Monash Australia students,
provided they have room within their course.

Exchange to a partner institution
An exchange program involves studying with one of our partner universities
around the world. You can go on exchange for one or two semesters.
Financial assistance is available and there are no extra tuition fees.
You can choose from more than 100 universities in 30 countries.

Study Abroad
If your preferred overseas destination is not a Monash partner university,
you can still choose to go there on Study Abroad. You’ll pay the host
university’s tuition fees for the time you’re there, but you’re still able to
access financial assistance to support your travel.
Find out more at

    Build a portfolio of skills                                                  Research
    By studying humanities, social sciences or the performing arts,              You’ll become a productive researcher, synthesising information
    you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers,      from different resources in order to answer complicated questions.
    including agility, lateral thinking and improvisation; skills that surpass
    automation. These skills cross discipline boundaries and are                 Leadership
    relevant to all careers.                                                     Decision-making, time management and goal-setting are qualities
                                                                                 you’ll develop during your course.
    Written and verbal communication
    You’ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to             Interdisciplinary thinking and training
    express your ideas clearly, form an opinion, argue persuasively              This means analysing problems from several different perspectives
    and think logically.                                                         and arriving at a solution through recognising how each of the
                                                                                 alternative approaches influences the others.
    Interpersonal skills
    You’ll be able to work effectively in a team, negotiate outcomes,            Career options
    build rapport and make decisions.                                            Our graduates go into as many career paths as there are majors.
                                                                                 For example, there are linguists helping to improve the quality of life
    Problem-solving and critical thinking                                        for the hearing impaired; anthropologists using their skills to enhance
    You’ll learn how to evaluate complex information, analyse the                the productivity of large organisations; social entrepreneurs helping
    causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions.                       people live more sustainably; and criminologists working on policy
                                                                                 change in criminal justice. The opportunities are endless. For more
                                                                                 information about career options, see our areas of study section
                                                                                 on pages 22-42.

INTERNSHIPS                                                              Places where our students have interned
Monash Arts has a dynamic internships                                    •   Global Poverty Project in New York
program where you can work in an                                         •   The State Museum of Majdanek in Poland
organisation as part of your studies                                     •   Mango Communications (communications and public relations)
                                                                         •   Live Performance Australia (policy and research)
and get credit towards your course.                                      •   Channel 7
                                                                         •   Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
You could be working with a member of state parliament, building
a school in a developing nation, working behind the scenes at a          •   Ernst & Young
television station, or as a researcher with a non-profit organisation.   •   Oxfam
The opportunities are endless.                                           •   Australian Embassy in Rome
                                                                         •   Melbourne Writers Festival
Advantages of doing an internship                                        •   American Chamber of Commerce
• You’ll gain valuable work experience that counts towards               •   Korean Consulate-General
  your degree.                                                           •   Penang House of Music in Malaysia
• It can add more meaning to your study because it gives                 •   Creative Innovation Global (events and marketing)
  you the chance to apply what you’re learning in class to a             •   Melbourne Festival.
  real‑world context.
                                                                         Discover more at
• It’ll provide valuable networking opportunities – you’ll link up
  with people who can give you advice and introduce you to
  groups and networks.
• You can do an internship overseas and build your intercultural
  skills at the same time.

Clayton, Caulfield
                                                BACHELOR OF ARTS
               3 years full-time                Our world needs graduates who thrive in                                          • Capstone: a third-year unit where you
                                                an era of uncertainty and change. In the                                             demonstrate advanced knowledge of
               February and July                                                                                                     your major. This could be a supervised
                                                Monash Bachelor of Arts you’ll cultivate                                             research project or an internship with
                                                your intellect, foster your passions                                                 an industry partner.
     Communications, corporate                  and develop your capacity to ask the
     and tourism sectors, diplomacy,            questions and find the solutions required                                        The minor
     directing, editing, education, film,       to transform our world. We support you                                           Four units make up your minor. They’re all from
     foreign affairs, gallery curating,                                                                                          the same area of study, but this will be different
                                                to become enterprising and passionate
     human rights, Indigenous affairs,                                                                                           to your major. There’s one, sometimes two,
                                                advocates for social change.                                                     gateway units in your minor, but no cornerstone
     international development,
     international relations, journalism,       The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give you                                     or capstone.
     linguistics, management, marketing         maximum flexibility and choice. You can choose                                   Arts electives
     and advertising, media, multicultural      from more than 40 areas of study to build a
                                                                                                                                 These four units can be from any area of study
     affairs, policy writing, politics,         genuinely transformative experience. The course
                                                                                                                                 in Arts.
     public relations, scriptwriting, social    is built around deeply enriching experiences,
     justice, sustainability, theatre, trade,   including local and international internships,                                   Free electives
     translating and interpreting.              professional engagements and entrepreneurial                                     These are eight units that can be from Arts or
                                                opportunities, and the choice of more than 50                                    another Monash course. You can structure these
     Discover where a Monash Bachelor           global immersion programs. You’ll develop a                                      to suit your interests – for example, you could
     of Arts can take you at                    unique graduate profile, preparing you to live                                   add a second major which gives you two areas                     and work in complex and culturally diverse                                       of expertise.
                                                environments, while building a community
     Find out more at              of like-minded peers.                                                            Taking advantage of
     edu/undergraduate-studies/                 If studying overseas appeals to you, then
                                                                                                                                 the flexible structure
     bachelor-of-arts/                          Monash Arts is the place to be. Whether it’s                                     While there are aspects of the course structure
                                                comparing criminal justice systems in the US,                                    that are fixed, (i.e. you must complete a major,
                                                exploring genocide and memory in Rwanda,                                         a minor and four other Arts units), there’s still
     VTAC: 2800228131 / 2800328131
     COURSE CODE: A2000                         cultural diversity in Europe or engaging with the                                plenty of flexibility. That’s because we want you
     CRICOS CODE: 075404D
                                                history and culture of Cuba, there’s plenty of                                   to take advantage of the choice and opportunities
                                                opportunity for you to broaden your knowledge                                    we offer, but it also means you can design the
                                                and life experience with short study trips or                                    course to suit your needs and interests as they
                                                semester‑long opportunities.                                                     evolve. Some examples of what we mean by
                                                                                                                                 ‘flexible’ are:
     GLOBAL IMMERSION                           The major                                                                        • you can decide your major in second-year
     GUARANTEE                                                                                                                   • you can start your minor in second-year
                                                Eight units make up your major. These units
     Being a Bachelor of Arts student,
                                                are from the same area of study3 – for example,                                  • you can use the eight free electives to make
     you’ll have access to the Monash
                                                anthropology, French studies or politics. There are                                  up a second major, two minors, a minor plus
     Arts Global Immersion Guarantee
                                                many units to choose from but there are also                                         electives, or just electives. These can be from
     – an opportunity to spend two
                                                some compulsory units. These are called gateway,                                     Arts, Business, IT or Science.
     weeks studying in China, India,
                                                cornerstone and capstone units, which have been
     Indonesia, Italy or Malaysia, with
                                                designed to help you consolidate your learning so
     airfares and accommodation covered
                                                you can get the most out of your major.
     as part of your degree. For more
     information, visit            • Gateway: a first-year foundation unit
     edu/undergraduate/global-                     introducing you to the major.
                                                • Cornerstone: a second-year unit that
                                                   focuses on making sure you have a solid
                                                   grasp of your major.

     An internship is often the first
     step of your career. You’ll have           Entry requirements
     the opportunity to undertake an
     internship in the final year of your                                                                                          Indicative               Indicative                Monash
                                                COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                      IB1                  Guarantee2
     course. We’ll help match you to a
     role that’s aligned with your skills       Arts (Clayton)                                                        3                 83                        30                        75
     and interests, giving you the chance       Arts (Caulfield)                                                      3                 78                        28                        75
     to build networks and make contacts
     for your career development.

                                                1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2019 or an estimate (E).
                                                2	This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+.
                                                3	Refer to pages 22-42 for a comprehensive listing of areas of study available in your Arts degree.

Studying an Arts degree gave me
the freedom to pursue a broad range
of interests outside of my major,
from sociology and film studies, to
philosophy and history. My minor in
Italian studies was enhanced by the
opportunity to take part in a study
tour at the Monash Prato Centre
in Italy – a truly immersive learning
experience. But my public relations
internship with PPR Australia was
the most rewarding aspect of my
course. It provided me with an
excellent foundation of skills and
the confidence to launch my
career in communications.”
Bachelor of Arts (2017)

What your course will look like
The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year course with 24 units, divided up as follows:

 Semester 1               Major (gateway)              Minor (gateway)              Arts elective   Free elective
 Semester 2               Major (gateway)              Minor                        Arts elective   Free elective

 Semester 1               Major                        Minor                        Arts elective   Free elective
 Semester 2               Major (cornerstone)          Minor                        Arts elective   Free elective

 Semester 1               Major                        Major                        Free elective   Free elective
 Semester 2               Major (capstone)             Major                        Free elective   Free elective

     Multiply your opportunities and become an expert in two                                                            There are many benefits to choosing a double degree. You’ll broaden
     fields by choosing a double degree course. This allows you                                                         your knowledge across two different fields, diversify your skill base
                                                                                                                        and expand your career opportunities. For example, with a second
     to study towards two different bachelor’s degrees at the                                                           language you could work in multiple countries; with journalism skills you
     same time, providing you with more career flexibility and                                                          could communicate scientific findings to a broader audience; or with
     opportunities.                                                                                                     knowledge in international relations you could expand your career options
                                                                                                                        as a lawyer. A double degree may also fit the profession and field you
     A double degree doesn’t mean double the work; in fact, it takes two years
                                                                                                                        want to work in – for example, working as an international development
     less to complete than if you studied the courses separately. A typical
                                                                                                                        lawyer (Arts/Laws), a scientific journalist (Arts/Science), an international
     double degree takes four years and comprises 32 units, 16 from each
                                                                                                                        diplomat (Arts/Business) or a music critic (Arts/Music).
     course. Some double degrees are longer – for example, the Bachelor of
     Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts combination takes five years.

     Entry requirements
                                                                                            Indicative              Indicative              Monash
     COURSE                                                                                   ATAR1                     IB1                Guarantee2
     Double degrees with:
     Business                                                                   4               83.60                    30                      75
     Business Administration                                                    4               E:80                    E:29                    E:70
     Commerce                                                                   4               92.45                    35                      86
     Education (Honours) in Primary Education                                 4.25           E:84+ RC                E:30+ RC                  75 RC
     Education (Honours) in Secondary Education                               4.25           E:80+ RC                E:29+ RC                  75 RC
     Engineering (Honours) 3                                                    5               94.10                    36                      86
     Fine Art                                                                   4            80.05 RC                  29 RC                   75 RC
     Information Technology                                                     4               86.70                     31                     75
     International Business                                                     4               83.45                    30                      75
     Laws (Honours)                                                           5.25                98                     40                      94
     Marketing                                                                  4               81.35                    29                      75
     Music                                                                      4            E:83+ RC                E:30+ RC                  75 RC
     Science                                                                    4                 85                      31                     75

     What your course will look like
     The Arts component consists of a major, minor and four Arts electives. The structure of the other degree will vary for each course.

      YEAR 1                            ARTS DEGREE                                                                                    OTHER DEGREE
      Semester 1                        Major (gateway)                                Minor (gateway)                                 Other degree                                   Other degree
      Semester 2                        Major (gateway)                                Minor                                           Other degree                                   Other degree

      YEAR 2
      Semester 1                        Major                                          Minor                                           Other degree                                   Other degree
      Semester 2                        Major (cornerstone)                            Minor                                           Other degree                                   Other degree

      YEAR 3
      Semester 1                        Major                                          Arts elective                                   Other degree                                   Other degree
      Semester 2                        Major                                          Arts elective                                   Other degree                                   Other degree

      YEAR 4
      Semester 1                        Major                                          Arts elective                                   Other degree                                   Other degree
      Semester 2                        Major (capstone)                               Arts elective                                   Other degree                                   Other degree

     1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2019 or an estimate (E). For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both
        courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at RC – Range of criteria.
     2	This guarantee doesn’t apply to the Laws pathway, which requires an ATAR of 90+.
     3	Not available with all specialisations. For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes and CRICOS codes for double
        degrees are available at
     4	A master’s degree is a more advanced degree, usually taken after completing a bachelor’s degree.

With Arts you can graduate with a bachelor’s and a master’s4
degree in just four years. After completing two years of your
Bachelor of Arts course, and providing you’re a high-achieving
                                                                            An alternative to the double degree is a diploma, which
student, you can take master’s-level units as your electives in             allows you to take additional studies in Arts while completing
third-year.                                                                 any Monash course. It’s the equivalent to eight units, which
You then complete the rest of your master’s course in fourth-year.          make up a major. Diplomas are taught alongside your degree
You can match your Bachelor of Arts with a master’s degree in:              course and add an extra year of study.
• Applied Linguistics                                                       • Diploma of Liberal Arts – choose any Arts area of study
• Communications and Media Studies                                            available as a major except for languages.
• Cultural and Creative Industries
                                                                            • Diploma of Languages – allows you to study Chinese,
• International Development Practice
                                                                              French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
• International Relations
                                                                              Spanish or Ukrainian. There are different entry levels so
• International Sustainable Tourism Management                                you can commence as a beginner in the language or with
• Interpreting and Translation Studies (4.5 years)                            a language background.
• Journalism
• Public Policy                                                             You can apply for entry to either of these diplomas only after
• Strategic Communications Management
                                                                            you’ve accepted your offer into your main course at Monash.

By taking advantage of a Bachelor of Arts/master’s double degree
you can:
• refine your skills and knowledge in a field you’re really interested in
• make yourself more employable with two degrees
• save time (six to 12 months) and reduce fee debt.

                                                                            Doing a double degree of Arts Law has opened
                                                                            up more opportunities to learn holistically than
                                                                            I ever could have gotten with a single degree.
                                                                            My Arts criminology major has allowed me to
                                                                            see the policy background and context for the
                                                                            practical applications I learn in my Law degree.
                                                                            Even subjects I took because they ‘just looked
                                                                            interesting’, including a human geography minor,
                                                                            have allowed me to learn from leading researchers
                                                                            and led me to hone my skills and specialise my
                                                                            knowledge. Because of this, I’ve been able to both
                                                                            broaden and deepen my knowledge of criminal
                                                                            law and development, opening myself up to new
                                                                            interests and career pathways.”
                                                                            MARY PIROZEK
                                                                            Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


              3 years

              February and July                                                                                                 Global reach and focus
                                               Improve responses to crime
     CAREER OPTIONS                            and criminality.                                                                 Throughout the course you’ll be challenged to
                                                                                                                                apply abstract knowledge to real-world problems
     There’s an increasing global              Criminology is the study of crime and                                            of crime and justice, and develop solutions.
     demand for graduates with a               social control. Crime – how we define it,                                        You’ll also have the opportunity to travel
     deep understanding of the role of         how we understand its causes and the ways                                        internationally and meet criminal justice experts
     crime in contemporary social and          we respond to it – provides a window into                                        from across the world through a selection of
     economic life, and well-developed         society’s challenges, values and aspirations.                                    exclusive field trips.
     professional skills in understanding      This course offers students a world-leading
     global issues in crime.                   program delivered by a team of outstanding                                       The field trips offer a truly immersive learning
                                               teachers and researchers.                                                        experience to complement the academic
     On completion of this course,
                                                                                                                                knowledge you’ll gain in class, allowing you
     you’ll be prepared to work in a broad     You’ll consider the local, national and global                                   to engage in context and gain a genuine
     range of professional domains,            aspects of crime and justice, and become                                         understanding of the human realities behind
     including international criminal          familiar with a range of lenses for understanding                                the study of criminology.
     justice organisations, anti-corruption    and assessing the impact of society’s changing
     organisations, human rights, the          responses to crime and justice. You’ll gain an                                   Collaboration and innovation
     police force, the courts system, the      understanding of victimisation and perpetration,                                 Through multiple opportunities for engagement
     Department of Justice, Attorney-          inequality and its impacts, and approaches                                       with industry, you’ll gain the experience needed
     General’s departments, community          to understanding crime and difference.                                           to be workplace ready. In the professional project
     legal centres, and a range of private     Throughout the course you’ll develop your                                        unit, you’ll work closely with our industry partners,
     organisations in which criminology        capabilities via the key themes of expert                                        opening up new pathways and opportunities for
     specialist skills will provide a key      knowledge, global reach and focus, and                                           your career, and capping off your Criminology
     competitive advantage.                    collaboration and innovation.                                                    study by bringing together your knowledge and
                                                                                                                                skills in your final year. The professional project
                                               Expert knowledge                                                                 features real-life scenarios, and your work will
     Find out more at
                                               You’ll learn about crime committed by individuals,                               be assessed by both academics and industry.
                                               groups, organisations and states, and the
     bachelor-of-criminology                                                                                                    Further opportunities and internships are available
                                               mechanisms of the criminal justice system,
                                               including police, courts and corrections.                                        to you through Arts internships, both in Australia
     VTAC: 2800211551                          Options are available to develop knowledge                                       and around the world, so you can get hands-on
     COURSE CODE: A2008                                                                                                         experience while you gain study credit.
     CRICOS CODE: 096756F
                                               of specific criminal concerns, such as sexual
                                               violence, gendered violence, punishment,
                                               criminal justice processes, marginalisation, drugs,                              Double degrees
                                               cybercrime, risk and surveillance, victimisation                                 The Bachelor of Criminology can be paired with the:
                                               and perpetration, youth crime, and crime                                         • Bachelor of Information Technology
     INTERNATIONAL STUDY                       prevention and transnational justice practices.                                  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
     You’ll also have opportunities to
     travel internationally to meet criminal
     justice experts through a selection       Entry requirements
     of exclusive field trips. Study tours                                                                                        Indicative                Indicative                 Monash
     include:                                  COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                       IB1                   Guarantee
     • crime and criminal justice in Asia      Criminology                                                           3                80.10                      29                        70
     • comparative criminology in the US       Double degrees with:
     • human rights and criminal justice       Information Technology                                                4               80.70                       29                        75
        in the US.                             Laws (Honours)                                                      5.25               E:98                      E:40                      E:94

                                               1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2019 or an estimate (E).
                                                  For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites.
                                                  Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at

What your course will look like
Semester 1      The global crime problem        The complexity of crime          Arts/Criminology elective   Free elective
                Punishment, courts and          Controlling crime, controlling
Semester 2                                                                       Arts/Criminology elective   Free elective
                corrections                     society

Semester 1      Indigenous justice              Victims, justice and the law     Free elective               Free elective
Semester 2      Crime, justice and the public   Criminology elective             Free elective               Free elective

Semester 1      Professional project 1          Crime, risk and security         Criminology elective        Free elective
Semester 2      Professional project 2          Criminology elective             Criminology elective        Free elective

                                            GLOBAL STUDIES

              3 years

              February                                                                                                       Engaging with industry
                                            If you aspire to become a leader
     CAREER OPTIONS                         in creating social change, then the                                              With its own advisory board, the Bachelor of
                                            Bachelor of Global Studies is the course                                         Global Studies is in a unique position to draw on
     Defence, environment, foreign
                                                                                                                             the advice and perspectives of industry experts.
     affairs, government, intelligence,     for you. You’ll learn how to critically                                          The board consists of professionals from diverse
     international development,             analyse global challenges facing cultures                                        backgrounds with direct links to business,
     international relations, journalism,   and communities around the world,                                                government and the social sector. They provide
     media, non-government
     organisations, policy analysis,
                                            and how to apply your knowledge to                                               vital guidance, advice and feedback to inform our
                                            these challenges and devise imaginative                                          program development and to ensure the course
     politics, trade and translation.
                                                                                                                             delivers the best outcomes for you.
                                            and well-informed solutions to help
                                            solve them.                                                                      Double degrees
     Find out more at
     edu/undergraduate-studies/             The Bachelor of Global Studies has many                                          The Bachelor of Global Studies can be taken
     bachelor-of-global-studies             exciting features, including core units on                                       as a double degree with the:
                                            leadership development, project-based learning,                                  • Bachelor of Commerce
                                            internship placements with industries and                                        • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
     VTAC: 2800328751
     COURSE CODE: A2001                     organisations who are leading advocates for                                      • Bachelor of Science.
     CRICOS CODE: 083203B                   social change around the world, a broad range
                                            of electives that train you to think across different                            Double degrees allow you to combine two
                                            disciplines, an overseas study component, and                                    areas of interest and gain expertise in both.
                                            the option of doing a double degree with Laws                                    As a graduate you’ll have greater career flexibility,
                                            (Honours), Science or Commerce.                                                  and because the double degree is completed in
     GLOBAL IMMERSION                                                                                                        a shorter time than two single degrees, you’ll be
     GUARANTEE                              Overseas study                                                                   saving time and money.
     Being a student in the Bachelor        Integral to this course is overseas study that
     of Global Studies means you’ll         can be completed across a full semester or
     have access to the Monash Arts         taken intensively. You could take units offered                                  There are many opportunities within the course
     Global Immersion Guarantee – an        at a Monash international location, join in one                                  to take an internship, where you can apply your
     opportunity to spend two weeks         of our many study tours, or study at one of our                                  knowledge to a professional work environment
     studying in China, India, Indonesia,   prestigious partner universities. It’s compulsory                                and gain valuable experience and insights into the
     Italy or Malaysia, with airfares and   to take at least three overseas study units, but                                 ‘real-world’ environment. Internships are available
     accommodation covered as part of       you can take more if you want. With partnerships                                 with a wide range of organisations and count as
     your degree. For more information,     with more than 100 universities worldwide, our                                   credit towards your degree.
     visit          study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in
     immersionguarantee/                    Malaysia, you’re spoilt for choice.

                                            Entry requirements
                                                                                                                               Indicative                Indicative                 Monash
                                            COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                       IB1                   Guarantee
                                            Global Studies                                                        3               90.05                       33                        85
                                            Double degrees with:
                                            Commerce                                                              4               92.35                       35                        86
                                            Laws (Honours)                                                      5.25                 98                       40                        94
                                            Science                                                               4               90.05                       33                        85

                                            1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2019 or an estimate (E).
                                               For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites.
                                               Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at

What your course will look like
 Semester 1              Leadership for social change        Specialisation                 Free elective                    Free elective
 Semester 2              Specialisation                      Specialisation                 Free elective                    Free elective

 Semester 1              Leadership for social change        Specialisation                 Specialisation                   Free elective
 Semester 2              Specialisation                      Specialisation                 Specialisation                   Free elective

 Semester 1              Specialisation                      Specialisation                 Specialisation                   Free elective
 Semester 2             Leadership for social change (double unit)                          Specialisation                   Free elective

Three core units on ‘Leadership                         SPECIALISATIONS                                      International relations
for social change’:                                                                                          What are the dynamics of global politics
These units are exclusive to the Bachelor of            Cultural competence                                  and economics? Gain an understanding of
Global Studies and are taken over three years.          Extend your studies of leadership, culture and       the relationships between political institutions,
You’ll learn about forms of leadership, drivers         globalisation by focusing on communication           international organisations, and governmental
of social change and how to apply your learning         across cultural borders. By studying one of          and non-governmental actors. Grasp evidence-
in practical and professional real-life contexts.       eight internationally important languages –          based explanations to study war and conflict,
                                                        Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian,        development, financial and other crises at a
Classes are mainly workshops where you’ll
                                                        Japanese, Korean or Spanish – you’ll deepen          global level. You’ll undertake in-depth study
engage in problem-based learning and develop
                                                        your cross-cultural skills and knowledge.            of topics of contemporary significance such
skills in creativity, teamwork, cross-cultural
                                                        All languages are available for beginners            as terrorism and political violence, global
collaboration, critical thinking, self-learning
                                                        through to those with proficiency. You’ll also       governance, international security and
and analytical writing.
                                                        study topics such as managing intercultural          foreign policy.
Twelve units from one of the                            communication, and the skills you build will
following specialisations:                              enable you to apply your knowledge in real-          International studies
• Cultural competence                                   world contexts.                                      In order to be competitive in the international
• Human rights                                                                                               marketplace of products, ideas and knowledge,
• International relations                               Human rights                                         we need to understand how people experience
• International studies.                                In the era of globalisation, one of the most         different cultures. International studies
                                                        important concepts in international affairs is       develops this understanding by exploring
Eight free elective units:                              human rights. What are human rights? Are human       the issues and events that have shaped and
With these units you can study subjects from            rights culturally relative? How can human rights     continue to shape our world. You’ll examine
Arts or from another area such as Information           be justified? You’ll learn how human rights help     such diverse topics as the role of cities as
Technology, Science or Business. You could              to address issues such as global poverty,            drivers of change, migrant and refugee
also use these electives to do an internship or         unequal access to medicine, warfare, terrorism,      experiences, power and poverty, and tradition
study overseas.                                         children’s rights, humanitarian intervention,        and popular culture. In doing so, you’ll develop
                                                        torture, surveillance and more.                      a solid understanding of European and Asian
                                                                                                             cultural studies, and of networks of relations
                                                                                                             between Europe, Asia and Australia.


              3 years

              February and July                                                                                                 Internship
                                               A degree for today’s media world,
     CAREER OPTIONS                            the Bachelor of Media Communication                                              If you’re interested in gaining valuable work
                                               addresses the growing demand for                                                 experience, you can apply for an internship
     The skills you’ll gain with the
                                                                                                                                through our extensive network of industry
     Bachelor of Media Communication           graduates with new and diverse                                                   partners within Australia and around the world.
     creates opportunities in a diverse        skills in communication, and a                                                   The internship runs in the final year of
     range of careers – some of                critical understanding of how                                                    your course. It’ll give you the opportunity to
     which may not even exist yet.
     Options include:
                                               media influences our lives.                                                      build networks and make contacts for your
                                                                                                                                career development.
     • journalist                              You’ll be part of a new generation of thinkers
     • media researcher                        and future-driven media and communication                                        Professional project
     • broadcaster                             professionals who’ll challenge convention
                                                                                                                                This is a major project you produce in
     • filmmaker                               and devise solutions that’ll take us into
                                                                                                                                collaboration with other students and a
     • TV producer                             the next century.
                                                                                                                                community partner organisation. It’s your
     • TV presenter                                                                                                             opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills
                                               Graduate with a portfolio that
     • advertising creative                                                                                                     you gain through the course, and use the Monash
                                               will make you stand out                                                          Media Lab facilities to produce a unique piece of
     • copywriter
                                               You’ll develop your practical experience and                                     work such as a documentary, film, video series,
     • digital marketer
                                               work-ready skills to build a portfolio of real work                              website, installation or multimedia asset.
     • content producer
                                               throughout your course. This could be projects
     • digital archiving
     • music producer for gaming
                                               such as a documentary, short film or digital                                     Free electives
                                               marketing campaign, depending on your interest                                   There are eight free electives in the course.
     • social media writer.                    area. The result is tangible pieces of work you can                              That means you’ll have the flexibility to take
                                               take out and show to potential employers.                                        units from another discipline within Arts (such
     Find out more at                                                                                              as politics or a language) or from another faculty
                                               What you’ll study                                                                (such as Business, IT or Science). These electives
                                               The course comprises core units, a specialisation                                will complement your specialisation and add
                                               and electives. You can tailor it to suit your interest                           diversity to your skill set, making you stand out
                                               by choosing your specialisation and electives.                                   from your peers.
                                               In your final year you can do either an internship
     VTAC: 28002211431                         or a professional project.
     COURSE CODE: A2002
     CRICOS CODE: 093854F
                                               Double degrees
                                               The Bachelor of Media Communication can
                                               be paired with the:
                                               • Bachelor of Business
                                       ?       • Bachelor of Business Administration
                                               • Bachelor of Design
                                               • Bachelor of Marketing.
     The multi-million-dollar Monash
     Media Lab is one of Australia’s most
     advanced media facilities. Used
     for teaching as well as production/
                                               Entry requirements
     commercial use, the facilities include:
     • a full broadcast TV and video                                                                                              Indicative                Indicative                Monash
        production studio with an adjacent     Course                                                                               ATAR1                       IB1                  Guarantee
        control room/vision mixing             Media Communication                                                   3                 80                        29                        70
        production suite                       Double degrees with:
     • radio/sound production studios          Business                                                              4               84.10                       30                        75
        with an adjacent control room/         Business Administration                                               4                E:80                      E:29                      E:70
        audio production suite                 Design                                                                4               86.60                       31                        75
     • an open-plan newsroom
                                               Marketing                                                             4               83.90                       30                        75
     • additional teaching and learning

                                               1	For double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites.
                                                  Course codes and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at

What your course will look like
 Semester 1              Media challenges                       Specialisation                    Specialisation                    Free elective
 Semester 2              Communicating in the digital era       Specialisation                    Specialisation                    Free elective

 Semester 1              Specialisation                         Specialisation                    Free elective                     Free elective
                                                                Media communication
 Semester 2              Specialisation                                                           Free elective                     Free elective
                                                                practice lab

 Semester 1              Specialisation                         Specialisation                    Specialisation                    Free elective
                                                                                                  Media communication
 Semester 2              Media professional project or placement                                                                    Free elective
                                                                                                  practice lab

Core units                                                  SPECIALISATIONS                                        This course also provides you with the skills
These units are unique to the Bachelor of                                                                          required to research, plan and implement
                                                            There are four specialisations to choose from.
Media Communication, and are designed                                                                              a strategic public relations campaign –
                                                            If you’re not sure which to pursue, you can start
to equip you with the required industry skills                                                                     from objectives, stakeholder identification,
                                                            with two specialisations in first-year and make
and knowledge.                                                                                                     and strategies and tactics, to budgeting
                                                            a decision in second-year.
                                                                                                                   and evaluation. You’ll gain an understanding
Media challenges                                                                                                   of how globalisation and new media impacts
This unit addresses the great media challenges              Journalism
                                                                                                                   public relations practices, and learn about the
of our time. Learn how to critically analyse and            Make the news and make stories that matter.
                                                                                                                   legal and ethical frameworks for the profession.
think strategically about how to tackle today’s             Spanning digital, audio, video and print media,
problems, as well as those that lie ahead.                  this specialisation gives you the sharp and            The next step will be producing content for
                                                            creative skills required to excel in a rewarding       global and local audiences across different
Communicating in the digital era                            journalism career. Gain expertise in bringing          media platforms. You’ll have the opportunity to
Become proficient in areas such as video                    together journalism practice, theory and               work with real clients where you’ll gain insights
production, broadcasting, news reporting,                   empirical research, with advanced skills in            into ethical communication practice as well as
advertising and social media. Learn to combine              research, writing and communication for                the skills needed for a professional career in
critical skills in digital literacy with practical          professional practice. You’ll grasp all production     communication.
skills in media production to develop your                  technologies using the celebrated Monash
overall digital knowledge.                                  Media Lab, and realise the ethical principles          Screen
Media communication practice labs                           in journalism that form an essential component         Screen industries, technologies and
With our new purpose-built media labs,                      of a democratic society.                               cultures are changing faster than ever.
you’ll have the opportunity to experience                                                                          This specialisation gives you the knowledge
what it’s like to work in a professional media              Media                                                  to understand these transformations,
environment right on campus. Experiment with                You’ll become a true media expert in today’s           navigating how film, television and newer
different kinds of technology – from working                fast-evolving world, building skills and               screen formats have led to and function
in live and post-production TV studios, or the              knowledge in media research, management,               within contemporary media ecologies.
latest radio broadcast facilities.                          communication and policy. You’ll examine
                                                                                                                   You’ll study an extensive range of units
                                                            digital and social media, and the ways they’ve
Professional placement                                                                                             covering historical, analytical and practical
                                                            transformed broadcasting, print media and
In your final year you’ll have the opportunity                                                                     approaches to screen content and formats
                                                            other more traditional media forms. You’ll gain
to bring together your in-depth knowledge                                                                          from around the world. You’ll look at Australian,
                                                            in-depth knowledge of media studies as a
and skills with either an internship or                                                                            Asian and European film culture through to
                                                            discipline, and develop skills in media analysis
professional project.                                                                                              Hollywood and its institutions. You’ll examine
                                                            that have applications across a wide range
                                                                                                                   the power and influence screen has to
                                                            of professional contexts – from social media
                                                                                                                   share stories, and its ability to influence
                                                            strategy in organisations to media management
                                                                                                                   and change society.
                                                            and communication, and media policy.
                                                                                                                   In this, you’ll consider current academic
                                                            Public relations                                       debates concerning the shift from local to
                                                            You’ll learn how to research, develop, apply           global and analogue to digital economies, and
                                                            then evaluate communication strategies.                address issues relating to the representation of
                                                            You’ll understand the importance of the                gender, race and class on screen. The screen
                                                            management of stakeholder relationships                specialisation also develops your practical video
                                                            and reputation, acquire skills in public opinion       production skills relevant to a broad range of
                                                            analysis, learn to identify and manage                 media platforms and screen cultures.
                                                            organisational issues, and develop a crisis
                                                            management plan.

                                             BACHELOR OF MUSIC
               3 years                       The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music                                             Electives
                                             has one of the most comprehensive                                                There are eight free electives that you can take
               February and July             music programs in the country. We excel                                          from Music or from Arts, Business, IT or Science.
                                                                                                                              For example, you could complement your studies
                                             in classical, jazz and popular music
     CAREER OPTIONS                                                                                                           with a language or subjects from Science or
     Accompanist, artist manager, audio      performance. Our ethnomusicology                                                 Business. Another option is to take up one of
     engineer, audio-visual production,      and musicology programs are world-                                               the many overseas study opportunities offered
     composer, conductor, critic, editor,    renowned, and we have vibrant programs                                           by the faculty.
     festival producer, film-scoring,        in composition, improvisation and creative
     marketing and communications,                                                                                            Double degrees
                                             music technology.
     mastering, music journalism,                                                                                             The Bachelor of Music can be paired with the:
     music publishing, music writer,         In addition to our reputation, students choose to                                • Bachelor of Arts
     performance, producer, publisher,       study with us because of the exceptional learning                                • Bachelor of Commerce
     social media, teaching.                 opportunities we provide. You’ll collaborate with                                • Bachelor of Education (Honours)
                                             international artists, learn from accomplished                                   • Bachelor of Science
                                             teaching staff, study and perform in New York
                                                                                                                              • Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
     Find out more at           and Prato, Italy, and perform to audiences across
     edu/undergraduate-studies/              the country with an ensemble or orchestra.                                       Other ways to study music
                                             How the course is structured                                                     in your course
                                                                                                                              You can include music in your Bachelor of
     VTAC: 2800328101                        The course comprises 24 units. These units work
                                                                                                                              Arts course as a major, a minor or use your
     COURSE CODE: A2003                      through three themes and electives.
     CRICOS CODE: 017113G                                                                                                     free electives. If you’re studying another Monash
                                             Themes                                                                           course, you can use your electives to take
                                                                                                                              non-practical music units. There’s a wide range
                                             Music specialist study (six units)
                                                                                                                              of units to choose from and the opportunity to
                                             Choose one of the following specialisations:
                                                                                                                              participate in ensembles (some of which are
                                             • Composition and music technology
                                       ?     • Ethnomusicology and musicology
                                                                                                                              subject to audition).
     DID YOU KNOW?                           • Music performance (classical or jazz)                                          Performance opportunities
     We’re the only university in Victoria   • Popular music.                                                                 Monash is renowned for its performance
     to offer double degrees with music.
                                                                                                                              opportunities and we have a diverse range of
                                             Music theory and ear training (four units)
                                                                                                                              small and large ensembles, including piano
                                             These units integrate the development of aural
                                                                                                                              ensembles, choral groups (gospel, contemporary
                                             skills with the theoretical understanding of music
                                                                                                                              and classical), electronic laptop, new music,
                                             through listening, analysis, performance, notation
                                                                                                                              string sinfonia, wind symphony, funk, pop, Latin
                                             and composition.
                                                                                                                              jazz, Gamelan, small jazz ensembles (including
                                             Music context study (six units)                                                  Australian jazz and Brazilian) as well as the
                                             Learn about music and music-making in                                            Monash Art Ensemble and the Monash Academy
                                             a variety of cultural, historical, social and                                    Orchestra.
                                             professional settings.

                                             Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                Indicative                Indicative                 Monash
                                             COURSE                                                                               ATAR1                       IB1                   Guarantee
                                             Music                                                                 3             E:70+ RC                  E:25+ RC                   70+ RC
                                             Double degrees with:
                                             Arts                                                                  4             E:83+ RC                  E:30+ RC                   75+ RC
                                             Commerce                                                              4            94.30+ RC                   36+ RC                    86+ RC
                                             Education Primary/Music                                             4.25            E:84+ RC                  E:30+ RC                   75+ RC
                                             Education Secondary/Music                                           4.25            E:80+ RC                  E:80+ RC                   75+ RC
                                             Laws (Honours)                                                      5.25            E:98+ RC                  E:40+ RC                   94+ RC
                                             Science                                                               4             E:85+ RC                  E:31+ RC                   75+ RC

                                             1	The scores provided are to be used as a guide only, and are either the lowest selection rank to which an offer was made in 2019 or an estimate (E). For
                                                double degree courses you must meet the prerequisites for both courses. See pages 44-47 for a full list of double degree prerequisites. Course codes
                                                and CRICOS codes for double degrees are available at
                                             2	Not available with all specialisations.

What your course will look like
 Semester 1             Music specialist study      Music theory and ear training   Music context study   Free elective
 Semester 2             Music specialist study      Music theory and ear training   Music context study   Free elective

 Semester 1             Music specialist study      Music theory and ear training   Music context study   Free elective
 Semester 2             Music specialist study      Music theory and ear training   Music context study   Free elective

 Semester 1             Music specialist study      Free elective                   Music context study   Free elective
 Semester 2             Music specialist study      Free elective                   Music context study   Free elective

Composition and                                  Music performance
music technology                                 (classical or jazz)
Become a music creator of the future.            Available to those with strong musical
In this specialisation you’ll develop skills     aptitude in classical or jazz performance,
in composition for acoustic and electronic       this specialisation offers you the rigour and
instruments, song-writing and music for          richness required to put you on the path to
other media such as film and video games.        professional music performance success.
You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate       You’ll acquire an assured instrumental or
with performance students, write for visiting    vocal technique and perform in a variety
international artists and make your own          of ensembles, in addition to solo work.
recording projects. In addition to testing       There’s opportunity to take part in one of
composition techniques in performance            our study tours to New York or to the Monash
scenarios, you’ll learn how to engage            Prato Centre in Italy, immersing yourself in
with the variety of music technology in          international music and culture.
the industry for composing, recording,
mixing, mastering, interactive music and         Popular music
software programming. Through our                Designed for popular music performers
partnership with the Melbourne Electronic        and creators of the future. In addition to
Sound Studio (MESS), you’ll have access          developing practical performance skills and
to vintage electronic equipment, and the         stagecraft, you’ll learn how to engage with
School provides an innovative studio and         a broad range of tools, performance styles
recording space. Our ongoing program of          and contexts representative of the popular
local, national and international visiting       music industry. You’ll start by developing
artists and workshops means you’ll create        techniques and practice strategies on
established contacts with industry and be        your principal instrument or voice across
prepared for global career opportunities.        a range of musical styles and repertoires.
                                                 These skills will be applied in both solo and
Ethnomusicology                                  ensemble performance contexts in song-
and musicology                                   writing, live and recording environments.
Study music in its social, historical and        You’ll have the opportunity to conceptualise
cultural contexts to investigate not only        and create a live performance and recording
what music is, but why it exists, what it        project under the guidance of expert teachers
means, and how it shapes and impacts             within your chosen musical style and/or
our world. You’ll study the music of different   context. You’ll not only be connected with
cultures, considering western classical and      current industry practices and practitioners,
popular forms as well as those from Africa       you’ll also be encouraged to create new
and Asia. You’ll investigate the role of music   music, aligning with the School’s focus on
in society, music history, philosophical         developing the future of Australian music.
and aesthetic aspects of music, and
performance practice. You’ll also explore
the richness and scope of humanity’s
interplay with musical expression, and
broaden your knowledge of music
and the integral role it plays
within different cultures.

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