Bachelor of Music

Discover our majors and learn about your future as a student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, part of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne.

Find your artistic voice

Be inspired to be brave and take creative risks through our immersive and practical curriculum, led by internationally renowned teachers and performers who'll guide and develop your potential to the fullest.

Build your network

Connect with students from across the arts in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct and forge links that will help you throughout your creative career.

Learn from industry-connected professionals

Enhance your musicianship or research skills under the guidance of our expert professionals with strong industry connections.

Bachelor of Music overview

Dr Nicholas Tochka, Program Director for the Bachelor of Music, gives an insight into what your student experience will be like when you study with us.

We offer a range of majors to suit your musical background, experience and goals. Whichever major you choose, you'll study in world-class facilities at the Ian Potter Southbank Centre.

All majors are now open to domestic and international applicants for Semester 1 2024 intake.

Music Studies

Develop portable, practical and collaborative skills applicable to a range of music-related careers while pursuing your individual interests.

Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Study music across diverse historical, geographical and cultural contexts with a view toward pursuing individual research.


Gain practical instruction and ensemble experience on orchestral instruments, piano, guitar and classical voice.


Develop your skills in the art and craft of writing and notating music for live performance, based in the Western art music tradition but extending beyond it.

Interactive Composition

Create music and sound for a range of contemporary media contexts and platforms in this commercially led, collaborative major.

Jazz and Improvisation

Build your creative and improvisatory skills through immersive individual, small-group and large-group performances.

Speak with course experts

Learn more about studying a Bachelor of Music. Our course experts are here to answer your questions – whether you're starting your university journey or transferring from another course.

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Access Melbourne

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