Studying music at the University of Newcastle gives you access to world-class facilities gaining inspiration from internationally acclaimed musicians.

Bachelor of Music

Why study with us?

Music at the University of Newcastle


The Bachelor of Music at the University of Newcastle allows you to refine your talent through high quality, hands-on training.

You will have opportunities to develop creative, practical and employable skills needed to pursue a professional career in music.

If you've been performing or creating music, then studying a music degree at the University of Newcastle (UON) is an excellent way to continue your studies and prepare for a career as a professional musician or in a music-related field.


Our Music degree is conducted over three years of full-time study or part-time equivalent, all of which is undertaken at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, located in the Civic Centre precinct of Newcastle CBD.

Within our highly creative digital spaces, you will have access to the most advanced music technology currently available.

  • Our creative production area offers 20 individual workstations equipped with Apple iMac computers, Yamaha audio interfaces and Novation keyboard controllers. These workstations provide access to an extensive collection of software to accommodate audio production, music notation, music theory, video and visualizations.
  • 3 production studios dedicated to audio recording, songwriting, film scoring and gaming.
  • 3 state-of-the-art recording studios which are networkable to our performance and studio spaces including the Harold Lobb Concert Hall which is widely regarded as one of the finest acoustic venues in Australia.

You will also have the privilege of attending concerts by a range of world class musicians who regularly visit the Conservatorium to enlighten and collaborate with our wide music community. Your hands-on study will benefit from UON's strong community, alumni and industry networks.

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Our Music staff have national and international reputations in performance, creative work, scholarly research and teaching. They are creative artists, researchers and/or performers - and sometimes a combination of the three.


If you are interested in the Bachelor of Music, you can also look at combining this degree with the Bachelor of Arts. You will be able to complete two degrees in just four years, when studying full-time. To learn more about our combined degree program please visit the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts degree page.

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