Bachelor of Music

Griffith University Southbank Campus

Course description

As a Bachelor of Music graduate, you will be highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as a creative and flexible 21st century musician. Your educational experience will include exposure to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary and world music. You will also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, music literature and ensemble work appropriate to your field of study. You will be admitted to a performance study in an instrument (now including brass band instruments), voice or composition, in either classical or jazz strands. You may audition on more than one instrument; however, if successful, your offer will be for only one of your auditioned areas. There is the option after first year to divide your major between two areas through an innovative cross-study major subject to special criteria. If you wish to study music education you will enter a teaching preparation strand in your second year. After successfully completing your undergraduate studies, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Music and be eligible to apply for a graduate entry teacher preparation program. You will have opportunities to gain credit for project studies and music industry internships, enabling you to gain invaluable experience and preparing you for a smooth transition into professional life. Elective courses are available to deepen and broaden your musical experience. Elective study areas include, Composition; Conducting; Contemporary Music; Keyboard Accompaniment; Music Industry Studies; Music Literature; Music Technology; Music Theory and Aural Studies; Opera and Music Theatre Studies; and Pedagogy. My career opportunities Your career opportunities will vary depending on your chosen areas of specialisation. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Music, you will be prepared for a career as an instrumentalist or vocalist, or in many other areas. Through self-directed project work, you will transition from student to professional life while still in the supportive Conservatorium environment. You will have opportunities to refine your skills, focus and target your professional options and gain first-hand professional experience in your chosen area. You will have a clear understanding of what's required by instrumental and vocal ensembles and companies, orchestras, theatre, media, the entertainment industry and community arts. As a jazz musician, you will be equipped to work at a high professional level in jazz, musical theatre, media and entertainment. If you have trained as a composer, you may seek to establish an independent career writing or arranging for film, plays, television, concert performance or musical theatre. Increasingly, the contemporary composer works in a multimedia environment and, appropriately skilled, has opportunities in a range of creative fields in the burgeoning new technology area. If you have included pedagogy electives in your studies, you may be equipped to undertake instrumental or vocal teaching. If you complete a graduate entry teacher preparation degree following completion of the Bachelor of Music, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Queensland. Pathways to further study Approved students who gain the required GPA in the Bachelor of Music (1419) program will be eligible to articulate to the Bachelor of Music in Performance (1413) or Bachelor of Music in Composition (1414). Students who progress to complete the Bachelor of Music (3 year program) are not eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance or the Bachelor of Music in Composition. Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Music with Honours or the Master of Music Studies program.

  • Start date 25-FEB-2019
  • Duration 3 years
  • International Cost AUD $28500 per year
  • Qualification Bachelor degree
  • Study mode Full time