Course Description

As a Bachelor of Music graduate, you will be highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as a creative and flexible twenty-first century musician. Your educational experience will include exposure to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, electronic, experimental and world music. You will also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, critical listening, contemporary music-making practices, music literature and collaborative work appropriate to your field of study.
You will be admitted into a major which may include study in an instrument, music composition, recording studio and music production, electronic and experimental music, voice or composition, in either classical, popular, jazz or creative music technology strands. New in 2019, the Bachelor of Music now includes majors in popular music and creative music technology.
You may audition for more than one major or more than one instrument. However, if successful, your offer will be for only one of your auditioned areas. There may be an  option after first year to divide your major between two areas through an innovative cross-study major subject to special criteria.
If you wish to study music education you will enter a teaching preparation strand in your second year. After successfully completing your undergraduate studies, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Music and be eligible to apply for a graduate entry teacher preparation program.
Should you wish to study creative music technology, you will develop a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in performing, producing, recording, and creating music and sound. You will be working to develop your artistic abilities and to apply new knowledge professionally in diverse contexts. As an aspiring composer, performer, sound designer or audio producer, you will have the opportunity to work with other Griffith Arts departments on diverse projects such as concerts, albums, documentaries, art music videos and feature films.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,500 per year full-time, $88,500 total course costCommonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $19,698 total course cost
International Students: $29,500 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.9% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 78.5% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 78.3% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 52.1% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 27.8% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $45,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 081380A
Griffith University Code: 1419

Entry Requirements