Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

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

    The experience


    Meet current student, Tilly Webb

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    Third-year student Tilly Webb explains why she chose to study Interactive Composition, and why having fingers in a lot of different pies can be the secret for composers.

    Interactive Composition was my first choice – I don't think there are too many degrees like it in Australia. There certainly weren't any in Sydney, where I come from, when I was applying. Strangely, I think what really sold me on the degree was how vague it is. I asked the lecturers who auditioned me, ‘What exactly is this course?’, and the answer was: a little bit of everything with a contemporary focus. I wasn't settled on any kind of music in particular; I wanted room to breathe and explore as many genres/ styles as I wanted. I feel this course has definitely provided that for me, while still providing resources to help refine my compositional skills.

    Tilly Webb

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    Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

    The course is taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, the proud home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    Much of the teaching, research and performance takes place in, or near, the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus. Our facilities on the University's Parkville campus, including Melba Hall, are also used for teaching, research and performances.

    While studying at the Faculty, you will have the chance to benefit from a range of partnerships and engagement activities at major arts companies in Melbourne's Arts Precinct, local and national festivals and sister institutions around the world.

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    Wilin Centre

    Situated in the heart of Melbourne's Arts Precinct, the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development provides exposure to contemporary Indigenous arts practices and supports the recruitment of Indigenous artists, academics and students.

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    IGNITELAB career development program

    IgniteLAB is a world-class professional development program that supports the development of creative entrepreneurship and enterprise skills from the first day of our students' journey so that our graduates are prepared to create their own opportunities.

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    Learn from the best

    Your teachers are practicing artists who are well-connected to the industry. They are committed to challenging and inspiring our students to become future leaders in music. The scope of scholarly knowledge and performance expertise available to our students is also frequently augmented by visits from eminent colleagues from around the globe.

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    Visiting Master teachers

    The Conservatorium has strong relationships with local and national industry organisations, creating unique opportunities for collaborative work and performance. We also regularly welcome national and international visiting artists.


    Dr Anthony Lyons