Study Contemporary Music
Do you dream of performing your music at Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Mullum Music Festival or Falls Festival?
Want to experiment with your laptop, your voice, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards (or any other instrument), with other like-minded creatives? Are you a songwriter who needs access to state-of-the art recording and production facilities? Do you aspire to teach music and nurture the passion of young students in schools or establish your own teaching studio?
The Bachelor of Contemporary Music is offered at the Lismore campus (near Byron Bay) and at Coomera (Gold Coast). This degree has its origins in the heart of one the most creative regions in Australia, which has long been a place that national and international artists call home. It is a destination for artists who perform at major festivals and to record at some of the most iconic studios located in the region.
You can also choose to study Contemporary Music as a shared major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge or in the Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Why choose Contemporary Music at Southern Cross?
Outstanding facilities and technical equipment
Outstanding facilities and technical equipment for recording and performance including professional standards venues.
New campus location
New branch campus at Coomera, Gold Coast for Bachelor of Contemporary Music
Strong links to industry
Strong links to industry, and major festival connections such as Splendour in the Grass and Mullum Music Festival
Rolling Stone Music Scholarship now open for applications
Southern Cross University, in partnership with Rolling Stone Australia, are proud to announce the second Rolling Stone Music Scholarship is now open for applications. The Scholarship covers a total value of $15,000 over 3 years for Southern Cross University’s Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at either our Lismore or Coomera campuses. Applications close 13 December 2021.
Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn
For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.
Prepare for university with a pathway program
If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.
How to apply
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There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.
The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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