Bachelor of Music

Music is probably the most ubiquitous and universal art form. Like the air we breathe, it is everywhere. It has been known to transcend geographical, national, political, cultural and racial boundaries, and can evoke the full spectrum of emotions in listeners. Music encourages introspection, inspires social awareness and unity, and has even been known to inform policy.

The UWS Bachelor of Music takes an eclectic, modern and inclusive approach to music repertoire, performance and sound design. It gives you an opportunity to develop your professional and creative potential in making and appreciating a range of different types of music.

You will focus on repertoire and media of the 20th and 21st centuries and also study music from earlier historical periods. You will have opportunities to use our recording studios (opens in a new window), multimedia and MIDI labs, and digital audio/video suites. You can also gain practical experience in performance as a soloist and in groups, concert administration and production, recording, composition, audio production, library research and retrieval, film music and collaboration.

Local International
Delivery Mode On campus On campus
Location Penrith campus Penrith campus
Duration 3 Years Full Time / 6 Years Part Time
3 Years Full Time
Course Code 722010 [Penrith] 1659.2 [CRICOS Code 065052F]
Entrance Rank Not Applicable - Additional Selection Criteria applies
Please refer to Admission Requirements
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window) International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

A Career in Music

Find out why there is More to Music at UWS (opens in a new window)

As a UWS Music graduate, you may pursue roles in a vast range of exciting fields, including:

  • performance
  • teaching
  • artistic direction
  • composition
  • sound design
  • audio engineering
  • multimedia
  • arts administration
  • concert management
  • community music
  • music journalist and critiquing

If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, the Bachelor of Music degree will qualify you to undertake a UWS Master of Teaching (Secondary).

How to Apply

All domestic applications for entry to UWS undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the UWS International Admissions pages.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).