University of Technology Sydney

C09157v1 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Music and Sound Design (BMusSoundDesign)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hon))

CRICOS code: 106928D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of International Studies (C10277).

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

Working with UTS’s specialist sound facilities and equipment in the creative precinct of inner-Sydney, students develop and advance their interest in popular music, sound design, sound engineering and interactive media. Throughout the course students build a portfolio of sound works that demonstrates their creativity and professional skills to employers. They will have opportunities to run a music label, record in professional sound studios, collaborate with likeminded students in both this course and other disciplines, and design and compose sound and music for film, games and digital media. This is a future-focused course that provides students with the tools to succeed in the industry of today and tomorrow.

Course aims

This course aims to provide students with core skills in digital music production and sound design. Students' learning outcomes include the capacity to think creatively and critically about, and contribute to, developments within the music, sound and digital media industries; an awareness of industry practices in sound design and music production; and the capacity to collaborate, develop and critically revise their own work. The course also provides an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, enhancing professional and training career opportunities.

Career options

Possible careers are varied and include working in sound design and music production across a range of media like television, advertising, film, web and digital media. Careers as a composer, sound engineer, or music business professional are open to graduates of the Bachelor of Music and Sound Design.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

Com.1.1 Graduates possess a well-developed awareness of culture and professional practice of music and sound in the context of the technological and creative industries
Com.1.2 Graduates are able to present, explain and evaluate their own and others' work in independent and collaborative contexts
Com.2.1 Graduates are reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative
Com.3.1 Graduates are able to engage responsibly and respectfully with the musics and sound practices of a wide range of cultures
Com.3.2 Graduates are able to adapt their critical thinking and creative enterprise to intercultural contexts
Com.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous issues in professional practices and engage responsibly in communicating with and about Indigenous people and communities
Com.5.1 Graduates possess the awareness and skills to behave ethically in personal and professional contexts
Com.6.1 Graduates possess reflective and analytical skills enabling them to synthesise ideas from a diverse range of sources and communicate effectively to different audiences using appropriate media and modes
Com.6.2 Graduates possess the technical and creative skills to express themselves in multi-platform contexts
INT.1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.2.1 Evaluate critically theoretical and specialised knowledge of contemporary societies, cultures and workplaces.
INT.2.2 Analyse, generate and communicate creative solutions to work-related problems within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT.3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and/or internationally.
INT.4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT.5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program. During their first year of study students will complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is five years of full-time study. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Bachelor of Music and Sound Design (144 credit points)

  • Major Subjects (80 credit points)
  • Core Subjects (16 credit points)
  • Electives (48 credit points)

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Industrial training/professional practice

Studio-based subjects are highly flexible, allowing students to foster their specialisation and interests through practical professionally oriented projects. Songwriting, production and sound design skills are applied to real-world needs, and all students have the opportunity for a professional internship. Students run a public-facing digital music label releasing and promoting their own work. Broadcast opportunities are also available for student podcast productions. Entrepreneurship training provides a strong foundation for professional graduate enterprises.

Course completion requirements

MAJ10062 Music and Sound Design 80cp
STM91648 Communication Literacies stream 16cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and is undertaking the course with the German Language and Culture major, and the International Honours pathway.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
50816 Audio Cultures   8cp
50817 Audio and Music Production   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK92109 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
54001 Digital Literacies   8cp
50824 Songwriting and Composition for Context   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK92109 Electives 48cp  
Summer session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
50818 Podcasting   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Spring session
50819 Composing with Sound   8cp
50820 Sound Design   8cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
54002 Communicating Difference   8cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK92109 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 16 credit points from the following:   16cp
CBK92109 Electives 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
999781 International Research Methods   8cp
971103 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1: Germany   16cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
50825 Screen Soundtrack Production   8cp
50826 Music Business and Professional Practice   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK92109 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
50823 Sound Project   8cp
54003 Creative Entrepreneurship   8cp

Levels of award

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level is based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2, all completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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