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Honours

Building on a Bachelor degree, the one-year full-time Honours qualification strengthens academic ability and equips outstanding graduates to pursue further postgraduate study.

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Music Honours embraces the latest practice-led research models to facilitate research for performance students as well as more academic areas.

Areas of specialisation

  • Classical music
  • Jazz music
  • Contemporary music
  • Composition and music technology.

Staff

The Course Coordinator for Music Honours is Dr Matthew Styles.

Admission requirements

Students must demonstrate a course average of at least 70% to be considered for an Honours program, and entry is by audition and interview. Honours graduates may go on to the Master of Music and Doctor of Philosophy (Performing Arts).

Bachelor of Arts (Dance) Honours

Dance Honours gives graduates an appreciation of the art of dance within a broader, interdisciplinary context of the arts and/or sciences and the skills to articulate the significance of the original work they create.

Modes of study

  • Company Research – LINK Dance Company is a graduate dance company that is unique in Australia. For this year of postgraduate study, LINK closely replicates the range of activities experienced in a small contemporary company. Students explore diverse dance techniques and choreographic processes; and enhance skills through performance and touring in readiness for transition into the dance profession.
  • Individual Research – students master one or more theoretical approaches to analysing and creating original work in dance practice or scholarly practice; design and implement a research project; and present the results of the research in performance and/or other media and in minor thesis/exegesis.

Staff

The Course Coordinator for Dance Honours is Dr Reneé Newman.

Admission requirements

Students must demonstrate a course average of at least 70% to be considered for an Honours program, and entry is by audition and interview. Honours graduates may go on to the Master of Arts (Performing Arts) and Doctor of Philosophy.

More information

If you would like to know more about WAAPA higher degree courses, please visit the WAAPA Study areas web page.

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