Bachelor of Music
Everything you need to know about Change of Preference
Develop your musical skills, thinking and creativity through a rich choice of study areas, experiences, career outcomes and graduate pathways.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) is based at the University’s Parkville campus. It offers outstanding teaching and performance facilities. You will take classes at both Parkville and Southbank, allowing you to enjoy the residential, learning and social facilities at Parkville, as well as the artistic community and first-class facilities at Southbank.
Join a community of excellence
Our students and graduates are recognised in Australia and overseas as leaders in their chosen artistic disciplines.
Visiting Master Teachers
The MCM has strong relationships with local and national industry organisations, creating unique opportunities for collaborative work and performance. We also regularly welcome national and international visiting artists.
Support while you learn
The MCM is one of the most richly endowed music institutions in Australia. We have an extensive range of fee remission and bursary scholarships, prizes and awards available to both our current students and recent graduates. Some scholarships are awarded directly to high-achieving students by the MCM, and others are offered by application and evaluated on merit or financial need.
Participate in an extensive practical program offering one-to-one instrumental/vocal tuition and regular master-classes with national and international visiting artists.
There is 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.
- You’ll love the Conservatorium’s active concert life, with regular lunchtime and evening concerts by students, professionals, and visiting artists.
Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)
The Bachelor of Music features a common first year experience which focuses on:
- Performance skills
- Historical, theoretical and contextual studies
- Aural studies
- Applied music skills.
From second year, you can choose to focus your studies in one of the following areas of specialisation:
Chancellor’s Scholars Program
The Chancellor’s Scholars Program offers very high-achieving students at Melbourne a guaranteed place in the graduate program of their choice, along with a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Music
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2014. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows eligible students to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. i
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL.
Selection into the Bachelor of Music is talent-based. Applicants must complete an audition and musicianship test. For your audition to be at a competitive standard, it is recommended that the repertoire you perform be at the equivalent standard of Grade 7 AMEB (Grade 8 ABRSM) on your instrument or Grade 5 AMEB for voice.
All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.
Once you've graduated from this degree, you can choose to undertake further study to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas: