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Bachelor of Music (Composition)
Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

  • ID:UoM6110010
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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Fees (AUD)

* Indicative first year fee AUD$32,296 - $35,040

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • TOEFL (paper-based): total score of at least 577 with a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • Please note that we don't accept the revised TOEFL paper-delivered test.

  • TOEFL (internet-based): total score at of least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening. To submit your scores when you apply, use our TOEFL Institution Code: 0974.

  • IELTS: total score of at least 6.5 in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

  • Pearson Test of English: overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

  • Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Cambridge English Score of at least 176 with no skill below 169.

  • C2 Proficiency (previously called Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) examination): Cambridge English Score of at least 180 with no skill below 180.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Music provides advanced training across a variety of musical disciplines. Students major in Composition, Interactive Composition, Jazz & Improvisation, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Music Studies, or Performance.

The program develops technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with music core studies, music electives and complementary breadth subjects.

The focus of the Composition major is to develop the art and craft of writing and notating music for live performance, based in the Western art music tradition but extending beyond it while fostering the emergence of your individual compositional voice.

You will

  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of music

  • Broaden their musical knowledge across a range of styles and repertoire

  • Develop advanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving through regular practical activities and theoretical studies

  • Participate in performance and academic activities

  • Have opportunities for solo and ensemble performances

  • Have access to a wide range of invaluable career experiences at a local or international context.

CRICOS Code:  058837J

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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

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Composition major can be your pathway to a range of employment options, including:

  • Composer

  • Festival director

  • Film scorer

  • Arranger or typesetter

  • Audio technician

  • Concert music electro-acoustic sound artist

  • Music administrator

  • Music producer or sound engineer

  • Music teacher

  • Radio broadcaster or programmer.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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