The Bachelor of Contemporary Music equips graduates for a range of careers in the music industry and reflects the diverse creative practices that are part of music-making in the 21st century.
Students learn in a professional music industry environment, using state-of-the art facilities and study with lecturers who are all practising musicians with strong industry links. During the course performance students hone their practical musical and musicianship skills while developing extensive knowledge across a range of contemporary music-making practices.
Many students perform at North Coast entertainment venues or form bands and have the opportunity to regularly use the professional standard studio and performance space Studio One29, in the contemporary music building, for rehearsal and performance. Graduates from the course are well equipped to pursue careers as performers, songwriters, composers, arrangers, producers, engineers, and music educators.
Situated in a region with vibrant creative industries, students benefit from numerous high profile music events such as Splendour in the Grass and Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Female students are well supported through the Women in Music Program. The program gives students the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity of professional women working in the contemporary music industry, and to meet, be taught by, and network with, some leading female practitioners. Visit: scu.edu.au/womeninmusic