Bachelor of Music

Excelsia College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 02664K

This program provides students with the conceptual, creative, technical, artistic and analytical training required to become well-rounded musicians with diverse capabilities who are able to work in a range of professional environments from solo, chamber and ensemble performance spaces to professional, community and church organisations, and to teach in private studios or, with further training, schools. Performance studies embrace a range of musical genres, and include expert individual tuition on the major instrument and a second instrument of choice, with regular solo and ensemble performance opportunities. Private tuition is provided in voice, piano, guitar and all instruments of the orchestra. Specialist studies are supported by extensive music analyses, advanced aural discrimination, thoughtful conceptual and emotional responses, and broad engagement with the context in which the music is produced, and are layered with exploration of a Christian worldview that supports personal and professional ethics and social responsibility. Professional musicians today typically organise their careers around some combination of 'traditional' music work integrated with a range of self-management, self-promotion and self-production activities.


The Bachelor of Music comprises performance studies (including regular solo and ensemble performance and critique, technical examinations and two public recitals), music theory and analysis, composition, aural and keyboard studies, music pedagogies, music business, and a coverage of contemporary technologies (including programs, software and recording). The course also includes studies encouraging the integration of faith and values with professional life.


  • Music-performance

Standard entry requirements

  • NSW HSC or equivalent
  • Interview
  • Audition demonstrating performance level on major instrument equivalent to HSC Music 2 or AMEB Grade 6 (instrumental) or Grade 4 (vocal), and musical knowledge equivalent to HSC Music 2 or AMEB Grade 5 Musicianship.

Study pathways

Credit is awarded for equivalent previous studies and/or demonstrated equivalent prior learning. Graduates may seek admission to postgraduate courses in music, music education and music therapy in Australian and overseas universities. The Bachelor of Music provides a pathway into teaching - completion of a graduate teaching qualification enables candidates to teach in Australian government and independent primary and secondary schools.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Park International: $56,490 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 9 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Macquarie Park.

FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy are available to eligible students. Entry scholarships awarded for exceptional musical abilities as demonstrated by audition.

Further information

Entry scholarships are awarded for exceptional musical abilities as demonstrated by audition.

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