The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

PrerequisitesUnits 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection into the Bachelor of Music is based on talent as well as academic performance. Applicants must complete an audition and musicianship test. For your audition to be at a competitive standard, it is recommended that the repertoire you perform be at the equivalent standard of Grade 7 AMEB (Grade 8 ABRSM) on your instrument or Grade 5 AMEB for voice. Details here.
Available through the Bachelor of Music

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

The Composition major encourages composition in all styles. You have the opportunity to work through all phases of the composition process, from first ideas, through to completion of a professionally presented score, to interaction with performers in rehearsals culminating in public performance.

You will receive individual tuition, acquiring skills in instrumental and vocal writing, orchestration, electro-acoustic music, professional score presentation, rehearsal skills and concert management. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal and original voice.

The works of our composition students are regularly performed by Conservatorium students and ensembles, as well as through professional workshops and opportunities.


The Composition major can be your pathway to a range of employment
options within a musical portfolio career, including:

  • Concert music composer
  • Film scorer
  • Electro-acoustic sound artist
  • Audio technician
  • Arranger or typesetter
  • Music administrator
  • Music teacher
  • Music producer or sound engineer
  • Radio broadcaster or programmer
  • Festival director.