Bachelor of Music (Composition)

  • CRICOS code: 058837J
  • VTAC code: 3800638231
  • International VTAC code: 3800638233

Where will this take me?


Whichever major you choose to pursue in the Bachelor of Music, you will enjoy a wide range of employment options in a range of different industries. Explore some of the careers our graduates have moved into after graduating below.

Careers in: Composition

The Composition major can be your pathway to a range of employment options, including:

  • Composer
  • Festival director
  • Film scorer
  • Arranger or typesetter
  • Audio technician
  • Concert music electro-acoustic sound artist
  • Music administrator
  • Music producer or sound engineer
  • Music teacher
  • Radio broadcaster or programmer.

Further study options

You have the flexibility to enter the workforce straight from your undergraduate degree, or you may choose to progress to a fourth-year Honours degree.

Honours is an intensive and highly specialised one-year program designed to draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect, allowing you to master your field of knowledge and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in music.


Danna Yun

Meet Danna Yun

In 2019, the University of Melbourne gave 30 students and alumni their first commission, to celebrate the power of artistic minds and the launch of our redeveloped Southbank campus. Here, alum Danna Yun (Bachelor of Music (PCME) 2016) talks about the making of her work Riddle for String Ensemble and what she's been doing since graduating.

Read more about Danna's experience