Music - XM0029

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How can you study music at Monash?

There are different ways to include music in your studies. You can audition to enrol in the Bachelor of Music, or if you’re studying another course, such as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, you can still include non-practical music units as a major, minor or elective. There’s also an opportunity to join a range of small and large ensembles, some of which require an audition.

Studying music in your Arts course

A major or minor in music allows you to develop critical, analytical and interpretive skills to investigate different areas of music, such as western art music, popular and world music. The major or minor in music within the Bachelor of Arts is available to students who have no previous music experience.

Major Focus by location
Focus Locations
Major Note Clayton
Minor Note Clayton

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.

Career options

  • Music reviewing
  • Archivist
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Arts administration
  • Marketing
  • Media and communications

Overseas opportunities

As a Monash student, you have the option of making your course an international one. The School of Music offers two Music units undertaken at overseas locations. Both units are three-week intensive practical units that explore group and solo performance, as well as the art of music practice.

"Monash is the place to be if you want to study music – if you’re just coming out of high school and you want to take that next step in your musical journey."

- James Zhong,
Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Laws