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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

A creative career as a professional musician.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2355, 081642F
Intake Months
International Fees
$34,800 per year / $139,200 total

About this course

UQ's School of Music is one of Australia's leading music institutions. The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is designed for students wishing to pursue a professional career in music. Our courses are practice-led with students undertaking private lessons, ensemble performances, lecturers and tutorials. The school's long tradition of excellence in musicianship, aural and music history ensures that graduates have a broad knowledge of musical discourses.

Enhance your practical skills through masterclasses, student performances and concerts. Activities in the program may also encompass solo performances, choral performances, chamber music, world music, early music and contemporary ensembles.

Students have the opportunity to participate in internships with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, Queensland Music Festival, 4MBS Classic FM and other industry partners. By developing broad range of skills, students are equipped with highly transferable abilities, making them well positioned to adapt to a changing professional world.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Work with nationally and internationally-acclaimed performers, teachers, composers and researchers.
  • Learn from visiting ensembles and musicians in residence.
  • Receive numerous opportunities to perform in real-world settings through master classes, performances at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), overseas venues and internship programs with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
  • Perform at prestigious venues and tour overseas to showcase their talents internationally.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Performer
  • Conductor
  • Composer
  • Instrumental music tutor
  • Classroom music teacher
  • Record label administrator
  • Recording engineer
  • Music producer
  • Music journalist
  • Instrumental teacher