Griffith University

Bachelor of Music

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

As a Bachelor of Music graduate, you will be highly skilled, musically adaptable and equipped to enter professional life as a creative and flexible twenty-first century musician. Your educational experience will include exposure to diverse musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, electronic, experimental and world music. You will also learn the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory, critical listening, contemporary music-making practices, music literature and collaborative work appropriate to your field of study.You will be admitted into a major which may include study in an instrument, music composition, recording studio and music production, electronic and experimental music, voice or composition, in either classical, popular, jazz or creative music technology strands. New in 2019, the Bachelor of Music now includes majors in popular music and creative music technology. You may audition for more than one major or more than one instrument. However, if successful, your offer will be for only one of your auditioned areas. There may be an  option after first year to divide your major between two areas through an innovative cross-study major subject to special criteria. If you wish to study music education you will enter a teaching preparation strand in your second year. After successfully completing your undergraduate studies, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Music and be eligible to apply for a graduate entry teacher preparation program. Should you wish to study creative music technology, you will develop a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in performing, producing, recording, and creating music and sound. You will be working to develop your artistic abilities and to apply new knowledge professionally in diverse contexts. As an aspiring composer, performer, sound designer or audio producer, you will have the opportunity to work with other Griffith Arts departments on diverse projects such as concerts, albums, documentaries, art music videos and feature films. You will study music technology applications in commercial and studio music production and recording, performance, computing, sound editing, multimedia, film, games, installation and sound composition contexts. You will have opportunities to gain credit for project studies and music industry internships enabling you to gain invaluable experience and preparing you for a smooth transition into professional life. Elective courses are available to deepen and broaden your musical experience. Elective study areas include: Composition; Conducting; Popular Music; Keyboard Accompaniment; Music Industry Studies; Music Literature; Creative Music Technology; Music Theory and Aural Studies; Opera and Music Theatre Studies; Pedagogy.


  • Applied Songwriting
  • Aural Studies 1
  • Aural Studies 2
  • Aural Studies 3
  • Choral Conducting
  • Collaborative Piano Studies 1
  • Composition Study 1 (Part 1)
  • Composition Study 1 (Part 2)
  • Composition Study 1 (Part 3)
  • Composition Study 2 (Part 1)
  • Composition Study 2 (Part 2)
  • Composition Study 2 (Part 3)
  • Composition Study 3 (Part 1)
  • Composition Study 3 (Part 2)
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Creative Studio Practices 1
  • Creative Studio Practices 2
  • Creative Studio Practices 3
  • Creative Studio Practices 4
  • Digital Musicianship 1
  • Digital Musicianship 2
  • Electronic Instruments
  • Exploring Music
  • French for Singers
  • German for Singers
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Instrumental Ensemble
  • Interactive Music
  • Introduction to Conducting
  • Introduction to Languages
  • Italian for Singers 1
  • Italian for Singers 2
  • Jazz Guitar Basics
  • Keyboard Foundation Skills 1
  • Keyboard Foundation Skills 2
  • Keyboard Seminar
  • Keyboard Skills (Classical Voice/Composition)
  • Keyboard Skills (Contemporary/Jazz)
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Large Instrumental Ensemble
  • Liveness in a Virtual World
  • Multimedia Project
  • Music and Society
  • Music Industry Studies
  • Music Materials 1
  • Music Materials 2
  • Music Materials 3
  • Music Technology Live Capstone
  • Music Theory 1
  • Music Theory 2
  • Music Theory 3
  • My Life as a Musician 1
  • My Life as a Musician 2
  • Opera Ensemble
  • Orchestral Repertoire
  • Orchestration and Arranging
  • Pedagogy 1
  • Pedagogy Practicum 1A
  • Performance and Technology
  • Performance Study 1 (Part 1)
  • Performance Study 1 (Part 2)
  • Performance Study 2 (Part 1)
  • Performance Study 2 (Part 2)
  • Performance Study 3 (Part 1)
  • Performance Study 3 (Part 2)
  • Popular Music Performance 1
  • Popular Music Performance 2
  • Popular Music Performance 3
  • Popular Music Performance 4
  • Popular Music Project 1
  • Popular Music Project 2
  • Project Study
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Small Ensemble
  • Song Writing Techniques 3
  • Songwriting Techniques 1
  • Songwriting Techniques 2
  • Sonic Tectonics
  • Stereo Recording and Editing
  • Studio Musician Contemporary Music
  • Studio Post Production
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Vocal Repertoire


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Students who have successfully completed the requirements of the three-year Bachelor of Music (1419) with a minimum Grade of 5 in Performance Study 3 or Composition Study 3 and who wish to extend their engagement with Performance rather than graduate with the three-year qualification will be eligible to transfer to the /Program/1413/Overview Bachelor of Music in Performance (1413) or /Program/1414/Overview Bachelor of Music in Composition (1414).Subject to admission criteria, graduates will also be eligible to apply for the /Program/2051/Overview Bachelor of Music (Honours) (2051) or /Program/5298/Overview Master of Music Studies (5298).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
South Bank Campus International: $94,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

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