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 21st century musician. Your educational experience will include exposure to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary and world music. You will also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, music literature and ensemble work appropriate to your field of study.
You will be admitted to a performance study in an instrument (now including brass band instruments), voice or composition, in either classical or jazz strands.
You may audition on more than one instrument, however, if successful, your offer will be for only one of your auditioned areas. There is the 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.

You will have opportunities to gain credit for project studies and music industry internships, enabling you to gain invaluable experience and preparing you for a smooth transition into professional life.

Elective courses are available to deepen and broaden your musical experience. Elective study areas include, Composition, Conducting, Contemporary Music, Keyboard Accompaniment, Music Industry Studies, Music Literature, Music Technology, Music Theory and Aural Studies, Opera and Music Theatre Studies, and Pedagogy.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,444 total course cost.

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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

Griffith University Code: 1419