Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

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

    Course overview

    • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students


    The Bachelor of Music provides advanced, pre-professional music training in five specialisations: Interactive Composition, Jazz & Improvisation, and Music Performance, Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology.

    These five specialisations develop technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with music core studies, music electives and complementary University breadth subjects.

    The Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) is an intensive, commercially led, collaborative music program giving you the skills required to create music and sound for a range of contemporary media contexts and platforms.

    The Interactive Composition program focuses on commercially driven interdisciplinary modes of composition, production and sound design, and may include writing music for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop songs, advertising, video games, online sites, installation art and sound design.

    You will

    • Develop a variety of creative skills, knowledge and understandings across a range of practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of interactive composition
    • Broaden contemporary musical knowledge with a focus on commercially driven modes of music and sound making
    • Create and craft new artistic work in group environments focusing on contemporary multi-modal composition including music for the moving image, theatre, dance, pop, EDM, advertising, video games and multi-media installations
    • Participate in overseas opportunities developing site-specific projects
    • Collaborate with other artists from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds to create artistic works across a range of media environments
    • Develop advanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills across contemporary sound and media contexts.

    Future pathways

    Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in music.