The Bachelor of Music at Western takes an eclectic, modern and inclusive approach to music repertoire, performance, sound design, songwriting, composition and musicology.
Entrance rank: Not applicable - additional selection criteria apply.
Auditions for 2018 intake are open. To book your audition, please see How to Apply.
Music at Western
Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Music gives you an opportunity to develop your professional and creative potential in making and appreciating a range of different types of music.
You will focus on repertoire and media of the 20th and 21st centuries and also study music from earlier historical periods. You will have opportunities to use our recording studios, multimedia and MIDI laboratories, and digital audio/video suites.
You can also gain practical experience in performance as a soloist and in groups, concert administration and production, recording, composition, audio production, library research and retrieval, film music, and collaboration.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $25,480
Delivery: On campus
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As a Music graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Audio Engineering
- Music journalism and critiquing
- Teaching (with further study)
Concert Tour Manager
Concert tour managers organise the administration side of a musical act's large tour. This includes constructing a schedule, liaising with venues, organising finances and ensuring that the musicians have sufficient equipment.
Sound designers acquire different audio elements and compose and manipulate them to create their desired sound. This includes the creation of sound for productions, video games, film and television.
Composers create music to be performed individually or by a large group of musicians, such as a band or orchestra. At Western you will learn the skills to bring your creative ideas to life.
Artistic directors work as the head of an arts organisation to oversee the artistic choices that the organisation makes. This is a role particularly undertaken in a theatre company where the artistic director approves upcoming productions and the advertising and media for these works.
Music teachers can be hired as part of an organisation or teach on a freelance basis. Further study can open the path to educating in both a primary and high school environment, with a specialisation in music.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.