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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Music is grounded in the vibrant cultural community that is the University of Tasmania's Conservatorium of Music. As the University's premiere music degree, you can expect an exciting diversity of experiences, creative partnerships and facilities designed to prepare you for life as a professional musician or related artistic career.

Explore music composition, song writing, performance or music technology across a wide range of styles with the University of Tasmania’s premiere music degree. Combine subjects to increase your music versatility and career opportunities.

Experience one-on-one tuition in many specialisations of this degree and build closer relationships with staff, students and industry professionals. Be a part of Tasmania’s intimate and internationally recognised creative community.

Music is about expression and artistry, but it is also about discipline and preparation. Whether your instrument is cello, voice or technology; your style jazz, hip-hop or classical; your music improvised, standards or remixes; our courses will have you performing and exploring historical music contexts in multiple ensembles.

The Conservatorium of Music not only provides world-class staff, facilities, study and performance opportunities, but the personal attention and incredible working relationships that are only possible in a smaller institution.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BMus Year 3 (AQF Level 7) will be able to:

Demonstrate facility and a broad understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more areas of music through:

Practical application of specialist music knowledge; and
Maintaining a creative and/or scholarly practice with some autonomy, and/or in collaboration with others.

Critically analyse, synthesise and adapt well-developed knowledge and skills, with some intellectual independence, to define and resolve complex problems associated with one or more areas of music.
Contextualise and clearly articulate a broad understanding of their own and others' artistic practice with well-developed knowledge in some areas by:

Clearly and coherently communicating through a range of modes, relative to context and audience; and
Synthesising ideas and practice with reference to past and present musical styles.

Undertake creative inquiry using appropriate methods to:

Present new, improvised, interpreted or re-imagined artistic musical works; and/or
Plan and execute a piece of original music-related scholarship with some independence.

Career outcomes

As a Bachelor of Music graduate you will have the academic, creative and physical skills to make a significant impact on the ever increasingly demand-driven internationally music market. Find life-long engagement in music sharing the stage or studio with world-class musicians in bands, ensembles or orchestras around the world.

While the majority of graduates enter jobs related to music, these careers are incredibly diverse and often completely new. Musicians by and large are entrepreneurial. Create new forms of music and artistic expression, collaborate across industries to solve problems, or inspire and engage the next generation of musicians.

Artist manager
Audio engineer
Band leader or director
Digital media
Electronic producer

Film & television composer
Media & advertising
Music historian
Music journalist
Music teacher
Orchestral or ensemble player

Radio programming
Recording artist
Recording engineer
Session musician
Song writer
Sound designer

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education



Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$32,950.00 (17,71,505) per year
AUD $102,350 for the entire course

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

Start date

11 July 2022


University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,



7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts with Honours requires: Completion a Bachelor of Arts, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution with a weighted average of 70% or higher, in the 200 and 300 level units forming a major in the proposed Honours discipline of study.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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

Pathways options

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

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  • Highly ranked for sustainability
  • Excellent support services for international students