USQ’s Bachelor of Music focuses on developing the musician as a creative and independent musician and communicator. Throughout their study at USQ, graduates will have tailored their skills to meet the diverse and evolving requirements of the independent, contemporary musician. Today’s musician is no longer reliant on old structures of production and distribution, and continually evolving technologies provide opportunity for artists to develop and distribute products and services in a more sustainable and immediate way. From digital artistic collaborations through to teaching music lessons via Skype, USQ’s Bachelor of Music acknowledges that today’s musician will be globally connected. As a student in the music practice major, you’ll explore individual and collaborative music making, live and digital performance, and songwriting, composition and musical arrangement. In the musical communication major, you will learn to speak the languages of music, explore musical cultures, and engage with relevant theoretical concepts, enabling communication both between musicians, and between musicians and audiences.
It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Music (Contemporary). Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services via http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au
Music practice; musical communication.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
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
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
USQ’s Bachelor of Music can prepare you for careers as performer, singer-songwriter, studio or classroom music teacher, music studio owner/operator, commercial songwriter, music journalist.
6 years Online learning