The School of Music provides different study options and practical experiences for students depending on their musical background and chosen undergraduate degree.

Students are encouraged to participate in musical activities as a component of their formal studies and also as a cooperative contribution to the musical life of the University and its surrounding community.

Before enrolling, please carefully consider which degree offering is best for you, keeping in mind your particular interests and your anticipated career opportunities.

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is a four year degree intended for students wishing to pursue a professional career in music, and integrates the development of practical skills with theoretical and historical musical knowledge. In the first two years of the program, all students take practical study in their chosen instrument or the human voice, as well as courses in music history, techniques and aural training, plus electives from popular music or other courses. Students then choose from a range of majors and minors in various fields of music to complete their studies.

2017 BMus(Hons) Study Plan

2016 BMus(Hons) Study Plan

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is available as a dual degree with the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

2017 BMus(Hons)/BA Study Plan  2017 BMus(Hons)/BEd(Sec) Study Plan  2017 BMus(Hons)/BSc Study Plan

2016 BMus(Hons)/BA Study Plan  2016 BMus(Hons)/BEd(Sec) Study Plan  2016 BMus(Hons)/BSc Study Plan

For more information, see the Bachelor of Music (Honours) on the Courses and Progams website. 

Bachelor of Arts in Music or Popular Music

The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible three year degree that allows students to choose from more than 40 fields of study, including Music and Popular Music.

The Bachelor of Arts is available as a dual degree with many other Bachelor degrees, including the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

2017 BA(Music)/BEd(Sec) Study Plan

2016 BA(Music)/BEd(Sec) Study Plan

For more information, see the Bachelor of Arts on the Courses and Progams website.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Music

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is a one year degree that follows the Bachelor of Arts degree and develops core skills and knowledge in theory and research in the student's chosen field, of which Music is an option. Students require a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.8 to be eligible to enrol in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the field of Music.

For more information, see the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) on the Courses and Progams website.

Diploma in Music Performance

The Diploma in Music Performance is offered concurrently with any other UQ Bachelors program. The Diploma provides an excellent opportunity for students to maintain or develop their interests and skills in music ensemble training, including participation in ensemble rehearsals and performances.

For more information, see the Diploma in Music Performance on the Courses and Programs website.