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Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Composition

Bachelor of Music in Composition

  • ID:GU610360
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$34,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$34,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$186,436.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the three-year Bachelor of Music (1419) and wish to extend their engagement with Composition rather than graduate with the three-year qualification are required to have a grade of 5 in Composition Study 3.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Music in Composition builds on the knowledge and skills you gain in the Bachelor of Music. You will develop advanced skills in composition and learn through exposure to a range of musical styles, theory and literature. With project studies and work integrated learning courses, you will gain invaluable industry and professional experience.

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Music will not be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Composition. Students wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Music in Composition should apply to transfer into the program once they complete the Bachelor of Music requirements.

CRICOS CODE:081382K

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Year 1

Course

  • Composition Study 1 (Part 1) - 1390QCM_Y1

  • Keyboard Skills (Classical Voice/Composition) - 1007QCM

  • Music Theory 1 - 1511QCM (see Note 1) (not offered from 2022)

  • Aural Studies 1 - 1611QCM (not offered from 2022)

  • Music Theory and Aural Studies 1 - 1811QCM (offered from 2022)

  • Exploring Music - 1101QCM

  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences - 5904LHS (English Language Enhancement course)

  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies

  • Composition Study 1 (Part 2) - 1390QCM_Y2

  • Music Theory 2 - 1512QCM (see Note 1) (not offered from 2022)

  • Aural Studies 2 - 1612QCM (see Note 1) (not offered from 2022)

  • Music Theory and Aural Studies 2 - 1812QCM (offered from 2022)

  • My Life as a Musician 1 - 1020QCM

  • Conservatorium Listed elective

Note 1: With the permission of the Head of Composition, a student may substitute the Contemporary Music Materials courses for Music Theory and Aural courses. The Contemporary and Standard Music Theory/Aural streams cannot be mixed. The stream must be completed in its entirety.

Year 2

Course

  • Composition Study 2 (Part 1) - 2390QCM_Y1

  • Stereo Recording and Editing - 2715QCM

  • Music Theory 3 - 2511QCM (see Note 1) (not offered from 2023)

  • Aural Studies 3 - 2611QCM (see Note 1) (not offered from 2023)

  • Music Theory and Aural Studies 3 - 2813QCM (offered from 2023)

  • Performance and Technology - 2716QCM (not offered from 2020)

  • Interactive Music - 1710QCM (see Note 2)

  • Digital Music Composition - 2717QCM

  • Composition Study 2 (Part 2) - 2390QCM_Y2

  • Conservatorium Listed elective

  • Undergraduate free-choice elective/s

  • Music and Society - 2100QCM

  • Music Literature elective

Year 3

Course

  • Composition Study 3 (Part 1) - 3390QCM_Y1

  • My Life as a Musician 2 - 2020QCM (not offered from 2021)

  • A Life in the Arts - 3022QCM (offered from 2021)

  • Conservatorium Listed elective

  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies

  • Introduction to Conducting - 2983QCM (not offered from 2021)

  • Introduction to Conducting - 3981QCM (offered from 2021)

  • Composition Study 3 (Part 2) - 3390QCM_Y2

  • Orchestration and Arranging - 2543QCM (not offered from 2021)

  • Orchestration and Arranging - 3543QCM (offered from 2021)

  • Music Literature elective (Level 3 courses or higher)

  • Undergraduate free-choice elective/s (Level 3 courses or higher)

Year 4

Course

  • Composition Study 4 (Part 1) - 4390QCM_Y1

  • Undergraduate free-choice elective/s

  • My Life as a Musician 3 - 3020QCM (not offered from 2021)

  • My Life as a Musician 3 - 4023QCM

  • Conservatorium Listed elective

  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies

  • Composition Study 4 (Part 2) - 4390QCM_Y2

  • Conservatorium Listed elective

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate composer, your career options include writing or arranging for film, plays, television, concert performance, musical theatre or in new technology multimedia.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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