Course Description

Our Bachelor of Music offers courses in Contemporary Music, Creative Music, Digital Music &amp, Media, Improvised Music, and Musicology.

If you are interested in the music of today, this degree is for you.

Our four-year Bachelor of Music allows you to become a broadly educated musician, learning a range of skills in various music and arts-related contexts and professions to prepare you for a career in music.

The courses are structured to give you the flexibility to study music and a range of electives such as art, history or design. We prepare you for a variety of careers, some of which may not even exist yet.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
International Students: $39,000 per year full-time


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.3% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 72.2% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.7% (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 Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 49.2% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 29.3% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: $50,100 (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 094484G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BPMUSICM5000

Entry Requirements

To gain entry, applicants will need:

  1. An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  2. To make a course application to UAC (or direct to USyd for certain international students), and
  3. Submit a portfolio and register for an audition or interview
  4. Refer to the UAC website and the Sydney Conservatorium website for closing application dates

Applicants without an ATAR from the NSW Higher School Certificate may be granted admission on the basis of:

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