Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Contemporary Music

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music prepares you for a portfolio career in music — the multi-faceted career pathway that is now most common for contemporary musicians. Tailor your degree towards your area of interest, whether it’s production, performance, songwriting or other professional areas of the music industry. You will learn using state-of-the-art facilities in either Lismore or Coomera, taught by lecturers who are practising musicians with strong industry links. On-campus facilities include recording studios, rehearsal studios, music production labs, keyboard lab, and professional-standard performance spaces. You can immerse yourself in the rich local music scene that includes major annual events such as Splendour in the Grass. Students participate in collaborative, practical music-making activities throughout the degree. An extensive ensemble program also includes small and large repertoire-focused groups and student-led project bands.


Must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 20 core units (240 credit points), and 4 equivalent elective units (48 credit points).


  • Performance
  • Songwriting and composition
  • Music education
  • Sound production
  • New media arts
  • Screen

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Coomera creative campus International: $88,080 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates pursue work in the entertainment industry as performers, recording and mastering engineers, recording studio managers, music event promoters, music store/franchise owners, composers for television and advertising and in other music-related businesses.

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