Bachelor of Fine Arts - Music

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course creates an environment in which students can develop their own portfolio of skills to focus on their future careers as music professionals. It is a creative, practical course that enables musicians to create new work across musical boundaries, learn how to record and distribute their works, and market their talent. Students create new music from the first year, and can compose and present work in a wide variety of styles and contexts, both in solo or ensemble modes. They can choose pathways such as creative technologies; performing and recording new music; composing for media; and music industry management, promotion and social engagement. In their third year, students focus their practice through involvement in transdisciplinary projects, which may involve film, dance, drama, games, writing and technical production. Purpose built industry-standard music recording studios enable students to hone their skills in a professional setting, and they can highlight their work in Brisbane's live music venues.

Course Fee:

International: $99,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA); Audition


288 credit points comprising 2 core units; a Music major (14 units); a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units); plus 1 minor (4 units) or 4 electives.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Pathways to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy are available. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information:

This course has additional entry requirements. This program is not covered by QUT's OP Guarantee and Deferment Schemes. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 3 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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