Bachelor of Music in Composition

Program code

1414

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Admission requirements

  • Completed Bachelor of Music with 5 in Composition Study 6B

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Offered in

Trimester 1

Why choose this program?

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.

Attendance information

This program is offered full time and on-campus at South Bank.

Student Income Support

From 2017, 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.

Managing interruptions

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.

My career opportunities

As a graduate composer, your career options include writing or arranging for film, plays, television, concert performance, musical theatre or in new technology multimedia.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate 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 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Music in Composition (1414)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 29.5 $368.75 $29,500.00
FEE-HELP

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.

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