Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts


CRICOS course code: 106893K
Level of study: Undergraduate

A career in music and the creative and performing arts offers an exciting future within the rapidly evolving creative arts industries. Enhance your skills, discover new opportunities, and fast track your creative career through practical and creative learning.
Practitioners in the creative and performing arts industry need to be highly collaborative, combining a variety of technical skills in creative thinking, design, music, performance, production and writing. At the University of Newcastle, you’ll learn from leading industry specialists and practitioners to develop your professional skills and networks as you transition into your career.
Study the context of music and the creative and performing arts and their unique value to society at large. Our Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts degree prepares graduates to become performance artists, songwriters, composers, directors, producers, scenographers theatre experience makers and teachers, enabling them to take on diverse professional roles across the creative industries.
Why study with us?
Hands-on training in dedicated creative spaces. Use advanced music technologies within our City Precinct’s cutting-edge facilities.
Real-world opportunities to showcase your performance skills. Collaborate with industry, attend world-class creative practitioners and performers and build strong networks to help launch your creative career.
Become equipped with skills for a contemporary workforce. Undertake fundamental courses in digital media, music, performing arts, production, and research that will prepare you for the contemporary and future workforce.
What you will study
Your studies in our Music and the Creative and Performing Arts degree will enable you to successfully navigate and build your career in the music and the performing arts industry. With flexible study options, you can tailor your degree by selecting one or two majors in Music Performance, Song writing and Production, or the Performing Arts.
The University of Newcastle’s music and creative and performing arts degree enables collaboration between performers, writers and producers. It also encourages engagement in live music and stage performance combined with studio production through creative project-based assessment. You will have opportunities to showcase your work in a variety of venues and presentation styles, as well as collaborate on projects with peers across the performing arts, music, creative writing, composition and creative production.
The degree offers a wide range of courses in areas suited to your own interests across the School of Creative Industries and the University. Depending on your chosen major/s, examples of what you will study include –
Creative and Performing Arts
Entering and Engaging in the Music Industry
Music Performance
Music Recording and Production Techniques
Music Research and Communication
Music Sound and Visual Media
Music Teaching and Pedagogy
Songwriting and Production
Sound and Lighting
Career opportunities
Studying the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Newcastle prepares you for a career as a professional musician, composer, songwriter, music producer, as well as opens avenues to work in the broader creative industries. In fact, most music professionals have completed a bachelor’s degree.

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