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  • Study current issues in music and sound practice.
  • Develop practical skills in music and sound production.
  • Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.
  • Choose independent study options where you can design and implement new creative work.
QTAC course code421512
QUT course code KM32
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2017 February

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 022140F
  • Band Leader
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • D.J
  • Digital Composer
  • Educator
  • Film Composer
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Music Agent/Manager
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Sampler
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Technologist
  • Musical Director
  • Musician
  • Post-production specialist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Song Writer
  • Sound and Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound/Audio Engineer

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QUT’s Bachelor of Music degree prepares aspiring musicians for the rapidly changing music industry. Students are encouraged to create works across musical boundaries and strike out in new directions.

If production is your passion, you will focus on creating new music and developing skills in songwriting, studio recording, sequencing, digital processing and arranging for acoustic, electric and digital instruments.

If you are interested in performance, you will focus on developing your unique performance style and artistic voice, creating new work, using digital technology and interpreting a range of repertoire, as well as gaining further experience performing in recording studio contexts.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s Bachelor of Music degree offers an innovative learning environment that will help you develop your individual artistic identity and acquire the creative skills to realise your vision.
A key element of the course is a series of regular workshops that address principles of performance, writing and arranging, production and the music industry. Experienced industry practitioners conduct many of these workshops. 
Our teaching staff have professional links with Q Music, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association, APRA/AMCOS, Arts Queensland, Creative Media Warehouse, ITC Software Development, 
MGM Distribution, Island Music, Sony, Music Sales and many more. 
The degree features an emphasis on creativity and original music, and you will be encouraged to explore new connections with different styles and genres. Our industry-standard recording studios will enable you to hone your skills in a professional setting. You will be inspired by collaborating with like-minded people on various projects while finding new ways to develop your own artistic vision.
You will experience both live and recording studio environments, whether your focus is as a performer or producer. You will learn how to use technology to create music, record and distribute your works, and market your talent. As the course progresses, you will be given opportunities to launch your career through public performances in Brisbane’s live music venues. Music students have presented live performances in venues such as The Zoo, The HiFi Bar, Brisbane Powerhouse, The Old Museum and QPAC, as well as at the Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent.

Career outcomes

Graduates work in a broad range of live, recording and multimedia environments as performers, producers, composers, developers of music software and games, DJs and private instrumental music teachers.
This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course which enables you to become a qualified teacher*. There are also pathways available for honours and professional or research postgraduate studies.
* Entry to graduate-entry teacher education courses usually requires that you have studied a range of units in a different subject area to the main focus of your degree. This forms the basis of your second teaching area. Check the entry requirements for specific teaching courses at


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Music

Your course

Year 1
  • overview of contemporary developments in music, sounds and musicianship skills
  • develop your skills in music technology and software
  • intensive music studio experience
  • progress your skills in presentation, music and sound performance
  • identify your creative direction

Year 2

  • develop a unique set of crossover musical skills
  • study creative performance and/or music and sound production
  • undertake an intensive project-based program
  • develop your focus as an artist or creative producer
  • be mentored by staff and industry professionals
  • electives available across other disciplines
Year 3
  • showcase yourself to industry with public performances and creative production opportunities
  • learn how to promote yourself and organise events
  • collaborate on projects with other creative artists, producers and industry organisations
  • understand the structure of the music industry and current issues
  • engage in real-world learning projects like Indie 100 (visit
  • personalise your studies through elective units

Entry requirements


Successful audition

Key Dates

Application guide for 2017 applicants

  1. Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF)  undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an I Form or CM Form as appropriate.
  2. Complete the QUT Online Registration Form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.
  3. Pay the non-refundable $65 service fee via QUTPay. Applicants seeking admission assistance via QUT’s Q-Step and/or Oodgeroo schemes are exempt from the service fee.
  4. Attend your nominated audition.

Please note: Registering with QUT is separate and in addition to listing the course as a preference with QTAC. To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to do both. All above steps must be completed to be considered for a place in the course. The audition process is managed by CIF. All offers for the course will be made through QTAC or QUT Student Business Services (for current CIF undergraduate students only).

Music audition preparation

Music audition preparation 

Audition locations and dates

QUT, Brisbane

  • Tuesday 27 and Thursday 28 September, 2016 at Level 5, Building Z9, Creative Industries Precinct 2, cnr Musk Avenue and Kelvin Grove road, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus.

Audition times are selected as part of the QUT Online Registration Form process. The time and date of your audition cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances. Applicants who live in a remote area and cannot attend an audition can submit an audition submission and video statement via YouTube when completing the QUT Online Registration Form

If you do not attend your audition you cannot be considered for a place in the course.

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants. All offers for the course will be made through QTAC or QUT Student Business Services if you are a current CIF undergraduate student.


Please contact CIF by:


Phone: 3138 8114



Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.


2017: CSP $3200 Per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2016: CSP $3,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

Additional costs

You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.

Additional course costs

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments


How to apply for Bachelor of Music

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.

  4. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  5. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 421512 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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