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Bachelor of Music
University of Southern Queensland - Online

Course outline

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


Music practice; musical communication.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.



Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Recent secondary education

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International students

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Career opportunities

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.

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Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
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Online learning
Course Duration

6 years Online learning

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