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Music is an indispensable tool for communication, entertainment, wellbeing, and imagination.

Studying music from our island campus teaches you to respond to a rapidly changing creative arts landscape by embracing diversity and experimentation as much as specialisation.

Your degree is built around a Music Practice major of your choice, in which you develop your individual knowledge, skills and interests. There is also the unique flexibility to combine two specialisations, or two instruments within a single specialisation, with the dual practice option.

From your first year, you’ll participate in a vibrant program of public concerts and events. Enjoy working within the Hedberg’s incredible venues and spaces and collaborating with others in Tasmania’s thriving arts scene. Position your practice within a broader context by exploring big-picture thinking in thematic-based units and through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Introducing the Creative Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum is a space for students to build their disciplinary expertise through innovation and collaboration. Students studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Media and Communications will now complete 2 Creative Curriculum units as part of their degree. These units will provide the opportunity to create and share work with the public, build industry connections, undertake fieldtrips, complete an industry placement, and build experience in work-integrated learning. See the Study Experiences section below for more information.

Learn about university terminology and definitions in our glossary

Course Options

Bachelor of Music

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years*
Hobart CRICOS 002715D

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Bachelor of Music with Honours

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years*
Hobart CRICOS 030422G

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Diploma of Music

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years*
Hobart CRICOS 0100745

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*Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.

Leverage the ground-breaking technical capabilities and generous studio spaces at your campus, improving the scale and complexity of your work.

Pick up essential skills in recording, digital production, arranging, project management and an awareness of the music industry.

From year one, you’ll take part in a vibrant public concert program across the Hedberg’s incredible venues and spaces, and outside in Tasmania’s thriving arts scene.

Double degrees

Our new double degrees allow you to deepen your knowledge and expertise within two separate study areas. This means you can choose from our range of exciting, diverse courses and embark on a journey as unique as you are.

Learn more about our double degrees


At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Study options

Classical Composition

Develop your voice through the handling of instrumentation, pitch, rhythm, harmony and form. Working with other composers and instrumentalists on projects, you’ll compose a variety of pieces and build a portfolio of compositions.

Commercial Music Creation

If you want to want a career composing film and television scores, music for games and media, events and advertising, or collaborating on music with other commercial applications, the Commercial Music Creation stream is for you.

Classical Performance

Bring fresh and exciting perspectives to the music of the past and the present, while also building a portfolio of new creative work. Instruments you can study include voice, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, or piano.

Jazz and Popular Music Performance

From jazz, funk and soul, to hip-hop, rock and more, enhance your understanding and skills in contemporary music settings. Instruments you can study include voice, guitar, double bass or bass guitar, horns, drum kit, strings, or keyboard.

Music Technology

Develop your awareness of musical expression using music technology, and how this is achieved at a professional level. Using industry standard audio tools, experiment with, reflect on, and develop your music craft and skills.


Enhance your awareness of what is required for musical and emotional expression, via the art of songwriting. Analyse, experiment, reflect on and revise your songs and the works of others in a supportive learning environment.

Dual Practice

This innovative stream allows you to combine any two Bachelor of Music streams, or two different instruments within the Classical Performance or Jazz and Popular Music Performance streams, from your first year.

Course breakdown

Choose from our range of undergraduate Music courses to suit your experience and ambitions, starting with the Diploma or Bachelor and building towards Honours. In the Bachelor of Music, you’ll have the flexibility to choose units across the University. You can develop complementary skills in creative arts for health, fine art, media, design, and curatorial practices. Or choose additional music units to further your improvisational ability, technical skills, and ensemble experience.


Diploma of Music

100 credit points

Choice of introductory, intermediate (max 75 credit points), and advanced (max 50 credit points) level units from the Bachelor of Music
8 x 12.5 credit point units


Bachelor of Music

300 credit points

Core music units
8 x 12.5 credit point units

Music major units (choice of seven majors)
8 x 12.5 credit points

Choice of electives across the University
8 x 12.5 credit point units


Bachelor of Music with Honours

100 credit points

87.5 credit points in a specialisation of your choice from Performance; Creative Practice or Musicology

12.5 credit points in an elective unit from a selection.

Career outcomes

Realising a career dream of being a composer

From playing drums in rock bands, to realising his dream career composing for film and theatre, find out how graduate Dean Stevenson was able to join the dots by studying Music at the University of Tasmania.

This degree gives you the tools to create your own future confidently, immersed in creativity and innovation. These are some of the top industries and careers projected to grow in the next five years*.

*ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024

Creative and Performing Arts


projected industry growth to 2024



projected job growth to 2024

Sound Recording and Music Publishing


projected industry growth to 2024

Study Experiences


Explore an online exhibition by Art, Music and Theatre students that takes place within a virtual tour of Domain House — an historic house in Hobart and the original home of the University of Tasmania.

DOMAIN features multimedia installations and works-in-progress, which respond to ‘domain’ as a concept, from video and sound works to theatrical sets and scripts.

Find out more about DOMAIN

Experience the Creative Curriculum

Students studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Media and Communications will now complete 2 Creative Curriculum units as part of their degree (FSX207 Creative Lab in second year, one unit of their choice from a selection of four in third year. See the individual course pages for more information on unit options).

The options in the Creative Curriculum provides the opportunity to create and share work with the public, build industry connections, undertake fieldtrips, complete an industry placement, and build experience in work-integrated learning.

Unique to the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM) and the University of Tasmania, the Creative Curriculum brings each of CAM’s disciplines together in an experimental, interdisciplinary environment that prepares you for a future in emerging creative arts, music, performance and media practice.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.