Course Description

A Bachelor of Creative Arts at UOW encourages you to immerse yourself creatively, critically and practically. The Creative Industries is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic sectors in the world.

The study of music integrates physical, intellectual and emotional aspects, including instrumental or vocal performance, composition, music production and recording, history and theory. This degree offers a deeper understanding of how music works, as well as the skills to develop as a creative practitioner and prepare for a career in the arts.

This is a versatile, hands-on degree that prepares you for a career in the global creative industries. With a strong focus on contemporary music practice, this major combines performance, composition and both electronic and acoustic media so you can build your skills and expertise across three interrelated areas: music studio, audio production and critical studies in music.

What you will study
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music) involves study of theory and practice-based work. You will develop your own style and identity through creative processes, conceptual skills and applying your knowledge into practice, independently and collaboratively with students and staff from other creative disciplines. Beyond that you will build specialised technical skills, and a clear grasp of how your own practice relates to the wider music community.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $26,832 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 76.5% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 82.4% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.8% (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 Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 50.6% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 35.7% (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: 081897E
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 840_2

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 61
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 74
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 96
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 70