The Bachelor of Music in Composition builds on the knowledge and skills you gain in the Bachelor of Music. You will develop advanced skills in composition and learn through exposure to a range of musical styles, theory and literature. With project studies and work integrated learning courses, you will gain invaluable industry and professional experience.
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Music will not be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Composition. Students wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Music in Composition should apply to transfer into the program once they complete the Bachelor of Music requirements.
This program is offered full time and on-campus at South Bank.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
The following advice provides specific information about interrupting your studies in this program:
Leave of Absence: Students undertaking this program may apply for a maximum of two trimesters leave of absence and prior approval must be obtained by submitting an online Leave of Absence application form to a Griffith Student Centre. 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.
As a graduate composer, your career options include writing or arranging for film, plays, television, concert performance, musical theatre or in new technology multimedia.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 31.5||$393.75||$31,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 29.5||$368.75||$29,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.