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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  • 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

2018 Lowest Rank

80.00 + Audition

2019 Guaranteed Entry

80.00 + 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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