Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music provides specialisations for composers, performers and musicologists, as well as those focused on creative music technology.

The learning experience

UWA facilities include lecture theatres, case study rooms and break-out areas for group work and individual study.

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Fees and scholarships


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Careers and further study

Bachelor of Music

Career opportunities

  • Performer
  • Composer
  • DJ
  • Creative artist
  • Music administrator
  • Academic
  • Music teacher
  • Music psychologist
Bachelor of Music

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • achieve the University’s minimum entry score
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Admission entry to UWA 

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.

About the Bachelor of Music

Study music at UWA and join one of the world's highest-ranked performing arts programs. This extended major degree allows you to work with world-class musicians to develop your skills as an emerging artist. You will have the opportunity to pursue postgraduate training in many areas, including national and international centres of music excellence, and be ready for a career in the creative arts industry. 

Bachelor of Music

Why study Music

  • UWA has a long history in developing world-class performers, composers and musicologists
  • Make industry connections with the leading players in Western Australia and internationally, including WASO, WA Opera, the music industry and leading performers in the classical and music technology fields
  • You'll learn from world-class teachers in your instrument and/or field
  • This highly practical degree means you'll learn performance by performing
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 1
Minimum ATAR
  • 75
  • February and July
Full time completion
  • 3 or 4 years
  • 102864C

Ways to study music at UWA from 2021

People playing musical instruments

Extended major

Studying an extended major in Music will provide you with a rigorous, high-quality tertiary music education.

Bachelor of Music

You'll learn to

  • perform, create and write about music
  • understand the history of your genre
  • be able to think creatively
  • express your passion through music
Bachelor of Music

Callaway Auditorium

Callaway Auditorium string rehearsal
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Streams and requirements

Performance/Musicology/Studio Teaching Streams: 
A practical requirement equivalent to AMEB Grade 7, demonstrated by an audition
A strong background in music theory

Composition Stream: 
A practical requirement equivalent to AMEB Grade 5, demonstrated by an audition
A strong background in music theory
A portfolio is also required
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Instrument Collection

Instrument collection percussion class