Bachelor of Creative Industries (Contemporary Music Practice)
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Turn your love of music into a career with this hands-on degree and develop a broad range of coherent, specialised skills and knowledge that will make you stand out in this competitive, global industry. Delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra, this degree will give you a thorough grounding in 21st century contemporary music practice. In this course you’ll develop a broad range of coherent skills and knowledge across a variety of areas including music composition, performance, technology and theory. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with film makers, musicians, visual artists, actors, and other teams across the broad creative industries spectrum, working on real projects to combine university thinking with hands-on learning. With a focus on nurturing and developing a holistic, creative and entrepreneurial approach to music making, you’ll be prepared with the best chance of success in the music industry.


This course is delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with the University of Canberra. It is a Commonwealth supported place. For more information visit

Fee notes

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Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Audition

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close: 2 December 2022 for semester 1, 2023 entry; and 15 May 2023 for semester 2, 2023 entry. To be considered after these dates, interested applicants should contact TAFE Queensland, South Bank directly on 1300 308 233.

Additional entry requirements

Additional special entry requirements apply to this course. Applicants must satisfy one of the following criteria to be eligible for an offer, a satisfactory live or online audition or a satisfactory written personal reference from your Year 12 high school music teacher with accompanying academic statement or professional resume. TAFE Queensland, South Bank will send out official correspondence inviting submissions once the QTAC application has been submitted.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Sound engineer, composer, music producer, musician, music teacher.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

3 years On campus