The Composition major encourages composition in all styles. You have the opportunity to work through all phases of the composition process, from first ideas, through to completion of a professionally presented score, to interaction with performers in rehearsals culminating in public performance.
You will receive individual tuition, acquiring skills in instrumental and vocal writing, orchestration, electro-acoustic music, professional score presentation, rehearsal skills and concert management. You will be encouraged to develop your own personal and original voice.
The works of our composition students are regularly performed by Conservatorium students and ensembles, as well as through professional workshops and opportunities.
The Composition major can be your pathway to a range of employment
options within a musical portfolio career, including:
- Concert music composer
- Film scorer
- Electro-acoustic sound artist
- Audio technician
- Arranger or typesetter
- Music administrator
- Music teacher
- Music producer or sound engineer
- Radio broadcaster or programmer
- Festival director.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Music
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. 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 based on talent as well as academic performance. Applicants must complete an audition and musicianship test. Repertoire presented at AMEB Grade 7 standard for instrumentalists and Grade 5 for singers, generally makes for a competitive audition. These standards are an indication only. AMEB examinations are not a prerequisite for entry.