Bachelor of Music

Become the complete 21st century musician. Surround yourself with the finest professionals and scholars in their fields at one of the best music schools in Australia. The academic staff at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance are actively involved in the music industry, regularly performing nationally and overseas, with excellent international networks. As a result the Bachelor of Music at Monash is closely aligned to professional practice and full of opportunities to broaden your horizons.

A career in music

Music graduates work in a vast range of occupations, in the corporate and business sectors, arts industry, government and private sectors.

Many musicians work simultaneously in different roles to optimise their income stream. It is common for a graduate musician to work as a freelance performer, a recording artist, a composer for film or television, and/or a private tutor. This is why the music education offered at Monash University encompasses both specialisation and diversity. The School of Music excels in training musicians to the highest academic and professional standards.

Our music curriculum prepares students for the following areas of work:

Monash Arts has over 76,000 alumni (graduates) across the globe, and working in a diverse range of industries. To read some of their stories and get an idea of what's possible, visit the Arts Alumni Career Journey website.

Study overseas

Take master classes with top musicians, and perform at renowned venues in Prato, Italy or New York, USA. Monash music students also have a huge range of study abroad opportunities from summer and winter intensives to semester-long programs and exchange.

We have student exchange agreements with over 160 partner institutions in more than 35 countries across the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia, a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, studying a semester or two in places like Norway, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.

Industry experience

With local and international partners, apply your expertise in music to any industry. Experience working in the music industry first-hand.

Interdisciplinary research

Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia, composition, industry, performance or teaching, undertake research at an undergraduate level with the support of the Centre for Undergraduate Research Initiatives and Excellence (CURIE). CURIE provides a range of interdisciplinary research experiences that supplement your studies and expand your networks.

Double degrees

Our Bachelor of Music can also be taken as the following double degrees:

How to apply?

In addition to applying for the Bachelor of Music, you'll need to register for an audition for performance streams, or an interview with folio for composition and creative music technology applicants.

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