As a Bachelor of Music graduate, you will be highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as a creative and flexible twenty-first century musician. Your educational experience will include exposure to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, electronic, experimental and world music. You will also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, critical listening, contemporary music-making practices, music literature and collaborative work appropriate to your field of study.
You will be admitted into a major which may include study in an instrument, music composition, recording studio and music production, electronic and experimental music, voice or composition, in either classical, popular, jazz or creative music technology strands. New in 2019, the Bachelor of Music now includes majors in popular music and creative music technology.
You may audition for more than one major or more than one instrument. However, if successful, your offer will be for only one of your auditioned areas. There may be an option after first year to divide your major between two areas through an innovative cross-study major subject to special criteria.
If you wish to study music education you will enter a teaching preparation strand in your second year. After successfully completing your undergraduate studies, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Music and be eligible to apply for a graduate entry teacher preparation program.
Should you wish to study creative music technology, you will develop a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in performing, producing, recording, and creating music and sound. You will be working to develop your artistic abilities and to apply new knowledge professionally in diverse contexts. As an aspiring composer, performer, sound designer or audio producer, you will have the opportunity to work with other Griffith Arts departments on diverse projects such as concerts, albums, documentaries, art music videos and feature films. You will study music technology applications in commercial and studio music production and recording, performance, computing, sound editing, multimedia, film, games, installation and sound composition contexts.
You will have opportunities to gain credit for project studies and music industry internships enabling you to gain invaluable experience and preparing you for a smooth transition into professional life.
Elective courses are available to deepen and broaden your musical experience. Elective study areas include: Composition; Conducting; Popular Music; Keyboard Accompaniment; Music Industry Studies; Music Literature; Creative Music Technology; Music Theory and Aural Studies; Opera and Music Theatre Studies; Pedagogy.