The Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) is designed to provide specialist training in contemporary, jazz and popular music, creative music technologies or music studies. You will be involved in a conservatoire style environment which offers intensive individual training with professional musicians and you will gain valuable experience by participating in a number of performances in various university, community and professional settings. This experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music gives you the knowledge and practical skills to be successful in your chosen career.
Jazz and Popular Music has a strong practical focus and enables you to develop through performance (vocal and/or instrumental), composition and arrangement.
Music Studies is a general music progam for those of you wanting to study by distance education. The program enables you to focus on the historical, theoretical and cultural contexts of western music and classical, jazz or contemporary popular music studies.
|Duration||3 years full-time; 6 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|QTAC Code||ROK: 850962, Distance: 850965|
|CRICOS||069478C - QLD|
ROK - Rockhampton
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.** Students at some locations may be required to study a number of courses via distance education (external). Elective choices may not be available at every campus. Please check the handbook for individual course availability or contact your Program Advisor for further details.
Music and theatre is an important feature of the cultural life of Australians. The industry provides a source of entertainment, employment and a creative outlet for many professional and amateur musicians, actors, dancers, singers, and directors, and is worth around $32 billion in Australia and supports approximately 474 000 jobs. You don’t have to leave Australia to develop a successful career within the music and theatre industries. From the local community hall to the world stage, Australia’s music and theatre industry is helping boost the economy, build stronger communities, nurture brilliant Australian talent and foster national pride.
With the growing demand for performing arts in the 21st century, the industry requires highly skilled and trained individuals to not only take centre stage as performers but also for careers working behind the scenes and educating our future talent. Regardless of your particular talent or passion, music and theatre offers a number of professional careers including musician, recording or sound engineer, performing or recording artist, composer, actor or musical theatre performer, director, designer, theatre technician or theatre manager, arts administration or educator.
If you’re interested in expressing your creativity and passion, a career in music and theatre may be for you.
For over 20 years, CQUniversity Australia’s music and theatre programs have fostered the inspiration, creativity and passion needed for you to lead a meaningful and successful career on both the Australian and international stages.
Specialisations available include Jazz and Popular Music or Music Studies. Delivered in a supportive and vibrant environment of practice-based tuition and coursework, you will have just the right mix of practice and theory to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in your chosen career.
At CQUniversity, we are committed to developing your skills in the music and theatre industries. You will never be just a number or face in the crowd. You will be at centre stage where your creativity, ambition and enthusiasm will be encouraged and nurtured.
Enjoy the CQUniversity difference – practical, hands-on programs, a supportive environment, and the space and time to develop your own creativity – providing you with a portfolio of performance, skills and experience that will set you apart from the rest of the crowd.
On completing a Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) you will be able to pursue a wide variety of roles in the music industry, including:
You are required to complete 24 courses. These include two core music courses and a specialisation. Under the specialisation, 22 courses need to be completed for this program.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.