Bachelor of Music (Music Studies)

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

What will I study?


The Bachelor of Music program is a three-year, full-time degree that offers pre-professional music training. The 300-point program is made up of:

  • 12.5 point compulsory Level 1 discovery subject: Musical Perspectives
  • 225 points of a prescribed music major
  • 50 points of breadth
    • including at least 12.5 points at Level 2 or 3
  • 12.5 points of either elective or breadth

Course Progression Rules

Students must have completed the compulsory subject Musical Perspectives before taking Level 2 core subjects.

Students must have completed all Level 1 core subjects before taking Level 3 core subjects.

Note: Core subjects in this program have prerequisites. Refer to individual subject entries.


Students apply for and enrol in one of six majors:

  • Composition
  • Interactive Composition
  • Jazz & Improvisation
  • Musicology & Ethnomusicology
  • Music Studies
  • Performance

Students may apply to transfer between Performance, Composition, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, and Music Studies, subject to meeting entry requirements for the major.