Undergraduate qualifications in Music

Bachelor of Music (MusB)

Compulsory courses

Compulsory core courses in the Bachelor of Music total 90 points – 60 points at 100 level, 30 points at 200 level, and 30 points at 300 level These courses include three courses on musicianship and theory, a course on sound technology, a world music course and a music history course] and an innovative course on community music ]; students complete the degree with a Capstone Project:

It is envisaged that students will complete these courses over two years, although some may choose to do one or more of the advancing courses in their first year of study.

Music specialisations

Students will select one of four majors: Composition, Creative Music Technology, Music Studies, or Performance.

In the Composition major, students focus on developing their own creative voice as a composer and can work across multiple genres and styles, ranging from contemporary art music to popular styles and music for film and video games.

Our Creative Music Technology major is all about creating music using a variety of digital and studio-based music technologies. Creative Music Technology students will study the foundations of acoustics, studio technologies, the latest trends and techniques in digital music making, and learn how to apply these in a creative context.

The Music Studies major is the most flexible major, and students who enter the degree planning a performance or composition major to switch majors as late as the end of their second year if they wish.

The Performance major develops students’ performance (solo and ensemble) skills in one or two instruments (and/or voice); options are available in both classical and contemporary performance.

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Applications close
20th September 

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The BA in Music gives you more flexibility to combine Music with other Arts subjects. BA students who major in Music can choose from a wide selection of Music courses. The full range of elective courses, including Performance, is available to all BA students majoring in Music.

Find out more about general course and examination regulations, requirements and structure for the Bachelor of Music.

More information

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