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  • Bachelor Degree 3 years; Hons + 1 year.
  • Diploma 1 or 2 years.
  • Certificate 1 or 0.5 years.
  • Tuition A$ 5,650 /semester - A$ 26,000/year
  • Work while you study.
  • Stay to work when you graduate

Music Business and Management.

  • Diploma of Music Business (1 year), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Designed to give music professionals the working knowledge to take their place in the music business industry.  It is delivered by experienced and qualified teachers who are actively involved in the music industry.

Music and Sound Production.

Careers. Tour Manager, Touring Crew member, Live Sound Engineer/Technician, Sound Studio Engineer/Technician, Theatre Audio and Lighting Technician, Radio/Television and Audio Technician.

  • Diploma of Sound Production, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. In-depth knowledge into the operational and technical aspects of the audio production industry, with particular emphasis on advanced live and studio production, system design and implementation, editing, recording, mixing, location sound and post production.
  • Diploma of Sound Production (36 weeks), Southbank Institute of Technology. Designed to focus on the technical aspects of the music industry. Gain experience in a wide range of areas, including studio recording techniques, commercial audio production using computer software and setting up PA systems at events.
  • Digital Audio with Pro Tools- short course (9 weeks), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Develop the skills required to prepare audio assets and perform basic sound editing using Avid Pro Tools.

Music Studies and Practice.

Careers. Professional Musician, Performance Artist, Composer, Performer, Entertainer, Music producer, Concert Promoter, Recording/sound engineer.

  • Bachelor of Music, The Australian National University. Majors in Music Practice and Music Inquiry (critical, theoretical, analytical and inquiry-based approaches to the interpretation and understanding of classical and popular western and non-western music).
  • Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Science (double degree), The Australian National University. Advanced Performance Specialisation available only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Music degree program and gives students the opportunity to develop their skills in solo performance to a professional level.
  • Bachelor of Music, Edith Cowan University. This course is unique in being able to offer such rich interdisciplinary routes (e.g. the Classical trombonist who takes classes in Jazz improvisation; the composer who works with dance or the Technology students who takes classes in counterpoint etc.) Specializations in: Composition and Music Technology, Contemporary Music &  Music Studies.
  • Bachelor of Music Honours, Edith Cowan University. It prepares students for entry into the music profession or as a stepping stone to further postgraduate studies in Music.
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours, Griffith University. Provides the opportunity for students to develop their specialist interests through a program of research and research training. On the basis of a successful audition, students will be admitted to one of the following specialisations: Music Studies, Performance, Advanced Performance, Performance and Pedagogy, Composition.
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Western Sydney. Takes an eclectic, modern and inclusive approach to music repertoire, performance and sound design. Develop your professional and creative potential in making and appreciating a range of different types of music.
  • Bachelor of Music (Specialisation), Central Queensland University. Designed to provide specialist training in jazz, contemporary and popular music performance, creative music technologies, classical voice, classical piano or music studies.
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours), Central Queensland University. explore and develop practical skills and techniques and build skills in the areas of independent learning, analytical thinking, research and communication in your area of interest via project-based learning.
  • Diploma of Music (1 year), Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. Designed for individuals wanting to develop contemporary performance knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the music industry.
  • Diploma of Music, Southbank Institute of Technology. Develop your practical and theory skills to take advantage of a wide range of employment options, such as a live or studio musician, music producer, MIDI programmer or film and television composer.
  • Certificate in Music Studies (1 semester), Griffith University. This is the path for you if your earlier studies in music have not been sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree program at the time of your audition. . It focuses on the development of the musical skills and theoretical background required for advanced studies in music.
  • Certificate of Music Practice (6 months), James Cook University. This is an introductory course in music fundamentals, including practical, theoretical and historical areas.

Music Education.

Careers. Actor, Singer, Performer, Entertainer, Dancer

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Major in Music Education, Edith Cowan University. Prepares students to teach music in secondary schools, and allows graduates to work as specialist kindergarten to year 6 Music Teachers. The focus of the major is classroom music teaching and students also have the option to complete a minor in Instrumental music teaching and conducting/ensemble direction.

Music Technology.

Careers. Performing musicians, Music teachers, Multimedia professionals.

  • Bachelor of Music Technology with Honours, Griffith University. Music Technology has been offered at the Queensland Conservatorium since the early 1980s. Since that time the nature of the programs have also evolved in parallel with the needs of the industry, the growth of technology and the changing face of musicianship.
  • Bachelor of Music Technology, Griffith University. Progress a thorough understanding the role technology plays in the creation of music through production, recording and performance to the course will help you apply those skills and that knowledge professionally.
  • Bachelor of New Media Arts (Music and Sound Media), James Cook University. Brings together composition, performance and the use of technology to give you the skills needed for careers in the music industry. You are able to choose from a variety of instruments and have access to a state-of-the-art recording studio.
  • Graduate Diploma of Music Technology (2 semesters), Griffith University. Professional opportunities after completion include positions in recording studios, multimedia design companies, arts organisations, sound reinforcement and touring companies, and music education organisations.
  • Graduate Certificate in Music Technology (1 semester), Griffith University. Professional, industry-targeted tertiary qualifications designed for musicians, music technologists, multimedia authors and music educators who wish to enhance their professional development in those disciplines that rely upon sound recording and production.

Music Theatre.

Careers. Actor, Singer, Performer, Entertainer, Dancer.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), Edith Cowan University. It provides technical training in singing, music skills, specific dance forms, improvisation and acting, including acting for the camera.

Popular Music.

Careers in the entertainment industry such recording studios, teaching studios, music distribution and artist and repertoire companies, as well as in the education sector.

  • Bachelor of Popular Music with Honours, Griffith University. Prepare talented undergraduate students in popular music for entry into Masters or Doctoral studies by developing popular music research skills and broadening the scope of both research method and creative practice.
  • Bachelor of Popular Music, Griffith University. Through a mix of theoretical and practical training, you will learn how to develop creativity in music technology, production, performance, song writing and the business of music.

Sound and Music Design.

Careers. Computer musicians, E-fashion designers, Electronic music composers, Information system (sonification) designers, Installation artists/sound sculptors, Interactive media artists, Mobile/smart-phone and device audio interface designers, New media artists.


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