Bachelor of Music

Find your rhythm  

Music is a gift to be cultivated and nourished in society. It broadens our understanding and appreciation of the world.

Musicians are hard-working, creative, collaborative, analytical and empathetic. They are passionate, and understand the innate value of their work.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Music welcomes you into a fun and challenging community. Depending on your interests, you’ll get chances to:  

  • work with international performers, teachers and guest artists
  • compose, record, mix, master and produce sonic projects
  • understand the music industry and issues shaping it
  • explore cultural, historical and stylistic aspects of Western and non-Western music
  • receive intensive professional training and one-on-one tuition
  • perform in musical theatre productions.

We offer unique specialisations in:

  • Classical Voice
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education and Pedagogy
  • Music Performance – Classical
  • Music Performance – Jazz
  • Musicology
  • Popular Music & Creative Technologies
  • Sonic Arts

Where could it take you?

Our graduates go on to all sorts of exciting music careers. You could travel the world as an orchestral musician. You might compose film scores or video game soundtracks. Perhaps you’ll grace the stage as an opera singer, or review concerts and interview artists as a music journalist.

Please note: This degree program contains some courses with practical elements where on-campus attendance is required.  If you are student in this program and unable to attend campus, please contact the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics for enrolment advice.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 324901
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SATAC Code: 324901

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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $7,990

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Music Educator, Music Festival Director, DJ, Songwriter, Sound Artist, Sound Engineer, Vocal Coach, Vocalist, Instrumental Teacher, Accompanist, Jazz Musician, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Teacher, Music Technologist, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Opera Singer, ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Areas of Specialisation

  • Classical Voice
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education and Pedagogy
  • Music Performance – Classical
  • Music Performance – Jazz
  • Musicology
  • Popular Music
  • Sonic Arts

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Related Degrees

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022