Discover the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music
The Newcastle Conservatorium of Music celebrates over 30 years of music.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
Combination of Online and Face to Face
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
3 years full-time.
Combination of Online and Face to Face
Explore your full potential and fast track your music career through hands-on study at the acoustically renowned Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.
Music professionals write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions. If you've been performing or creating music, then studying a music degree at UON is an excellent way to continue your training and learn professional skills in music performance.
Learn about music theory and practice from world-class, practicing musicians and choose your specialist focus from six diverse areas of study. Our Bachelor of Music graduates are professional musicians, composers, producers, teachers and professionals in related fields.
Choose your specialist focus and enrol in courses from six diverse areas of study:
The UON music degree fosters collaboration between performance, composition and creative production students. You will benefit from studying courses in:
Final examinations can include a public recital or presentation.
For more information about this degree and our music courses, please refer to the Bachelor of Music program handbook.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Studying the Bachelor of Music at UON prepares you for a career as a professional musician, composer, songwriter, music producer, or a careers in a related field. In fact, most music professionals have done a Bachelor degree1.
The list below gives you an idea of some typical positions after completing this degree.
The following list provides some example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Music. Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.
Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Music.
Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.
When you study the Bachelor of Music at UON, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills through regular performances within the Conservatorium as well as other popular venues. Practical experiences are an integral part of your music degree and and as such we provide access to industry level facilities and resources.
We have many active music ensembles involving staff, students and the community. You can be involved in small instrumental and vocal ensembles, bands and orchestras. Ensembles generally rehearse weekly during semester and often give concerts in the Conservatorium Concert Hall as well as at local, national and international venues.
As well as offering a wide variety of performance experiences within the Bachelor of Music degree, students have the opportunity to work and perform in the community and throughout the region. This includes performances in opera; jazz and popular venues; community events; or the numerous concerts held in Newcastle and greater Hunter Region.