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What will I learn?

Launch your career journey in the music industry with a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) at AIM. This course is perfect if you’re an instrumentalist or vocalist looking to take your technical, performance and musicianship skills to a professional level.

The degree combines core topics such as theory, musicianship, arts management and recording to help you develop your knowledge and technical ability.

At AIM, we recognise the variety of styles and genres within contemporary music. You’ll develop your unique sound while exploring areas of interest: songwriting, composition, second instrument studies, digital audio, and more. You’ll create and deliver major performance works, from concept to professional realisation.

You’ll become immersed in the AIM creative community with plenty of opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of talented peers. You’ll have the chance to play live and record with your fellow students.


Major study:  Immerse yourself in specialised individual lessons, group masterclasses, training and performance practice to develop your craft, culminating in a 40-minute graduation performance.

Scholarship:  Study music theory and develop a deeper understanding of your favourite musical genres.

Ensemble:  Collaborate and cultivate your skills in group jam sessions, leading to live performances.

Associated Studies & Electives:  Sharpen your focus and hone your skills through a vast array of elective choices, helping to define the direction of your career.


The modern music industry comprises many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll be able to communicate effectively as a contemporary musician and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including:

Live Performer
Music Supervisor
Private Music Tutor
Secondary Music Teacher
Session Performer
Sound Designer



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,680.00 (13,57,536) per year
AUD $74,040 for the entire course
Start date

12 September 2022


Australian Institute of Music (AIM)

Sydney Campus,

1 Foveaux Street,


New South Wales,

2010, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,680.00 (13,57,536) per year
AUD $74,040 for the entire course
Start date

12 September 2022


Melbourne Campus

120 King Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of Year 12 or equivalent. English Proficiency - IELTS 6.0 Academic.

For international students

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into our AIM undergraduate degree programs for international students:

a. i) Applicants with recent Higher Education (tertiary) study - at least 6 months full time (at Bachelor degree level or higher) from an internationally-accredited institution OR

ii) Applicants with completed secondary education matriculation in the last 2 years (NSW HSC or recognised equivalent) OR

c. Mature age applicants (21+yrs) not meeting the above criteria but with sufficient previous work / life experience deemed relevant by AIM. AND

b. Applicants obtain an English Language Proficiency IELTS accreditation score of 6.0 or higher, or failing that, have enrolled in an accredited English for Academic Purposes pathway program.