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Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry)

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The Bachelor of Arts Music Industry program provides an innovative approach to the study of music in local and global contexts.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
BP047, 065131G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $19,698 total
International Fees
$28,800 per year / $86,400 total

About this course

The Bachelor of Arts Music Industry program provides an innovative approach to the study of music in local and global contexts.

Studying in the centre of Melbourne exposes you to thriving local scenes, buskers, bars, clubs, theatres and festivals, in the exciting music capital of Australia.

Through your studies you will explore contemporary trends and issues through a combination of practical, project-based work and academic, theoretical study. You will also learn about key music technologies, global music cultures, popular music scenes, music business practice and live music performance.

Beyond the specifics of the music industries, you will also investigate broader cultural, social and historical perspectives by undertaking a sequence of contextual courses.

Students are prepared for a variety of careers within the music industries and the broader creative industries.

Graduates in this program can expect to work in a diverse range of roles, including artist management, live sound engineering, journalism and teaching.

Entry requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies to you.

Entry to this program is competitive. Applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement, e.g., ATAR or GPA (including any adjustments).

Applicants with recent secondary education (current or within the past two years)

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent in 2016, 2017 or 2018. If applicable, this includes equity access schemes and any other adjustment factors.

School Network Access Program (SNAP)

The SNAP access scheme is designed to increase tertiary access and participation of eligible students from SNAP partner schools.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training study

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Certificate IV or above (or equivalent).

Applicants with Higher Education study

Satisfactory completion of at least two courses (subjects) at an Australian undergraduate level (or overseas equivalent).

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary certificate of education (Year 12) or overseas equivalent.

Prerequisites: VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL (or equivalent) or achieve an overall score of at least 155 in the STAT multiple choice.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at RMIT University.
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
Teaching scale
Employed full-time
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