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Bachelor of Music - CG51

Launch a successful local, national or global career in music with CQUni's Bachelor of Music. With specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting, you will graduate with the skills necessary to be an industry-ready, music professional. Our flexible and innovative degree allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music.

Study at CQUni Mackay and benefit from a comprehensive conservatoire style environment with expectations of high standards of performance, musicianship and scholarship, or benefit from the flexibility to study completely online, anywhere in Australia.  

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

16/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Mackay

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument, voice or composition portfolio.

CRICOS

069478C

The Bachelor of Music is designed to provide specialist training in Jazz and Popular Music or Performance. Benefit from hands-on experience that is combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. This challenging and exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences and you will benefit from the professional experience you will gain by performing in various university, community and professional settings.

During your studies, you will be involved in a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians.

You will benefit from hands-on experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. On completion of the course, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to be successful in your chosen career.

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units 4

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 units. These include four core music units and a specialisation. Under the specialisation, 20 units need to be completed for this course.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

YOUR CHOICES
Whether you choose to teach or perform, CQUniversity’s innovative range of music-related study options are sure to meet your interests and career aspirations.
Our Diploma of Music is ideal if you are looking to enter the music industry or want to further your tertiary studies. It develops fundamental musical knowledge and performance skills. On completion, you may commence year two of the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation).

The Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) offers the chance to specialise in jazz and popular music, music studies or performance while being part of a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians. You will open the door to a range of careers in the music industry such as professional musician, recording or sound engineer, performing or recording artist or composer, and may also like to consider teaching, private studio work, and music-related careers in arts administration, communication or creative industries businesses.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
As a music student at CQUniversity, you will participate in a rigorous performance schedule in various university, community and professional settings whilst being supported by CQUniversity academic staff who are all active participants in the creative arts.

You will benefit from a blend of practice-based tuition and theory that provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge and practical experience. You will gain your confidence as a performer in a supportive and collaborative environment.


On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Mackay
Term 2 - 2022Mackay
MinorsUnitsDescription
Liberal Arts4
Music Ensemble 4
Musicology4
Music Pedagogy4
Music Performance4
Music Technology4
No information available at this time.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

For entry into this course, all applicants will be required to successfully complete an audition and interview.

Further information regarding auditions, including the audition guidelines can be found via https://www.cqu.edu.au/cqcm

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument, voice or composition portfolio.

The Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) is ideal for students considering a career in the music industry as a professional musician, recording or sound engineer, performing or recording artist or composer. Other career options include primary, secondary and tertiary teaching, private studio work, and music related careers in arts administration, communication or creative industries businesses.

not applicable

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$15,600.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$31,200.00

Please note the following important information:

»» Fees are in Australian dollars A$.

»» Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.

»» Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.

»» The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.

»» Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

»» It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.

»» The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).

»» International students holding an Australian Student Visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.

»» Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.

»» International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).For more information, please submit your enquiry at www.cqu.edu.au/international-enquire

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

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STUDY MUSIC AT CQUNI

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I wanted to improve my technique and performance level and to gain more confidence. I have gained so much more. I’ve had so many opportunities to perform and learn from amazing guest artists and our lecturers.

Yue Pheng Her

Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Popular Music)

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