The Bachelor of Music Industry is built upon the rationale that a career in the Music Industry and a bachelor degree are not mutually exclusive. The degree delivers practical industry projects such as a real record label, festival and releases, and it also satisfies academic requirements for further study.
Areas of study include the core Industry and Academic streams which give students the broad understanding of the Music Industry and the cultural context in which it thrives. The “majors” of songwriting, record production and management provide specialist skills for specific careers.
NMIT has provided education and training to the music industry for more than 30 years, and has played a significant role in developing popular music curricula since 1986.
To maintain its level of professionalism NMIT has invested heavily in establishing major facilities to industry standards that support higher education in the music industry. These include:
- modern recording studios and audio editing facilities
- ample band rehearsal and individual practice rooms
- Macintosh labs
- industry standard music software
- industry standard concert hall, the Yarra Edge Music Centre
- Real industry events
Driven by contemporary shifts in the Industry the degree is prepared for its ever changing requirements. Our ARIA and APRA awarded staff understand the tradition of the popular music industry and also recognise the need to ‘keep it relevant’.
Students can enrol in NMIT's bachelor courses for three year's full-time, or have the option of enrolling part-time. The degree programs are fee for service and costs A$12,000 a year, however all courses have the option of FEE-HELP for eligible students. No additional fees are charged beyond the tuition fees for the compulsory components of any higher education courses.
The tuition fees are calculated based on full-time study. Part-time fees per year depend on subjects chosen (part-time study is only available to domestic students).
The Music Industry requires creative and dynamic multi-taskers. The career options include:
- Artist / event management
- Record Production
- Audio Engineering
- Arts Administration
- Music marketing and distribution
- Festival direction
- Music Publishing
Most significantly the degree prepares students to function in the increasingly D.I.Y. Industry environment.