Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) Course


Type of establishment : University/higher education institution
Level: First cycle
CRICO: 00213J

This course creates an environment in which students can develop their own portfolio of skills to focus on their future careers as music professionals. This is a creative and practical course that enables musicians to create new works across musical boundaries, learn how to record and distribute their works, and market their talent. Students create new music from the first year and can compose and present works in a wide variety of styles and contexts, solo or in ensembles. They can choose paths such as creative technologies; play and record new music; composing for the media; and music industry management, promotion and social engagement. In the third year, students focus their practice by engaging in cross-disciplinary projects, which may involve film, dance, theatre, games, writing, and technical production. Purpose-built, industry-standard music recording studios allow students to hone their skills in a professional setting, and they can showcase their work in Brisbane’s live music venues.


  • 288 credit points including 2 base units
  • a major in music (14 credits)
  • a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units)
  • plus 1 minor (4 credits) or 4 electives.


Standard entry requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Presumed knowledge: English, or literature, or English and literature, or English as an additional language (units 3 and 4, C)
  • Hearing

Study path

Pathways to a master’s degree in education (secondary) or a master’s degree in philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, based on completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.


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