Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Commerce together. This double degree gives you a specialist qualification in music as well as a highly valued qualification from the UNSW Business School. Music courses provide training in one of four streams: music creative practice, musicology, sonic arts and music pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, Western and non-Western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship skills. The Commerce component allows you to design a degree that aligns with your interests and career ambitions in accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, information systems or taxation. You also have the option of designing the Commerce degree with a broader business focus through specialisations in management, international business, business economics or business law.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Strategy and Economic Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Taxation

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Dual Mode

The basic requirements for the degree in Dual mode (144 UOC) are: 1. Musicology Core (42 UOC - 7 courses) 2. Musicianship Core (24 UOC - 4 courses) 3. Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC - 8 courses) 4. Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course) 5. Stream Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses) 6. Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC - 2 courses)

Career opportunities

  • Musician
  • Arts administrator/manager
  • Arts event manager
  • Economist
  • Accountant
  • Business analyst

Assumed Knowledge


Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

96.50 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

97.00 + Audition

2018 A Levels

19* + Audition

2018 IB Diploma
2018 QLD OP

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an online assessment and audition to gain entry to a Bachelor of Music program. Online assessment and audition information and the online application form can be found on the Bachelor of Music auditions website.

Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and 2 Unit Music course, 2 or 3 Unit Extension or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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