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Music and Fine Arts

Release your full creative potential and set yourself up for a future fuelled by imagination and innovation. Whether you see yourself as a performer, curator, director or other artistic professional, immerse yourself in your area of expertise and become part of the creative economy.

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Looking to launch a creative career where you can design your future and celebrate your passion? Study music or fine arts to develop the skills and experience required to understand and interpret the world around you. You can expect to work with practising musicians, artists and designers to bring your creative visions to life and turn your love of music or fine arts into a real career.

At the UWA Conservatorium of Music, you can work alongside award-winning, practising artists to gain an advanced qualification in performance, composition, musicology, music teaching, setting yourself up for success in the music industry.

In fine arts, dive into artistic processes, techniques and technologies to prepare you for a successful career as a contemporary artist. Or gain a comprehensive understanding of art and the skills needed to gain employment in art galleries and museums, community and public art programs and with auction houses and major collections.

Clever and creative design is needed now more than ever. We place an emphasis on experimentation and support you to develop technical skills and visual and critical literacy, while encouraging you to extend your practice into new forms that can respond to the most pressing issues of our time. 

Top five reasons to study Music and Fine Arts at UWA

1. Strong practical and creative course components

2. Renowned artists and musicians with extensive industry experience 

3. Exhibit at the Cullity Gallery or perform on stage 

4. Our global research collaborations and strong connections with industry leaders will provide you with a critical edge. Our established network of connections spans the creative sectors, including Perth Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WA Opera and more 

5. Only Fine Arts Major of its kind in Australia. A studio based program where you can choose to focus on art and biotechnologies, film, or art and environment

Outstanding Facilities

Callaway Music Auditorium

Built in the 1970s, the Callaway Music Auditorium was constructed with acoustics that impress even today. It is a noteworthy performance space designed for ensemble rehearsals, lectures, recitals, performances and workshops. 

Cullity Gallery

The Cullity Gallery is a unique venue showcasing innovative works in visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture and design. The clean, open space is open to the public five days a week, the gallery hosts three dedicated student exhibitions a year as well as a number of private displays.

Eileen Joyce Studio

The Eileen Joyce Studio is a multifunctional teaching, seminar and performance space, built through the generosity of world-renowned Australian concert pianist Dr Eileen Joyce. Officially opened in 1981, the space seats up to 70 and includes views of the picturesque Somerville Auditorium.





callaway music auditorium

                    UWA Callaway Music Auditorium



Ways to study music at UWA

There are different pathways available at our Conservatorium of Music, including a Bachelor of Music with streams in Performance, Composition, Musicology, Studio Teaching and Creative Music Technology.

Where our graduates go

Our graduates go on to a diverse range of careers and are employed in influential positions within Australia and around the world. 

UWA Conservatorium of Music alumni perform in every major orchestra in Australia and as chamber musicians and soloists around the world. They are award-winning composers, creators, artists, producers and sound designers, influencing the landscape of music in Australia and globally. 

School of Design graduates are creative thinkers and makers who include leading landscape architects, urban designers, experimental artists, historians and architects.
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Industry snapshot

A degree in Music or Fine Arts will provide you with the tools to create your own future in these exciting fields of study.

"With rapid growth in the digital space, more graduates are working in corporations as well as in studios, with many working outside specialist creative organisations. This also reflects a new appreciation of the arts as a potential export industry, following the high-profile growth of Australia’s popularity as a film production entity and the internationally renowned success of many Australian artists, including actors, animators and authors." Source: Good Universities Guide


Potential jobs

  • Art conservator
  • Artistic director
  • Audio engineer
  • Composer
  • Creative artist
  • Cultural festival coordinator
  • Curator
  • DJ
  • Filmmaker
  • Gallery director
  • Media producer
  • Musician
  • Music journalist/producer
  • Performer
  • Performing artist
  • Sound designer

Image of the medium-term full-term employment outcomes for studying creative arts, with 79.5% allocated to undergraduates, 90.4% allocated to postgraduate coursework and 86.4% allocated to postgraduate research

Source: 2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal

Undergraduate courses

To find out more about our range of undergraduate courses, visit Our courses explained.

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