Bachelor of Music - Contemporary


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Program Description

Master your musician skills. Perfect your performance as a solo and collaborative artist.

Your Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) will speak volumes:

  • Write, workshop, perform, produce and record your own music
  • Amplify your skills through individual tutoring and group master classes
  • Tap into a rich diversity of genres, styles, and sounds
  • Enjoy regular performances in a concert environment
  • Perform live at a significant music venue with your band
  • Collaborate with a serious mix of fellow musicians who will help you explore and expand your skills and sound
  • Excel in your theory and aural musicianship, and immerse yourself in the history and culture of music
  • Be mentored by high-calibre professional musicians in a supportive, creative environment. Learn from experts who personally know what it takes to break into the music scene and sustain a career

Subject streams

  1. Major study: Specialised training and performance practice to develop your instrument/vocals, culminating in a 40-minute graduation recital
  2. Academic studies: Hone in on music theory and your favorite sounds: contemporary, jazz, baroque, classical, romantic, avant-garde, music theatre, film, roots music, world music or Latin music – the choice is yours
  3. Ensemble: Collaborate and cultivate your skills in group jam sessions, leading to live performances
  4. Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more


“My favorite thing about AIM was the networking. It introduces you to so many people that are doing so many different things. It was such a good community, everybody welcomed you was a very exciting place to be” TAMIKA STANTONBachelor of Music (Contemporary) GraduateElective units give you space to explore and shape your experience. If an area of specialty is calling, you can answer with electives in the same key. Or you can use this space to mix things up across composition, performance, production, management, media, and tech. In fact, you can choose electives from any of AIM’s major study streams.

Popular examples include:

  • Arranging
  • Arts & Entertainment Law
  • Audio Technology
  • Conducting
  • Digital Workstation Operation
  • DJ Electronic Music
  • Film & Screen Orchestration
  • Foundations of Improvisation
  • Guitar Skills
  • Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Live Performance
  • Movement for Stage
  • Recording Performance
  • Songwriting
  • Stagecraft Techniques
  • Synthesis
  • Teaching Techniques

And many more ...

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent via the alternative pathway
  • English Language Proficiency IELTS 6.0 (International Students only)
  • Portfolio submission and Audition / Interview (if required)
  • Supporting documents: - identification (passport or birth certificate)
  • Resume summarising prior performance experience

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Arranger
  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Conductor
  • Composer
  • Live Performer
  • Musician
  • Music Supervisor
  • Private Music Tutor
  • Secondary Music Teacher
  • Session Performer
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Sound Designer
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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