Credit points


Minor available at

  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield

Additional information

The Music sequence develops skills in composition, music technology, musicology, music criticism and analysis. Students engage with the fundamentals of music language as it operates in a diverse range of styles and genres, and are taught to observe, understand and apply complex music processes drawn from the music of the past and the present. Students also engage with the cultural, social, aesthetic, historical and ethical functions of music through studies in musicology. Career outcomes that can arise from this sequence include teaching (when the major is combined with year 12 music performance or AMEB grade five and a tertiary teaching qualification), freelance composition (for film, television, video games, and commercials), music journalism and blogging, publishing, music administration, music retail, music research and work as 'embedded' creative practitioners using the skills developed through the sequence in the corporate and public sector.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 40 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. at least 20 cp from 200- and/or 300-level units (Part B).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
MUSC161Foundations of Music Practice10
MUSC162Writing About Music: Legacies and Futures10

Part B : 200/300-level Units

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
MUSC202Music in Australia10
MUSC268Song Writing and Arranging10
MUSC269Contemporary Harmony10
MUSC277Western Art Music: Evolution and Revolution10
MUSC280Music, Culture and Diversity10
MUSC281Popular Music: Stage and Screen10
MUSC284Ensemble Direction and Performance10
MUSC335Composing Music10
MUSC336Researching Music10

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