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What will I learn?

Launch a successful local, national or global career in music with CQUni's Bachelor of Music. With specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting, you will graduate with the skills necessary to be an industry-ready, music professional. Our flexible and innovative degree allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music.

Study at CQUni Mackay and benefit from a comprehensive conservatoire style environment with expectations of high standards of performance, musicianship and scholarship, or benefit from the flexibility to study completely online, anywhere in Australia.

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Music is designed to prepare you for a professional career in the music industry. Offering specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting, you will graduate with the skills necessary to be an industry-ready music professional. Our flexible and innovative degree allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music. The Bachelor of Music allows you to focus your strengths and interests by pursuing minors in performance, ensemble training, music technology, musicology and music pedagogy.

During your course, you will learn foundational aspects of the language of music from western art-music tradition to contemporary popular music styles and examine the role of prominent performers, composers, lyricists, and music producers in the development of these styles. In your first term, you will engage in practical music studies focusing on foundational level repertoire and technical work in your chosen instrument, voice or composition. In your second term, you will build on your knowledge and technical skills further through a combination of theoretical and technical learning activities. Throughout your second and third years, you will continue to build your knowledge and skills applicable to modern music while studying your chosen minors in performance, ensemble training, music technology, musicology and music pedagogy.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES

Completion of the Bachelor of Music will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a:

professional musician
recording or sound engineer
performing or recording artist
composer
private music educator
educator at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels (once suitable postgraduate qualifications in education have been obtained).

Majors

  • Jazz and Popular Music
  • Music Studies
  • Performance

Which department am I in?

School of Education and the Arts

CRICOS

069478C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (16,97,497) per year
Term fee: AUD $15,600
Start date

11 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Mackay Ooralea Campus

151-171 Boundary Road,

MACKAY,

Queensland,

4740, MACKAY, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (16,97,497) per year
Term fee: AUD $15,600
Start date

11 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12. An approved university foundation studies or formal Australian Certificate IV can also be taken to meet this entry requirement. American High School Diploma - Completed High School Diploma and a SAT 1 composite score of 1050 (out of 1600) or above (Evidence based Reading & Writing; and Maths. English requirements: IELTS Academic - 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17; Pearson Test of English Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; Cambridge English: C1 Advanced , Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 162).

For international students

Year 12 studies in music or the equivalent private music study in your chosen instrument, voice or composition portfolio.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

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

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