Course Description

This program structure applies to students commencing in 2019. If you commenced prior to 2019 please consult the Handbook for the year in which you started.

This double degree Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Media (Communication &amp, Journalism) [BMus BMedia(C&amp,J)] is a five-year program (full-time) that offers intensive pre-professional training in one of four streams: Music Creative Practice, Musicology, Sonic Arts and Music Pedagogy. All streams are supported by a variety of large and small, western and non-western music ensembles as well as extensive opportunities for developing musicianship skills.

An Advanced Entry Scheme is available to suitably qualified applicants. Students admitted into the advanced entry scheme may receive a block credit of up to 36 UOC in Level 1 music courses.

The Bachelor of Media (Communication &amp, Journalism) component is structured to offer a philosophical and cultural foundation in the media studies core as well as conceptual and practical skills in communication and journalism.

This double degree provides graduates with great opportunities to work across a wide range of communication disciplines and fields.


5 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 57.9% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 68.9% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 60.4% (national average 75.3%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of New South Wales (UNSW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.1% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 14.3% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083247A
University of New South Wales (UNSW) Code: 3583

Entry Requirements