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Bachelor of Contemporary Music
Southern Cross University - Coomera

Course outline

This degree prepares graduates for a portfolio career in music, the multifaceted career pathway that is now most common for contemporary musicians. Students learn in a professional music industry environment, using state-of-the-art facilities and working with lecturers who are all practising musicians with strong industry links. Students can tailor the degree to focus on production, performance, songwriting or other professional areas of the music industry. They participate in collaborative practical music-making activities throughout the degree and the APRA AMCOS songwriters’ workshops featuring visiting artists. An extensive ensemble program includes small and large repertoire-focused groups and student-led project bands. On-campus facilities include recording studios, rehearsal studios, music production labs, keyboard lab, and professional-standard performance spaces. Situated in a region with vibrant creative industries, students benefit from numerous high profile music events such as Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Falls Festival. This course can also be studied at Coomera by direct application to the University. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Music at Southern Cross University.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Additional entry requirements

Application includes an audition/interview process. For information, visit

Recommended study
Music; Music Extension
Assumed knowledge

Competency on a musical instrument; basic music theory literacy

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Career opportunities

Performer, songwriter, producer, sound engineer, music educator, session musician, musical director, arranger, music event promoter, band and venue manager.

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16 Jan 2025

CSP/$8,296 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

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