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.
Hurry, applications closing soon!
We are excited to welcome students back on campus this year. Applications close on 17 February. If you need any help with your application, chat with our expert student advisers on 1800 626 481.
Already applied and received an offer?
Congratulations! It's time to enrol and choose your units now if you haven’t already. Enrolments close on 1 March. Find out how to accept your offer.
We look forward to welcoming you on campus very soon!
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 Scholarship
In partnership with Southern Cross University, Rolling Stone Australia is bringing forth the Rolling Stone Scholarship. The first of its kind in Australia the scholarship will be awarded to a hard-working, passionate individual looking to study a Bachelor of Contemporary Music
Applications close: 31 January, 2021.
How to apply
Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.
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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