Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

This program specialises in providing students with comprehensive, creatively focused music training in an online environment. Students build their creative music making skills in songwriting, composition, performance and music technology while developing a thorough knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical background of music genres via the study of musicology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies. Additionally, the program fosters advanced musical craft skills in aural and harmony. Throughout the degree students produce a creative and/or research portfolio to enable them to showcase their abilities as they transition into professional careers in the creative industries and education sectors. Graduates of the program are independent, skilled musicians who have established their own creative practices and research methodologies.


144 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units) including core units and a choice of listed and elective units.


  • Music

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • And a satisfactory written personal statement assessed by the discipline within six months prior to the date of enrolment
  • And a performing standard equivalent to Grade 6 of the Australian Music Examinations Board demonstrated via audition or music performance qualifications
  • And a music theory standard equivalent to Grade 4 of the Australian Music Examinations Board demonstrated via music performance qualification or the successful completion of a music theory test set by the Music Discipline Convenor

Study pathways

Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to continue to an honours year.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $80,640 Yes

Fee comments

Campuses: UNE Armidale (main campus).

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

Further information

Students who successfully complete the degree will be independent music practitioners who may begin work as qualified professionals in composition, arranging, performance, music production or private studio teaching. Students can also continue on to a specialised honours degree or on to various courses in education to pursue careers as school music teachers.

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