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Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music (BMUC)

Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
  • Springfield
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul


  • Today’s musician is no longer reliant on old structures of production and distribution, and continually evolving technologies provide opportunity for artists to develop and distribute products and services in a more viable and immediate way.
  • From digital artistic collaborations through to teaching music lessons via Skype, UniSQ’s Bachelor of Music acknowledges that today’s musician will be globally connected.
  • The degree teaches contemporary popular music but also engages technologies, particularly in recording and production, with great attention to developing a sustainable, ongoing practice for graduates.
  • Auditions are central to the application process and they provide an opportunity to find out more about each major, create rapport with our world-class lecturers and staff, as well as give you an idea if UniSQ is right for you.

UniSQ's Bachelor of Music

Helping today's musician become globally connected. Hear from our students!
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Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

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What are the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree?

The entry requirements to study a Bachelor of Music will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

At UniSQ you need to meet a minimum ATAR and assumed knowledge. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subject areas before you start your degree.

You will also be required to attend an audition/interview either on-campus or virtually and provide additional supporting information.

Did you know you may qualify for additional points to improve your Rank? Our Adjustment Factor Pathways can increase your Selection Rank, through the allocation of points in certain circumstances, such as, where you live and the subjects you’ve passed.

For further information on ATAR and assumed knowledge and supporting information, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen Bachelor of Music major.

How do I choose the right major for me?

The Bachelor of Music major that’s right for you will vary depending on your interests and goals. At UniSQ we have two different majors to choose from.

Music Practice - Enhance and tailor your existing musical skills to meet the ever-evolving requirements of a modern musician. Explore individual and collaborative music making, live and digital performance, as well as song writing, composition and musical arrangement. 

Musical Communication - Discover musical cultures and theoretical concepts which enables communication between musicians and audiences. You can also tailor your learning experience by selecting minors, electives and a second major within Creative Arts or from other disciplines. 

Continue to fine tune your skills and knowledge by using your Bachelor of Music as a stepping-stone to further studies, such as our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Is there an entry pathway if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

University pathway programs provide students with an entry point to their chosen uni degree without an ATAR score. At UniSQ our pathways accommodate different students’ needs, whether you haven’t study for some time, have completed a TAFE or VET qualification, have not completed high school or your goals have change.

We understand everyone’s journey to university is different. That’s why we offer the following pathways to study our Bachelor of Music.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need. 

What can you do with a Bachelor of Music?

Opportunities for Bachelor of Music graduates exist in a variety of settings. You could enjoy an exciting career in roles such as:

  • performer
  • singer-songwriter
  • music teacher/private tutor
  • studio owner/operator
  • music venue manager
  • commercial songwriter
  • music journalist
  • recording artist.

By studying a Bachelor of Music at UniSQ you will not only enhance your musical knowledge and technique, but also gain valuable transferable skills that can be applied to many different jobs, including: 

  • adaptiveness
  • communication
  • organisation
  • memory
  • teamwork
  • critical thinking. 
Can I study a Bachelor of Music online?

Yes you can! UniSQ’s Bachelor of Music allows you to fit study into your life – from anywhere around the world. As an online student, you’ll receive the same level of support as an on-campus student. The only difference is you’re in control of when, where and how you learn.

  • Did you know you can adjust your subject enrolment to meet your needs? Take one subject at a time, study over summer, or take extra courses when life allows it. 
  • We have over 40 years’ experience delivering flexible university courses.
  • Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online
  • Access your course study materials online, including, weekly modules, readings, assessment information, podcasts and audio files. 
Why study a Bachelor of Music at UniSQ?

Gain a strong start to your career in music with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Music.

  • Our teaching staff are experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds, so you will be learning from leaders in the industry.
  • We are #1 in QLD for social equity and first generation students* 
  • UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for student support and graduates starting salaries* 

    * Good Universities Guide, 2023.