Music Studies, Major (0343)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0343

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

The Music Studies major complements the core Bachelor of Music subjects to cover the four key areas of performance, composition, music production and musicology. The major includes subjects which explore cultural and intercultural contexts of music practice, while all subjects work alongside core creative and theoretical subjects towards practical applications in the capstone Intercultural Music Project.


Campus Mode Advice
Kingswood Campus Internal

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
PERF 1010 Music Performance 1 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
PERF 1012 Music Performance 2 10
PERF 1025 Sound Design  
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Autumn session
PERF 2028 World Music 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
PERF 3032 Music and Cultural Frameworks 10
PERF 3031 Arranging Music 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
PERF 3013 Music and Analysis 10
 Credit Points10
Spring session
PERF 3029 Intercultural Music Project  
 Credit Points0
 Total Credit Points60