Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Music

Western Sydney University
Institution rating
From 3 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
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Why study this course

This program offers high-level training in music, music performance, composition, digital music, music theory, musicology, music arrangement and music analysis. It does this in a studio environment, in well-equipped studios, and in a lecture/workshop/tutorial environment. Skills in music performance, composition and digital music are augmented by musicological studies.

Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Music Teacher, Teacher, and Lecturer.

Entry requirements

  • An interview/audition or interview/submission of an original composition recording; OR
  • Written application demonstrating you have achieved a pass standard of 6th grade performance through AMEB or equivalent AND 4th grade musicianship and/or theory through AMEB or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Penrith

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Western Sydney University's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Western Sydney University's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Western Sydney University can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Western Sydney University's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Music have been employed in these roles:

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Music
Western Sydney University
(3 reviews)

Published May 2018
Bachelor of MusicWestern Sydney University
Graduation date2013
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Overall the experience of studying for a Bachelor of Music at Western Sydney University was a positive one - I enjoyed the course content, I was constantly challenged and engaged, the teaching staff were helpful and friendly and knowledge was given freely. Career advice was in short supply at the time, although I understand this is now being addressed, and relevance to industry was in some respects lacking unless you were going to teach or move into academia - to my knowledge the course is changing to have more practical application and insider knowledge with staff in the music industry. The study and philosophy of music itself plays a central role, so you are constantly questioning what music is for, however this is backed up with practical hands-on skills and knowledge. Facilities are excellent and technical staff always helpful and accommodating. I'm very glad I studied at WSU and would recommend it to anyone wishing to study music in depth.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of MusicWestern Sydney University
Graduation date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was very good in addressing key cultural issues with music, as well as embracing philosophy of sound and music. Diversity was the key element to understanding the framework of the bachelor, where we got to experience performance, sound technologies, composition and musicology. While this has proven to be useful when creating or performing music, there was not enough effort to research careers in the music industry, nor were there any guest lectures from people working in the industry to really give solid advice about what to do when wanting to have a career in music. I have never been successfully employed in the music industry after completing the course and now considering a career change due to the lack of jobs.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of MusicWestern Sydney University
Graduation date2012
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
I think the lack of exposure was a big factor in me studying at JMC even after I graduated from UWS

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Bachelor of Music

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Bachelor of Music

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