Bachelor of Popular Music

Program code

1196

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Offered in

For Continuing Students Only

Why choose this program?

From 2019, Popular Music will be a major in the Bachelor of Music (1419) program.

The Bachelor of Popular Music is a student entrepreneur driven program which provides pathways for students to pursue careers in a wide range of areas, from independent musician, to commercial songwriter and composer for moving image, to artist and events manager.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Popular Music Program is offered full-time on campus at the Gold Coast campus.

As a full-time student you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

The program's on-campus recording facilities are available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and most students use these facilities extensively to complete the recorded work associated with the program. This self-directed work is additional to scheduled class time.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Managing interruptions

Leave of Absence:
Students undertaking this program may apply for a maximum of two trimesters Leave of Absence and prior approval must be obtained. First year Conservatorium students will not normally be granted leave of absence except on compassionate grounds.

Readmission:
Students seeking readmission to this program require approval from the Program Director. If readmission is sought for Trimester 1, application should be made by the first week of August in the previous year. For readmission to Trimester 2, application should be made at least three months prior to the commencement of that trimester. An audition may be required.

My career opportunities

Depending on which major you choose to follow, graduates of the Bachelor of Popular Music will find employment opportunities in large music industry organisations and the entertainment industry as well as the education sector. Our graduates will pursue careers including independent popular music artists, events and artist managers, composers for film, TV and games, audio engineers and producers, and music teachers.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Popular Music (1196)

Year of study Fee category/Band Flat fee
2020 Withdrawn UGRD (INT) $0.00
2019 Withdrawn UGRD (INT) $0.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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