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

Students undertake core studies in musicology, musicianship, performance, composition, music history, style, criticism, musical perception and analysis, music in its cultural and social contexts, as well as studies in musical technology, and jazz studies. 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 creative writing, dance, theatre, film, English literature, languages, history, philosophy, and media studies.

Students may also undertake study in Education concurrently to enable them to secure a professional teaching qualification, in addition to developing their competence in music.

Studying Music at UNSW

The study of Music 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 dual degree programs. It can also be taken as a major sequence with the Bachelor of Arts. High performing students have the option to complete the fourth year of the Music program as an honours year. Opportunity for postgraduate study is available in Music.

Music can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
Music Studies (Extension) Major MUSCI14054

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