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Bachelor of Music | Make Music where Music is being Made

Students inside the Recording Suite at the Hedberg, Hobart.

Explore music composition, songwriting, performance or music technology across a wide range of styles, and combine subjects to increase your versatility and career opportunities.

Course options

Diploma of Music

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
The Hedberg (Hobart)

Bachelor of Music

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent1
The Hedberg (Hobart) CRICOS 002715D

Eligibility: Audition and interview | Audition Information guide (PDF 3.1 MB)

Take part in internationally acclaimed festivals, and engage with professional musicians through partnerships with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, visiting artists, and more.

Experience one-on-one tuition in many streams and build closer relationships with staff, students and industry. Be a part of Tasmanian’s intimate and internationally recognised creative community.

With the construction of the Hedberg — a $96 million world-class performing arts centre and new home for the Conservatorium of Music — due to open in 2020, now is the time to begin your music degree at UTAS.

Whether your instrument is cello, voice or a computer; your style jazz, hip-hop or classical; your music improvised, standards or remixes; expect to perform in and explore music history through multiple ensembles.

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Please note the information on this page does not apply to international students.

Course Structure

Your Bachelor of Music degree is structured around the stream (or area of music specialisation) that you successfully audition for. These include Classical Composition, Classical Music Performance, Commercial Music Creation, Jazz and Popular Music Performance, Music Technology, Musicology, Songwriter, Dual Practice, or Broad Practice.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Music, you will need to successfully complete 24 units consisting of one Music Practice major (eight units), one minor (four units), Degree Core Knowledge (eight units) and Experience and Engagement (four units).

Let’s pretend you want to study the Jazz and Popular Music Performance stream. You’ll undertake a major in Jazz and Popular Music Practice and the corresponding minor in Contemporary Techniques, together with the Degree Core Knowledge units which all Bachelor of Music students study. You are also interested in exploring areas such as live sound and studio recording with your Experience and Engagement units.

Here is how your Bachelor of Music degree could be structured. For more specific information about the course structure, please view the Bachelor of Music course page in the Courses & Units Handbook.

To find how the Bachelor of Music can be structured to suit your interests or ambitions, contact the UTAS information Centre
on 1300 363 864, via live chat or enquire online.

2 Introductory units
2 Intermediate units
4 Advanced units
2 Introductory units
2 Intermediate units
Experience and Engagement
2 Introductory units
2 Introductory, Intermediate or Advanced units
Degree Core Knowledge
2 Introductory units
3 Intermediate units
3 Advanced units
First Year 100 credit points of Introductory level units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Second Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)
Third Year 100 credit points of units (8 units x 12.5 credit points)


If you’re applying to study the Bachelor of Music, consider applying for one of our music scholarships that reward talent, recognise needs and diversity, and support your study.

A voice for change

For Naarah, going to university to study music wasn’t just about her achieving great things for herself. It was also about making a positive change to her community.

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