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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, ARMIDALE School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Music and Theatre







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C B Newling Centre, Armidale, New South Wales 2351, Australia

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts. Three years. Major in music. A further years leads to the degree with honours. Bachelor of Music. Three years. Studies include performance, composition, popular music, aural skills, theory, music technology and production, music history, music cultures. A further years leads to the degree with honours. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music). Four years.


Diploma programs


Diploma. Up to four years, part-time: • in Music Skills. • in Music Technology.

Institution Notes:

The University of New England can trace its history back to the 1920s. Music at the university was established in 1972. It is housed in a heritage building known as the C B Newling Centre which includes a 250-seat auditorium. There is an impressive collection of both Western and non-Western instruments, the latter including two Indonesian gamelan ensembles (slendro and degung), actively used by student groups, West African drum ensembles, Indian instruments and a variety of instruments from Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Ensembles include a West African dance workshop, medieval and renaissance workshop, and New England Taiko group. As well as holding a fine collection of standard music texts, scores and recordings, the library includes the Gordon Athol Anderson collection of research material and music relevant to medieval studies, the Manifold bequest of recorder music and Cecil Hill’s collection of photocopied Ferdinand Ries manuscripts. Many subjects are available through distance mode. The music building houses the New England Conservatorium as well as the TAFE Audio Engineering and Film and Television School programs.

Last Updated:

May 2021