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Bachelor

Bachelor of Music (Performance/ Composition/ Musicology/ Ethnomusicology Specialisation)

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

    What will I study?

    Overview

    The Bachelor of Music program is a three-year, full-time degree that offers pre-professional music training in the following areas of study: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Jazz & Improvisation, and Interactive Composition.

    The specialisations develop technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with core studies, music electives and complementary Breadth subjects.

    The Music Performance specialisation is tailored to meet your musical interests, skills and career pathways. The specialisation centres on the study of a chosen instrument to develop the professional level skills expected of a performing artist.

    Students undertake a performance-based first year to hone music performance and applied music skills alongside historical, contextual, theoretical and aural learning. From second year your focus can remain heavily performance-based, shift to Musicology or Ethnomusicology, or you can apply for the Composition specialisation.

    Workload

    All students receive practical tuition through weekly individual instrumental, vocal or composition lessons, instrument classes, extensive solo and ensemble performance opportunities, and regular master classes with distinguished national and international artists and teachers.

    Contact hours (first year, full time): approximately 20 hours’ class time per week, plus independent rehearsal and study time.