Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts

Why study music and arts at UON?

Two qualifications in four years

A combined degree offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

When you study the combined Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Newcastle you can pursue your passion for music and arts and complete two qualifications over four years of full-time study.

Broad study areas

The flexibility of this combined music/arts degree allows you to study areas that present the best challenges, the most interest and the greatest enjoyment. You will have the opportunity to acquire the skills of analysis, research and logic: the skills which form the basis for any successful career. You will also acquire specialised skills in music and have the opportunity to develop your performance experience to a professional standard.

Diverse careers

Professional careers in music

When you graduate with a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts degree you can pursue a range of music-related careers including some of the following examples:

  • community or private music teacher
  • composer
  • freelance musician
  • music producer (recording or mixing)
  • musical director
  • orchestra player

Professional careers in arts

The arts component of your combined music/art degree offers further scope for employment.

Depending upon your chosen major study, you may choose to build a career in:

  • business
  • government
  • management and administration
  • public relations
  • human resource management
  • marketing and teaching

Learn from industry leaders

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

Bachelor Music / Bachelor of Arts program handbook