In the Bachelor of Commercial Music, you will:
The degree has three majors: Music Practice, Music Technology, and Music Industry, so you can choose whether you want to make and perform new music, engineer live and studio sound as well as design new music technology, or immerse yourself in the business of the music industry.
Commercial Music has a strong emphasis on popular music genres and new technology and methods. You'll consider the role of streaming and digital media in the music industry and explore how to disrupt and operate outside of traditional business models.
Alongside the core courses in your major, you'll work with students from across the programme to learn music content creation, online and media skills, organise and produce music events and experiences, and make and release recordings.
The critical content of the programme spans new musicology, the political economy of music, and music philosophy.
There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commercial Music, outside of university admission regulations.
However for the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Music Practice) you must register for an audition. You should apply for entry to this degree before registering for your audition and you will be assessed for selection into the programme.
We also recommend you join us for a consultation if you're applying for Music Technology or Music Industry, to make sure it's right for you.
Recent developments in digital technologies and online platforms offer new and exciting entrepreneurial and employment careers in the music industry. Musicians can compose for films, TV, games, apps and digital platforms, produce recordings, tour, manage artists and promote their brand.
Working behind the scenes, you can find jobs in the recording and publishing industries such as artist and repertoire (A&R), marketing or management. The live sector is also lucrative, and provides jobs in promotion, venue management and a range of other support roles.
If you're interested in music technology you can find entrepreneurial and employment careers in software and hardware development, sound engineering live and in studios, as well as lighting design, and stage and production design.
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