Course summary

This 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. The course prepares students for a portfolio career in music – the multi-faceted career pathway that is now most common for contemporary musicians.

Students learn in a professional music industry environment using state-of-the art facilities and work with lecturers who are all practising musicians with strong industry links. During the course, students hone their practical, musical and musicianship skills while developing extensive knowledge across a range of contemporary music-making practices.

Many students perform individually or with bands at a variety of North Coast entertainment venues. Students have the opportunity to regularly use the professional studio and performance space – Studio One29 at the Lismore campus – for rehearsal and performance.

Situated in a region with vibrant creative industries, students benefit from numerous high profile music events such as Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Falls Festival.

A music student playing guitar and singing in Studio One29 at the Lismore campus.


3.5F/6.5P if commencing in Session 2

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