Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production
SAE Creative Media Institute - Brisbane

Course outline

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, this dynamic course will help you cut your creative teeth on songwriting and music production. You’ll be in a studio environment – learning contemporary songwriting strategies, music production technology and skills, nuances of performance, and recording techniques, as well as creating music for other media like games, film/screen and for live performance.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretically based essays. These projects will contribute to your personal song/music portfolio that you’ll be able to showcase to the music industry.

Areas of study: Contemporary songwriting, music production practice, acoustic and electronic music, recording techniques, principles of sound, music and audio technology.


Duration is two years full-time. Part-time study available for eligible applicants (excluding international student visa holders).
SAE has a range of approaches to learning and teaching that can be activated to provide flexibility in the face of changing circumstances as required, to support student progression regardless of external factors.

Fee notes

Full course.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for SAE Creative Media Institute and for this course, refer to Entry Requirements on SAE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Interview

Additional entry requirements

Entry to this program requires an interview/audition or evidence of music practice/portfolio. SAE will contact applicants to arrange an interview. For information about the interview, contact SAE Brisbane on 1800 723 338.

Portfolios may include: links to your music or musical performances on YouTube, SoundCloud, links to online portfolio pages, a statement providing an overview of existing skills and knowledge in music production, including examples from senior secondary music classes, AMEB and CPM certification, appointment in school orchestras or bands, etc.

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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

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

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Studio composer, music producer, sound designer, live music performer, commercial composer, studio musician, music technician, creative director, music programmer.

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Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time