The Music degree is your opportunity to develop your theoretical and practical skills to the highest standards in performing, composing, improvising, researching, producing and teaching. Students benefit from our creative and contemporary environment, which includes purpose-built facilities, diverse performance opportunities and courses taught by leading academics in the field. In addition to core courses in performance, musicianship and musicology – and extensive training in ensemble skills and professional practice – you will also study one of four specialist music streams: music creative practice, music inquiry, sonic arts or music pedagogy.

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Indicative Enrolments



  • Music

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Double degree options

Dual mode (144 UOC) made up of

Musicology Core (42 UOC - 7 courses)

Musicianship Core (24 UOC - 4 courses)

Performance Laboratory Core (48 UOC - 8 courses)

Stream Gateway Course (6 UOC - 1 course)

Stream Courses (12 UOC - 2 courses)

Prescribed Music Electives (12 UOC - 2 courses)

Dual mode is available in 3446 Music/Education (Secondary), 3452 Music/Arts, 3457 Music/Science, 3458 Music/Advanced Science, 3766 Music/Engineering (Honours), 3460 Music/Commerce, 3463 Music/Media (PR & Advertising), 3464 Music/Media (Screen & Sound Production), 3465 Music/Media (Communication & Journalism) and 4774 Music/Law.

Career Opportunities

  • Musician
  • Studio and classroom teacher
  • Arts administrator/manager
  • Arts event manager
  • Arts advocate
  • Arts journalist
  • Sound designer
  • Roles in the music-recording and film industries

Entry requirements

2019 Lowest ATAR 1


2019 Lowest Selection Rank 2


2020 Guaranteed Entry 3

80.00 + Audition

2019 A levels 4

13 + Audition

2019 IB Diploma 5

29 + Audition

2019 QLD OP 6

10 + Audition

1. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

2. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

Information on how A levels are calculated can be found here.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

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, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders 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.

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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Indicative First Year Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 1

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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