Bachelor of Music (Music Composition)

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Composition is a craft. From the music of Bach or Mozart to the films scores of Hans Zimmer, musical creations are some of humanity’s greatest achievements. Composers move, enchant and entertain. They conceive works of timeless beauty and reach audiences in ways words cannot. Our Bachelor of Music (Music Composition) has both a strong focus on classical traditions and an acute ear of the demands of the 21st century composer. You will: learn a broad range of stylistic approaches for composing music, develop your compositional ‘voice’ through one-on-one tuition, lectures and tutorials, study the principles of musical structure, notation and text setting, melodic writing, harmonic and rhythmic invention, counterpoint, and instrumental colour and texture, consider the practical and work-related sides of creative music making, explore music aesthetics, media and technology.

Standard entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $112,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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