Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099058G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

This double degree allows you to explore your passion for creative practice while also laying the foundation for a career in education. You will engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop your professional experience and academic knowledge. You will have opportunities to increase connections to industry and practicing professionals and mentors.

In this double degree students complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four and a half years. The course consists of units in fine arts and education.

In the Bachelor of Education component students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two teaching and learning discipline areas, with one teaching area based on your music major. For the other teaching area you can choose one of:

English
geography
history or
mathematics.

Our music degree prepares aspiring musicians for the rapidly changing music industry. Students are encouraged to create works across musical boundaries and strike out in new directions.

In your final year you’ll work on transdisciplinary industry-connected projects with students from other study areas in the performing arts. You can also participate in music projects which focus on artist development and music-related research.

From your first year, you’ll collaborate with students and teaching staff from across disciplines to reflect industry practice, and work on real-world projects briefed by real clients, along with career planning assistance to help you on your creative journey.

And, at the most technically advanced creative space in Australia, you can develop your creativity and collaborate and exhibit in technology-equipped spaces. End-of-year showcase events, performances and exhibitions are an important feature of all courses, and are celebrated by friends, family, industry and the arts community.

Highlights

Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time
You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
Graduate with advanced creative skills in music
Engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop professional depth and academic knowledge
Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.

Career outcomes

This double degree will prepare you to become a specialist teacher with a deep knowledge of creative practice. You can explore many career paths or use your combination of skills to develop and lead creative programs in the education sector.

In the Bachelor of Education component you will learn to innovate and incorporate digital technologies in your teaching. You will be equipped with entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills and develop the resilience and creative capabilities to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities.

Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas. You will be empowered to shape your own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, equip them for a variety of careers outside the classroom, including:

education policy and program implementation
training and development roles in private and public organisations
education and outreach roles
developing products for the education services industry
learning designer
entertainment industry roles
consultancy
education research.

Possible careers

Music Teacher
Musical Director
Musician
Secondary School Teacher
Teacher

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 31,500 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
Duration: 4.5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road
Brisbane Queensland 4059
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

English; and
at least one of Maths A, B or C

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia