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Bachelor of Music (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Pursue a professional career in music and integrate the development of practical skills with theoretical and historical musical knowledge in this course. Students undertake practical study in their chosen instrument or voice for the first three years of the program, as well as courses in musicology, musicianship, and electives in other music study areas, followed by a research project in the final year of the program. Students have opportunities to take part in master classes and student performances, including the Vice-Chancellor’s Concert Series. There are also opportunities to participate in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Internship program and the UQ Global Experience program. For more information, visit
Bachelor of Music (Hons) at UQ.

Information on the audition process is available on the School of Music’s website

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


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

Fixed closing date

All applications for audition must be received by the School of Music by 21 August 2023. QTAC applications for this program close 30 September 2023.

Additional entry requirements

Audition and pass in a test of practical ability and musicianship skills -applicants must nominate their preferred audition instruments (up to two) or intention to study composition on their QTAC application. See the School of Music’s website for the list of permitted audition instruments as well as the application form for audition, which must be submitted directly to the School of Music. Academic performance is also considered; an ATAR of 78.10-99.95 is highly desirable.

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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Career opportunities

Performer; music educator; music journalist; music composer; orchestral or choral conductor; recording/sound engineer; arts administrator; diversional therapist (further study required). Special note: To specialise in music education, enrol in the Bachelor of Music (Honours)/Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

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21 Dec 2023

CSP/$8340 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

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