Bachelor of Music (BMus)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Music provides the intensive professional training required for employment in the music industry. It seeks to provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment in which all students may achieve their full potential in their chosen specialisation. It aims to develop educated, flexible and imaginative graduates who possess the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in a wide range of professional contexts. The program provides students with the option to undertake specialised study in either Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, Classical Voice, Music Composition, Musicology, Popular Music, Sonic Arts, and Music Education and Pedagogy.
All applicants must attend and pass an audition / interview and a musicianship test (except Musicology applicants, who will be required to sit the musicianship test only). Applicants may audition for more than one instrument or major.

The Bachelor of Music is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Condition of Continuing Enrolment:
Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 5.0 throughout their enrolment or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts. Re-audition to enrol in a Performance course after a break: A student who is eligible in any year to enrol in a performance course and who fails to do so, and who wishes to enrol in one of these courses in a subsequent year, will be required to re-audition and to reach a minimum standard for enrolment in the course in question before being authorised to enrol in that course.
And / Or
A student who takes leave from a performance course for one semester and is unable to show continuity of learning on their instrument may be required to re-audition on their instrument. Approval is required from the Head of Area.
Condition of Enrolment:
External performances / engagements: The Head of Undergraduate Program will determine whether students shall acknowledge the name of the School or its staff in any public performance / engagement in which they participate.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Music

There shall be a Bachelor of Music.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Music, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units.
Students must complete:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units including a course chosen from the Core Competency List to the value of 3 units
  2. Level III courses to the value of at least 24 units
  3. Sufficient courses at Level II to make the total of 72 units
  4. At least one major to the value of at least 24 units, in accordance with the requirements in the Academic Program Rules for each major
  5. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units must not include the courses in the Bachelor of Music, except for Music Internships or Music Study Tours, which can contribute to 3 units of broadening electives
  6. A minimum of 12 units at Level I before undertaking courses at Level II
  7. A minimum of 6 units at Level II before undertaking courses at Level III.

Core Courses