Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music is a three-year program that offers a rich range of choices, experiences, career outcomes and graduate pathways. The degree offers flexible study pathways that can be tailored to meet students interests, skills and needs in preparation for their future life in music.
Distinctive features of the Bachelor of Music include:
- An extensive practical program offering one-to-one instrumental / vocal tuition and regular master-classes with national and international visiting artists
- A wide range of ensemble experiences including Chamber Music, Orchestra and Choir, Big Band, Wind Symphony, non-western ensembles (e.g., Javanese Gamelan), World Music Choir, Early Voices and many others
- An active concert life, with regular lunchtime and evening concerts by students, professionals, and visiting artists.
- Possibility to undertake a semester of study abroad, as part of the Melbourne Conservatorium’s formal links with some of the most prestigious music institutions in Europe, UK, USA and Asia.
- The opportunity to receive one of the MCM's substantial scholarships or endowments to study overseas after having completed your undergraduate degree.
- Instruments taught: Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Euphonium, Classical and Contemporary Guitar, Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Orchestral Percussion and Classical Voice.
- Majors available in: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Bachelor of Music (Chancellor's Scholars' Program)
In 2012, the University introduced the Bachelor of Music (Chancellor's Scholars' Program) for high-achieving students.
Benefits for domestic students selected into this program include a Melbourne National Scholarship providing:
- HECS exempt Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP); and
- Annual allowance of $5000; or
- For interstate students an annual allowance of $10,000 and one return flight home.
International students will be considered for International Undergraduate Scholarships that range from full fee remission down to $10,000 fee remission.
For more information about the program, including selection criteria, please visit the Future Students website.
Note: Studying composition at the University of Melbourne
Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is a specialisation within the Melbourne curriculum BMus. Instruction is grounded within the Western notated art music tradition, while also engaging in dialogue with other contemporary musical practices.
Interactive Composition at the VCA is a major within the BFA (Contemporary Music), focussing on commercially driven cross-art modes of composition.