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Australian National University (ANU)

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Bachelor of Music

  • Bachelor

The ANU Bachelor of Music nurtures outstanding musical artistry through the intersection of performance, composition and technology.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
BMUSI, 073990G

About this course

The ANU Bachelor of Music nurtures outstanding musical artistry through the intersection of performance, composition and technology. We believe that discovery lies at the heart of both creativity and excellence.  We foster artistry through offering a diversity of musical experiences in an environment that encourages excellence, passion and entrepreneurship.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

Students who successfully complete one of the below programs will be admitted to the Bachelor of Music:

EMUSI Diploma of Music (offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences)
DP-BD23 Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) (CUA50815) (offered by the Canberra Institute of Technology)
DP-BD19 Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) (CUA50815) (offered by the Canberra Institute of Technology)

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ATAR: 80 QLD Band: 10 International Baccalaureate: 29 Prerequisites

Entry to Performance courses is by audition. Applicants undertaking an audition will be expected to have pre-existing musical knowledge such as a competency level equivalent to NSW Music 2 or Music Extension, or AMEB Grade 5 performance, or equivalent qualifications or experience. Applicants wishing to enrol in Performance courses are advised to contact the School to arrange for an audition as soon as possible. E: schoolofmusic@anu.edu.au

Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

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