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- Study current issues in music and sound practice.
- Develop practical skills in music and sound production.
- Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
- Choose independent study options where you can design and implement new creative work.
|QTAC course code||421512|
|QUT course code||KM32|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2015 & 2016 February|
|Deferment||You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
Why choose this course?
You will start by learning about the fundamentals of sound and music technology and how to use them creatively to achieve artistic results. You will also begin to develop an awareness of sound as a storytelling tool. While you do not need to have traditional music skills, you will work alongside Bachelor of Music students, learning how sound is organised musically and about the dynamics of performance and presentation as they apply to sound design.
To develop a unique set of ‘crossover’ sound skills you will build on the foundation studies of your first year, having a chance to pursue the pathway that best suits your future needs. You will have options to work in the fields of sound design for visual and interactive media, immersive entertainment and the recording studio.
You will deepen your skills in sound design and production, mentored by staff and industry professionals. You will have opportunities to showcase yourself to industry through a series of creative production opportunities. You will learn about both the existing and emerging industry and have the opportunity to undertake practical projects with other talented creative artists and designers both inside and outside the University with real production outcomes.
Successful audition and interview
QTAC applications and the QUT Online Registration Form opened on Tuesday 5 August 2014. Applications for this course closed on closed 12 September 2014. Requests for applications after this date cannot be considered. Auditions and interviews have also closed.
How do I find out my audition outcome?
Shortly after the 15 November 2014, QUT will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your audition outcome. You will be able to check this via QTAC’s Current Applicant online service at www.qtac.edu.au/OnlineServices/OnlineServices.html#currentapplicant. If you are unsure how to check your preference status there is a helpful video located on this web page.
What information will I see?
Within your Preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses.
Based on the information currently held by QTAC you have satisfied the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.
- Based on the information currently held by QTAC you have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.
What does this mean?
If you have satisfied the minimum entry requirements for this course you will then be considered for a place in the course on 11 December, 2014 QTAC offer round. Depending on course place availability, further offers may be made in the 15 January, 2015 QTAC offer round.
Please note that as more applicants will meet the minimum entry requirements than available course places, meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer will be made.
Successful applicants will only receive one offer at QTAC, to their highest eligible preference.
If you have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements QUT will not be able to offer you a place in the course. You may wish to review your QTAC course preferences. They can be added or amended via QTAC’s Current Applicant online service. For more information on changing preferences, you can contact QTAC Information Services on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) or (07) 3858 1222.
Application checklist (Guide for 2016 applicants)
- Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an I Form or CM Form as appropriate.
- Complete the QUT Online Registration Form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.
- Pay the non-refundable $55 service fee via QUTPay. Applicants seeking admission assistance via QUT’s Q-Step and/or Oodgeroo schemes are exempt from the service fee.
- Attend your nominated interview
Please Note: Registering with QUT is separate and in addition to listing the course as a preference with QTAC. To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to do both. All above steps must be completed to be considered for a place in the course. The audition process is managed by Creative Industries Faculty. All offers for the course will be made through QTAC or QUT Student Business Services (for current CIF Undergraduate students only).
Audition locations and dates
Auditions will be conducted from September to October 2015 at M block, Ring Road, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. Audition times are selected as part of the QUT Online Registration Form process. The time and date of your audition cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances. Applicants who live in a remote area and cannot attend an audition can submit an audition submission and video statement when completing the QUT Online Registration Form.
If you do not attend your audition you cannot be considered for a place in the course.
Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:
Phone: (07) 3138 8114 and press option 4
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.
The recent federal budget has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which, if implemented, will impact upon costs to Commonwealth supported students from 1 January 2016. Eligible students will still be able to use HECS-HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) to defer payment. It is important to note that the changes are proposals only, subject to the passage of Commonwealth legislation. QUT will be in a position to consider fees for 2016 and beyond once the legislation has been through the houses of parliament. Proposed changes to tuition fees.
2016: CSP rates will be available from 1 October 2015 (subject to annual review)
2015: CSP $3,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Music
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 421512 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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