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What will I learn?

Music’s creative and uplifting presence is essential in the lives of young people.

Great music teachers help kids express themselves, take pride in what they do and appreciate new things. They give emerging musicians the skills and confidence they need to thrive.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Music (Music Education and Pedagogy) offers music-specific education courses and a personally tailored program that suits your own areas of interest and career aspirations. You will:

build skills in your creative specialty
learn methods for vocal and instrumental coaching
explore key principles in 21st century music education
develop lesson plans based on different approaches
expand your creative abilities and musical skill set through practise teaching activities.

Where could it take you?

You could tutor in after-school programs or a private music studio. You might start a rock camp to empower young Australian musicians. Perhaps you’ll be the next red Wiggle!

Potential careers

Music Coordinator, Music Educator, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Librarian, Music Researcher, Music Therapist, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Singing Teacher, Vocal Coach, Vocalist, Instrumental Teacher, Arts Administrator, Music Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Classroom Music Teacher

Degree Structure

Students of Music Education and Pedagogy undertake core education courses in addition to courses in a secondary area of study (one of the other 7 majors offered in the Bachelor of Music).

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,58,651) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 24 July 2023


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)