Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Contemporary Music

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This Bachelor of Contemporary Music equips graduates for a range of careers in the music industry and reflects the diverse creative practices that are part of music-making in the 21st century. The course prepares students for a portfolio career in music - the multi-faceted career pathway that is now most common for contemporary musicians. During the course, students hone their practical, musical and musicianship skills while developing extensive knowledge across a range of contemporary music-making practices. Situated in regions with vibrant creative industries, students benefit from numerous high profile music events such as Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Falls Festival.


24 units


  • Performance
  • Songwriting and composition
  • Music education
  • Sound production
  • New media arts
  • Screen

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Coomera creative campus
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates pursue work in the entertainment industry as performers, recording and mastering engineers, recording studio managers, music event promoters, music store/franchise owners, composers for television and advertising and in other music-related businesses.

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