Commit to making truly great music
Designed to prepare you for an exciting career in the contemporary music industry, NMIT’s Bachelor of Music recognises that great musicians require a solid musical foundation, skills to adapt to current trends and awareness of a global spectrum of music.
Expand your music industry and creative potential
The Australian music industry is extremely diverse with a broad range of career options.
Musicians increasingly require broad-based knowledge across a variety of areas, from command of the latest technologies to self-management skills.
With NMIT’s Bachelor of Music, you will find a balance between performance and theoretical study to allow you to expand on what you are able to create, perceive and imagine in the world of music.
Go with quality
NMIT has provided education and training to musicians for over 30 years, and has played a significant role in developing popular music curricula since 1986.
NMIT has invested heavily in establishing major facilities to industry standards that support higher education in music.
As an NMIT Bachelor of Music student, you’ll learn from NMIT’s own team of contemporary music experts, all recognised in their fields, as well as from visiting musicians from around the world.
You’ll be exposed to a diversity of music styles like jazz, world music, folk, rock and pop, electronica and multimedia.
Students who have successfully completed the first two years of the bachelor degree may choose to exit with the Associate Degree of Music qualification.
NMIT student Matthew Roche explains the rich musical diversity and different styles of the course:
Auditions are part of the Bachelor of Music selection process. Auditions are held in late November to early December, prior to entry in February. To secure an audition, please use the online booking system, which will be available after 5 August 2013.
Auditions involve the performance of two contrasting pieces, a sight reading exam, aural exam, interview and a theory exam. Auditions usually take one hour. Interstate and international applicants may choose to provide a CD or video of their performances. The remaining tasks can be completed via phone and/or Skype.
NMIT student Victoria Andrew describes how she was put at ease in the audition process and friendly environment of the course:
International applicants should first apply via NMIT's International Office before arranging an audition.
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equivalent to 3 years full-time
Part-time not available to International Students
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
The vocational outcomes for students include: self-employment as an arranger, performer, composer, sound and audio engineer, songwriter, small business operator, music programmer, director, creative director, private studio teacher, community music director, sound creator and sound technician. Graduates may also gain specialist jobs in the music industry including music media, equipment, publishing and record companies.
Year 12 VCE with music (group and/or solo performance) or equivalent studies, or TAFE Advanced Diploma course in Music, or relevant industry experience that demonstrates capacity to undertake work at degree level. The selection process will be on the basis of an audition. The audition process will involve testing of music theory knowledge, instrumental or vocal technique and technical routines, performance skills, aural skills and music reading skills. Approximate AMEB level equivalent for audition: Sixth grade practical and fourth grade theory. Bachelor of Music auditions are held in late November - early December prior to entry in February. To secure an audition, please use the online booking system
Year 12 VCE with music (group and/or solo performance) or equivalent studies, or TAFE Advanced Diploma course in Music, or relevant industry experience that demonstrates capacity to undertake work at degree level. The selection process will be on the basis of an audition. The audition process will involve testing of music theory knowledge, instrumental or vocal technique and technical routines, performance skills, aural skills and music reading skills. IELTS overall band score of 6.0. Auditions and interviews may be carried out via web-teleconferencing if required for overseas applicants.
Various forms of assessment may be used including: assignments, music recitals, practical demonstrations, aural and written exams, oral presentations, folio work.
Package materials and a handbook containing the book list will be supplied upon commencement of the course.
$12,000 pa. FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. For more information on fees and charges, please contact the department.
AU$14,500.00 per year