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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
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2016 February
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code022140F
  • 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

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

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When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

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Additional entry requirements


  • Successful audition; and
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or comparable qualification.

Closing date

There are no closing dates for international applicants. We encourage you to apply as soon as you decide on the course you wish to study, to help you with visa requirements.

Application checklist

Please send the following documents along with your F Form to QUT. You may post or e-mail your application.

  • All documents requested on the F Form
  • A resume or curriculum vitae, no more than two pages
  • Evidence of your highest musical qualification (e.g. AMEB theory examination results, review of performances, etc)
  • If presenting recorded pieces, written notes explaining your role in the creation, how you created and your aims in creating the recorded piece/s
  • A YouTube link/DVD of your audition submission and video statement if you are unable to attend an audition

Please send copies only – documents will not be returned.

Music Audition Preparation

Audition preparation information is available here.

Audition locations and dates

International applicants are encouraged to attend an audition. Auditions will be conducted from Monday 28 September to Wednesday 30 September 2015 at M Block, Ring Road, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus. Please nominate your preferred date on your application. Applicants who are unable to attend an audition can submit an audition submission and video statement.




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.

2016: $12,500 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Additional costs

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

Additional course costs

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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How to apply for Bachelor of Music

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  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

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