Bachelor of Music - Composition & Music Production


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Program Description

Create, Perform, Produce: Craft Your Individual Sound for Tomorrow's Music Scene

Your Bachelor of Music (Composition and Music Production) will speak volumes:

  • Compose, workshop, perform and produce your own original music in a limitless choice of genre
  • Develop your unique style and sound and through one-on-one tutoring and group master classes
  • Master the latest techniques to create and produce your music – including traditional and experimental approaches in composition, scoring, arranging, orchestration, recording, digital audio and post-production
  • Deliver major works, from concept to professional realization, including a commercial release and your personal showreel
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment, which mimics the industry and sets you up for success
  • Access state-of-the-art recording facilities – record and mix on-campus at AIM’s recording studios as you master your craft on first-class digital and analogue equipment
  • Create in custom-designed production suites – creative spaces with some of the best Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), sample libraries, synthesizers, audio plugins, and mastering software, at your fingertips
  • Be mentored by high-caliber professionals – composers, music producers, and engineers – in a supportive, creative environment. Mine their wealth of experience, connections and current industry knowledge across any musical style

Subject streams

  1. Major study: Specialised training to help you develop your personal vision, style, and sound, as well as the skills to direct, produce and engineer your music, using the latest technology
  2. Academic studies: Dive into music history and theory to help you contextualize and critique your special areas of interest
  3. Ensemble: The best music producers are champions at collaboration. Time to cultivate your skills
  4. Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or branch out and explore other creative avenues


Elective units give you space to explore and shape your experience. You can fine-tune electives to sharpen your focus or choose accents across performance, production, management, media, and tech subjects.

In fact, you can study electives from any of AIM’s major streams. Popular examples include:

  • Acting: Imagination & the Actor
  • Arranging
  • Arts & Entertainment Law
  • Audio Technology
  • Conducting
  • Digital Technology
  • DJ Electronic Music
  • Electronic Music
  • Film & Screen Orchestration
  • Foundations of Improvisation
  • Guitar Skills
  • Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Movement for Stage

And many more …

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent via an alternative pathway
  • English Language Proficiency IELTS 6.0 (International Students only)
  • Portfolio submission and Interview (if required)
  • Supporting documents: - identification (passport or birth certificate)
  • Resume covering music experience

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Arranger
  • DJ
  • Electronic Musician
  • Film & TV Composer
  • Instrumental Composer
  • Live Performer
  • Music Producer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Songwriter
  • Studio Musician
Last updated Sep 2019

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About the School

Building on 50 years as an education provider, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest tertiary music institution.

Building on 50 years as an education provider, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest tertiary music institution. Read less
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