Course Description

The Bachelor of Music with Honours degree is a 1-year (minimum) full-time course, offering specialisations in Performance, Creative Practice and Musicology

The degree is for highly gifted musicians who seek to continue musical studies beyond the undergraduate level. The purpose of the year is to allow students to immerse themselves in one area of specialisation and determine, through the year of study, the musical future they wish to pursue. Upon completion of Honours successful students interested in pursuing a higher research degree may apply to Master or PhD study or, for practitioners keen to perfect skills and artistry, a two-year coursework Masters of Music program.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $30,450 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 68.4% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 78.5% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 69.6% (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 Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 43.4% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 33.8% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: F4D

Entry Requirements

Entry to the Honours program in Music is by formal application. Candidates are expected to have a good academic record, and to have satisfied minimum criteria by either:

  • successful completion of an undergraduate Music degree with high achievement in the area of specialisation or,
  • demonstrating equivalent professional attainment.

Application requirements

Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview. Overseas or interstate applicants may submit a certified DVD, CD or private internet link of a recorded recent performance or portfolio materials.