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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Music provides advanced, pre-professional music training in five specialisations: Interactive Composition, Jazz & Improvisation, and Music Performance, Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology.

These five specialisations develop technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with music core studies, music electives and complementary University breadth subjects.

The Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) is an intensive, commercially led, collaborative music program giving you the skills required to create music and sound for a range of contemporary media contexts and platforms.

The Interactive Composition program focuses on commercially driven interdisciplinary modes of composition, production and sound design, and may include writing music for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop songs, advertising, video games, online sites, installation art and sound design.

You will

  • Develop a variety of creative skills, knowledge and understandings across a range of practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of interactive composition
  • Broaden contemporary musical knowledge with a focus on commercially driven modes of music and sound making
  • Create and craft new artistic work in group environments focusing on contemporary multi-modal composition including music for the moving image, theatre, dance, pop, EDM, advertising, video games and multi-media installations
  • Participate in overseas opportunities developing site-specific projects
  • Collaborate with other artists from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds to create artistic works across a range of media environments
  • Develop advanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills across contemporary sound and media contexts.

This specialisation works closely with all other disciplines within the Faculty and across the University and focuses on commercially driven cross-art modes of composition – for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop music, advertising, video gaming, online sites, installation art and sound design.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

CRICOS

058837J

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,912.00 (US$ 22,782) per year
Indicative first year fee: AUD $33,912 - AUD $36,328 ; Indicative total course fee: AUD $105,852 - AUD $114,652

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

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Southbank Campus

234 Street Kilda Road,

SOUTHBANK,

Victoria,

3006, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a Melbourne undergraduate degree, you'll need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: Complete the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an equivalent qualification to Australian Year 12.To entry scores for the USA High School Diploma GPA 3.0, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6. English language requirements: TOEFL - Paper based test - a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English. Internet based test - a score of 79 and scores of: Writing: 21, Speaking: 18, Reading: 13, Listening 13. IELTS (Academic) - an overall band score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) - overall score of at least 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - A Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

For international students

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

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

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