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Music and Music Education
 Music and Music Education


The study of Music at UNSW enables students to develop their musicianship and musical skills for professional work in areas as diverse as performance, private teaching, broadcasting, recording, arts administration, concert planning, music and general arts journalism, arranging and composition.

Students undertake core studies in musicology, musicianship and performance, music history, style, musical perception and analysis, music in its cultural contexts, as well as studies in musical technology, jazz studies and composition. At the same time, students have enough flexibility in their program to enable them to combine music studies with substantial work in a related discipline such as theatre, film, languages, English literature and language, history, or philosophy.

Music Education is also offered at UNSW. This program is designed to enable students to secure a professional teaching qualification, in addition to developing their competence in music.

Studying Music and Music Education at UNSW

The study of Music and Music Education is primarily through the School of The Arts and Media. At the undergraduate level, music is available within the Bachelor of Music program and related combined degree programs. It can also be taken as a major sequence with the Bachelor of Arts. The School offers a Bachelor of Music Education program and also a Diploma in Music. An Honours program is also available. Opportunities for postgraduate study are available in both Music and Music Education.

Music and Music Education can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Plan
Music Major MUSCB13402

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