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Composition, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #42 (QS) ,
The Composition program at the University of Sydney is perfect for you if you want to become a professional composer and specialise in music for the concert hall.

About

The staff of the Composition program at the University of Sydney are some of Australia’s most gifted and widely recognised composers, working across instrumental, vocal, electronic and electroacoustic music.

Course opportunities

You will receive individual lessons along with studies in:

  • compositional techniques and analysis
  • music technology skills
  • music theory and aural training
  • historical and cultural studies

Career Pathways

  • concert music composer
  • electroacoustic music composer
  • film/tv composer
  • arts curator
  • artistic director
  • music researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for domestic students
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you'll study 

  • The Bachelor of Music (Composition) offers study in both traditional and electroacoustic music areas, including computer music, digital music and sound art.
  • In addition, you will complete core studies in analysis, composer performance workshop, composition through improvisation, history and culture, and music skills (aural perception, harmony and analysis, music technology and sound recording).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

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  • Minimum required score:

    565

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 052452G
  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  • To make a course application to UAC (or direct to USyd for certain international students),
  • Submit a portfolio and register for an audition or interview

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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