Study music

Our Skyline Studios are state-of-the-art facilities that enable industry-standard music writing, recording and production.

Why study music at QUT?

  • Engage in an innovative learning environment that helps you identify your individual artistic identity.
  • Acquire the creative and practical skills you'll need to realise your artistic vision.
  • Build experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects.

Short courses and professional development

State-of-the-art facilities

You'll work at Skyline Studios - an industry-standard studio space where you'll build experience in music writing, recording and production. These six fully equipped music recording studios, located in our Creative Industries Precinct, give you the chance to hone your skills in a professional setting.

Hands-on experience

Throughout our music courses, you'll be inspired to collaborate with like-minded people on a variety of creative and industry-focused projects. You'll work in a range of creative environments, with a focus on writing, performing or producing new music.

You'll learn how to use technology to create, record, distribute and market music. As your study progresses, you'll have opportunities to perform in Brisbane's live music venues.

Our Independent Music Project (IMP) focuses on artist development, as well as research related to music.

Focus on contemporary trends

Through our range of courses, we offer a variety of flexible pathways for you to pursue your music passions in the contemporary music scene. You'll have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, in projects that involve students from dance, fashion, film, games, IT, health, visual design and entertainment. Creative projects, including transdisciplinary projects, play an integral role in our undergraduate programs.

Produce music

If production is your passion, you'll focus on creating new music using songwriting, studio recording, sequencing, digital processing and writing for voice with acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments.

Perform music

If you're interested in performance, you'll focus on developing your unique performance style, by creating new work, using digital technology and developing new interpretations of your repertoire. You'll also experience performing in a recording studio environment and a variety of live settings.

Compose for media

If your passion is making music for film, television, games or any other transdisciplinary media environment, you'll have the opportunity to work with students in those disciplines as our music studies are based in our Creative Industries Precinct, alongside film, television, new media and animation.

Graduate success

Our successful graduates work in internationally renowned venues and studios, and across media in film, games and television. Our graduates include:

  • Ball Park Music
  • Hannah Morrison
  • Huntly
  • Tom Hunt
  • Konstantin Kersting
  • Gabriella Cohen
  • Cub Sport
  • The Belligerents
  • Grand Pavilion
  • David Williams.

Learn from the best

Experienced industry practitioners mentor students through our courses. And our regular teaching staff are professionals in the industry who have many years of experience and strong links with:

  • Q-Music
  • Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)
  • APRA/AMCOS
  • Arts Queensland
  • Creative Media Warehouse
  • ITC Software development
  • MGM Distribution
  • Island Music
  • Sony
  • Music Sales.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Turn your creative interests and professional expertise into a postgraduate research degree to master new techniques, skills and research methods. Complete your research as either a thesis or a practical industry-focused creative work, with a written component.

By adding a graduate-entry teacher-education course to your music degree, you can become a qualified music teacher.

Career outcomes

Our graduates work in a broad range of live, recording and multimedia environments as:

  • performers and musicians
  • sound and music producers
  • developers of music software and games
  • DJs
  • private instrumental music teachers
  • music directors
  • traditional composers, digital composers and film composers
  • educators
  • media industry specialists
  • sound and multimedia designers
  • music agents and managers
  • music publishers
  • sound, audio and recording engineers
  • songwriters
  • post-production specialists
  • music samplers and technologists.

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Contacts

Creative Industries Faculty

  • Postal address:
    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059