Broaden your career prospects by studying Music and Media together.

This double degree will give you not only a specialist qualification in music, but also fundamental skills in video and sound production, screenwriting, animation and game design.

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.

The Screen and Sound Production component emphasises both theoretical and practical studies.

It gives you foundational knowledge in film and media history and theory, as well as applied skills in video and sound production.

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  • Media
  • Music

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual Mode with Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production) Because both Dual programs are internal to UNSW Arts and Social Sciences the General Education (GE) Exemption for Dual programs does not apply.

For students completing the BMus in this Dual mode, 6 UOC of Prescribed Screen and Sound Production Electives is replaced with an approved GE course to meet 6 UOC of the GE requirement. The other 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing MUSC3701 Performance Laboratory 5 with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.

NOTE: Students who select the Sonic Arts stream will take MDIA1005 Creative Sound Technologies (6 UOC) as part of their Screen & Sound Production core requirement, exempting them from MUSC2803 Creative Sound Technologies, which will be replaced by an approved GE course. The remaining 6 UOC is to be taken by replacing a Screen and Sound Production Prescribed Elective (6 UOC) with an approved GE course. This completes the 12 UOC GE requirement.

Career opportunities

  • Musician
  • Smartphone app developer
  • Interactive media designer
  • Advertising creative
  • Sound designer
  • Video and sound producer

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

85.00 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

86.00 + Audition

2018 A Levels
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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