Undergraduate study in Music

What can you study in Music?

Increase your musical knowledge and analysis, learn about the history of music, and explore music technology. You can gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Western musical techniques and styles. You can study the fundamental skills of harmony, counterpoint, aural and keyboard skills and analysis.

If you wish to study performance or composition, a Bachelor of Music provides a comprehensive music education for aspiring musicians.

Undergraduate study in a Bachelor of Music

Find out about what you can study at an undergraduate level in your Bachelor of Music (BMus).

To study performance, view the Creative Practice specialisations:

Conjoints

Undergraduate study in a Bachelor of Arts major in Music

If you are beginning a BA in 2018 or later

You can take a major in Music as one of your two BA majors (a double major). Complementary BA majors with Music could be Anthropology or Drama. If you wanted to add another dimension to your studies, you could choose your second major from any other BA subject, such as Art History or Media, Film and Television. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Music. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Music