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Bachelor of Music
Griffith University - South Bank

Course outline

As a Bachelor of Music graduate, you’ll be highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as a creative and flexible 21st century musician. This degree will expose you to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, electronic and experimental music. You’ll also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, critical listening, contemporary music-making practices and music history; your education will also extend to collaborative work appropriate to your field of study. Performing before a live audience is an essential part of the Queensland Conservatorium experience. As a graduate, you’ll have a clear understanding of what’s required by instrumental and vocal ensembles, companies, orchestras, theatre, media, the entertainment industry and community arts. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Music at GU.


Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023, however additional auditions and offers may be considered in subsequent rounds should places still be available.


Composition; creative music technology; education preparation (classroom); education preparation (instrumental); music studies; performance; popular music.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places. *Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; Audition/ Folio (Folio is required for Composition and Creative Music Technology only)

Fixed closing date

Applicants must apply to QTAC, pay their audition fee and submit their phase one video recorded audition or Folio and Artistic Statement to Griffith University by 6 September2023 to be guaranteed an audition in the first audition round. Applicants who wish to apply after this date may be considered in subsequent audition and offer rounds should places still be available. Late applicants should refer to the Auditions website for information.

Additional entry requirements

Admission to this program requires applicants to submit a video recorded audition and Artistic Statement as the first phase of a two-phase process. For performance specialisations, phase two will require you to attend an audition and interview. The phase one component for composition and creative music technology specialisations requires the submission of a Folio and Artistic Statement, and for phase two you will be required to attend an interview. Visit the Griffith University website for details of audition requirements including how to pay for audition fees, submit your video recorded audition or Folio and Artistic Statement to the Queensland Conservatorium by 6 September 2023. Applicants should also refer to the Auditions website for the most up to date advice and messaging. Phase two auditions will take place at the Queensland Conservatorium, South Bank from 25 to 29 September 2023. Griffith University will commence making offers on 17 November 2023, however additional auditions and offers may be considered in subsequent rounds should places still be available. Applicants must ensure they order their preferences accordingly; refer to the QTAC website. Applicants must nominate their specialisation/s on their QTAC application and pay the $50 non-refundable audition fee to Griffith University.
Audition specialisations are:
Classical specialisations: Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp, viola da gamba. Woodwind: flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder, pan pipe. Brass: french horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, soprano cornet, cornet, flugel horn, tenor horn, baritone horn, euphonium. Keyboard: piano, pipe organ, harpsichord. Percussion: Classical percussion and timpani. Classical voice.
Jazz specialisations: Instrumental: jazz saxophone, jazz clarinet, jazz flute, jazz trumpet, jazz trombone, jazz violin, jazz piano, jazz guitar, jazz bass, jazz drums, jazz vibraphone. Jazz Voice. Popular Music specialisations: Instrumental: Piano/keyboard, drums, electric bass guitar, guitar. Popular Voice, Composition, Creative Music Technology. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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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, 2023

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

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Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

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Career opportunities

Your career opportunities will vary depending on your chosen areas of specialisation. This could include instrumentalist or vocalist; writing or arranging for film, plays, television, concert performance or musical theatre; popular music soloist or band member; producer; music educator; working in recording studios and the music business; musical composition; sound design; careers in games, publishing and performance industries.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

21 Dec 2023

CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

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