Study music and sound

Our Gasworks Studio is a state-of-the-art facility that enables industry-standard music writing, recording and production.

Why study music and sound 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.

State-of-the-art facilities

You'll work with the Gasworks Studio - an industry-standard studio space that lets you get experience in music writing, recording and production. You'll also work with Studio B, which is designed for sync to picture and smaller scale music production. These two fully-equipped music recording studios give you a 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 with live performances and in recording studios, with a focus on performing or producing.

You'll attend a weekly series of interactive workshops that address the principles of performance, writing and arranging music, producing music, and aspects of the music industry.

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 the development and creation of new music, as well as research related to music.

Focus on contemporary trends

Our Bachelor of Music is the only Brisbane-based music degree that focuses on contemporary music. Through our range of courses, we offer students a variety of flexible pathways to pursue their music passions.

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, such as creating new work, using digital technology and developing new interpretations of your repertoire. You'll also experience performing in a recording studio environment.

Study sound design

Our sound design course prepares you to work in audio, music, visual, online and immersive environments. It involves:

  • art
  • contemporary sonic music composition techniques
  • sound for animation, film and computer games
  • immersive soundscape design.

Graduate success

Our students have performed at numerous renowned venues, including:

  • The Zoo
  • The HiFi Bar
  • Brisbane Powerhouse
  • The Old Museum
  • QPAC
  • the Spiegeltent at Brisbane Festival.

Learn from the best

Experienced industry practitioners will conduct many of your weekly workshops throughout the courses, and our regular teaching staff are professionals in the industry who have years of experience and links with many notable organisations, including:

  • Q-Music
  • Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR)
  • APRA/AMCOS
  • Arts Queensland
  • Musiclab
  • 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.

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
  • band leaders
  • conductors
  • traditional composers, digital composers and film composers
  • educators
  • media industry specialists
  • sound and multimedia designers
  • music agents and managers
  • music publishers and directors
  • sound, audio and recording engineers
  • song writers
  • post-production specialists
  • music samplers and technologists.

Your course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course so you can become a qualified music teacher.

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    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059