Study Music

Looking for a world-class educational experience in music? Get your music degree at Western Sydney University, which is ranked among the top 60 best young universities in the world. Every year, more than 100 students commence in the Bachelor of Music. We believe that the best way to prepare students for diverse careers in music is through the study and practice of music in the present day while also having an eye to the future.

For more than two decades, Music at  Western Sydney University has been leading the way with a cutting-edge curriculum designed to inspire graduates to become creative, outstanding musicians. Many of our graduates achieve international recognition in composition, song-writing and performance, winning prestigious awards in festivals world-wide.

You will experience purpose-built, world-class music facilities (opens in a new window), high calibre teaching staff with international reputations, and a musical training that successfully integrates academic studies with practical skill development in performance, composition and sound technologies. We are small enough to foster a sense of community and large enough to open your music career onto the world stage.

Music Courses

Careers in Music

You may pursue roles in:

  • Performance
  • Teaching
  • Artistic direction
  • Composition
  • Sound design
  • Audio engineering
  • Multimedia, digital and online
  • Arts administration
  • Concert management
  • Community music
  • Music journalist and critiquing
  • Music arranging
  • Music marketing, retail and wholesale

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Academic Profile

Associate Professor Sally Macarthur

Associate Professor Sally Macarthur lectures in Musicology and is Director of Academic Program, Music. She has researched and written on topics to do with new classical music, women's music and music in spiritual and cross-cultural contexts. Her work draws on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and feminist theory. Her book, Towards a Twenty-First-Century Feminist Politics of Music, is a feminist-D…

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