University of Technology Sydney

C10425v1 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Music and Sound Design (BMusSoundDesign)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103071F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The combined Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Languages and Cultures provides students with intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of music and sound design. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

This course appeals to students with an interest in popular music, sound design, creative arts or interactive multimedia. It offers a contemporary music and sound design degree that focuses on the production and analysis of sound for various media including interactive environments. By graduation students have a professional portfolio of music production and sound design work demonstrating their creativity and professionalism.

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 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

Examples include working in sound design and production across a diverse range of media, including popular music, film, television, advertising, animation, web, gaming, interactive digital media, and locational sound.

Other career options include sound designer, music supervisor, audio engineer, computer musician, music producer, new media artist, interactive media designer, and music business professional.

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 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
Com.2.1 Graduates are reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative
Com.2.1 Graduates are reflexive critical thinkers and creative practitioners who are intellectually curious, imaginative and innovative
Com.2.2 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
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 Graduates can consult with appropriate Indigenous Australian organisations in their management of Indigenous content and resources
Com.4.2 Graduates have respect for Indigenous Australians and can manage Indigenous content and resources in an effective, ethical and culturally appropriate manner
Com.5.1 Graduates possess the awareness and skills to behave ethically in personal and professional contexts
Com.5.2 Graduates are innovative agents for change in the creative industries of their local and wider communities
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
LC.1.1 Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.
LC.2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
LC.2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods in International Studies
LC.3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures
LC.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language
LC.4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges, Language and sovereignty in Australian and international contexts
LC.5.1 Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.
LC.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English

Key

COM = Communication course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

LC = Languages and Cultures course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

The first digit of each CILO indicates the relevant graduate attribute:

  1. Professional Readiness
  2. Critical and Creative Inquiry
  3. International and Intercultural Engagement
  4. Indigenous Competencies
  5. Active Citizenship
  6. Effective Communication

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Local students

This course is not available via direct entry. Current UTS students wishing to transfer may submit an Internal Course Transfer - Continuing application. To confirm eligibility, check with the UTS Student Centre.

International students

This course is not available via direct entry. Current UTS students wishing to transfer may submit an Internal Course Transfer - Continuing application. To confirm eligibility, check with the UTS Student Centre.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 240 credit points, comprising 144 credit points in music and sound design and 96 credit points in Languages and Cultures. The music and sound design component is made up of 48 credit points of major subjects, 24 credit points of professional subjects, 24 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives. The Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Cultures is not offered as a separate degree but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Industrial training/professional practice

Studio-based subjects are highly flexible, allowing students to foster their specialisation and interests through practical projects. Songwriting skills are applied to real-world needs, and all students have the opportunity for a professional internship. Professional practicalities are built into the core subjects.

Course completion requirements

MAJ10025 Music and Sound Design 48cp
STM91009 Professional Development stream 24cp
STM90959 Core subjects (Music and Sound Design) 24cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp
CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session with the Germany major as the chosen language and culture major.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
50817 Audio and Music Production   8cp
50816 Audio Cultures   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
54001 Digital Literacies   8cp
50824 Songwriting and Composition for Context   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
50818 Podcasting   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
50819 Composing with Sound   8cp
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
50820 Sound Design   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
54002 Communicating Difference   8cp
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
50825 Screen Soundtrack Production   8cp
50826 Music Business and Professional Practice   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  
Spring session
50823 Sound Project   8cp
54003 Creative Entrepreneurship   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91142 Electives 48cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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