The Bachelor of Music at Western takes an eclectic, modern and inclusive approach to music repertoire, performance, sound design, songwriting, composition and musicology.
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Music at Western
The Bachelor of Music offers you the chance to significantly focus and develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge beyond the scope of the Bachelor of Music degree.The course offers high-level training in music, music performance, composition, sound technologies, music theory, musicology, arranging music and music analysis.
The program is offered in well-equipped studios, and in a lecture/workshop/ tutorial environment. Skills in music performance, composition and sound technologies are augmented by intellectual, theoretical and contextual studies. Hands-on involvement from music academics will support you as you build toward the production of a major project.
Auditions for 2021 are not currently open. Find out more about auditioning to study music at Western below.
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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.