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AUD36,565 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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3 years full-time.
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Explore your full potential and fast track your music career through practical and creative learning experiences in music, performance, songwriting and sound production.
Music professionals need to be able to perform, write, arrange, and produce music in collaboration with others. If you've been performing or creating music, then studying a music degree at the University of Newcastle is an excellent way to develop your professional skills and progress your pathway into the industry.
Study music and its contexts from music specialists and industry practitioners. Our Bachelor of Music graduates become performing artists, songwriters, composers, producers, teachers and take on diverse professional roles across the creative industries.
Your studies in the music degree will enable you to successfully navigate and build your career in the music industry. From 2020 focus your studies by majoring in Performance or Songwriting and Production (or both via a double major).
The University of Newcastle music degree fosters musical collaboration between performers, songwriters and producers. It also encourages engagement in live music performance and studio production through creative project-based assessment. You will have opportunities to showcase your work in a variety of venues and presentation styles, as well as collaborate on projects with peers across performance, songwriting, composition and creative production.
The degree offers a wide range of elective courses in areas suited to your own interests across the School of Creative Industries and the University. Depending on your chosen major/s, examples of what you will study include -
Students have the option of completing a single or a double major in this program. Students completing a double major can choose either a double major from the Music Major options (Double Major Pathway B); or one Music Major and one School of Creative Industries (SOCI) Major (Double Major Pathway C) from the options listed in the handbook.
The most ideal combinations of majors that reflect industry creative practice for Music Graduates are listed below:
Double Major Pathway B
Double Major Pathway C
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 the University of Newcastle prepares you for a career as a professional musician, composer, songwriter, music producer, as well as opens avenues to work in the broader creative industries. In fact, most music professionals have done a Bachelor degree.
The following list provides some examples of positions 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 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.