combined bachelor's

Music and Arts

Pursue your passions and maximise your career opportunities with our combined bachelor's degree in music and arts. You'll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Music where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Arts where you'll choose a major from a wide range of options. 

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code

February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors. 

Audition Process
You'll be asked to prepare two contrasting pieces during your audition. Read our frequently asked questions on the audition process or book your audition here

Related study areas


Why study this course?

In a competitive employment market, our Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts offers you a cutting-edge and practical degree with diverse specialisations catering to performance, composition, studio teaching or musicology and an additional focus within an arts discipline. You'll graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

In the Bachelor of Music, you'll learn advanced practical skills in music, specialising in performance, composition, studio teaching or musicology. You'll expand your understanding of music and collaborate with experts and visiting artists and develop communication and critical thinking skills. This, combined with a Bachelor of Arts double degree, lets you cultivate your passions while developing transferrable skills that are essential in every industry and can never be automated - they'll set you apart from the competition and prepare you for a future-proof career. 

Course structure

You can combine the Bachelor of Music with a wide range of majors from the Bachelor of Arts.

You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Careers and employability

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts, you'll be well placed for diverse opportunities in the job market with advanced practical skills in music combined with a strong background in communication and research, opening pathways in a large variety of industries such as NGOs, media creative or communication agencies, public service and more. 

Potential jobs

  • Performer, composer or creative artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Academic
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Psychology
  • Arts & Cultural Policy Advisor

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

Course credit points
Average annual fee - 2024
$9, 846

Typical fee range - 2024
$4,445 - $16,323

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.


International Students - Onshore

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course credit points - 2024
Total course fee - 2024
$152, 400



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.

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 75  or equivalent
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • a strong background in music theory
  • a practical requirement equivalent to AMEB Grade 7, demonstrated by an audition
  • satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

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. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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