Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry)

RMIT University

Program Overview

Take your love of the music industry to a new level!Study in the heart of Melbourne, the exciting music capital of Australia and home to thriving local scenes, buskers, bars, clubs, theatres and festivals. You will learn about key music technologies, global music cultures, popular music scenes, music business practice and live music performance.The Bachelor of Arts (Music Industry) is a one-of-a-kind degree that is renowned for its blend of project-based work and academic study. You’ll have opportunities to pursue your own interests, such as creative music-making with Ableton Live, in addition to developing your critical thinking and problem solving skills. In your final year of study, you’ll undertake an internship at a music industry organisation that suits your career aspirations, giving you work experience before you graduate.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,600


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Music: People and Practices
  • Music: Performance and Production
  • Music: Style and Genre
  • Music in Popular Culture
  • Music: Global Perspectives
  • Music: Career Pathways
  • Music: Major Project

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 33,600 annually, to study in RMIT University.

Graduates are employed in a variety of areas within the music industries and the broader creative industries. Completion of the degree offers you the opportunity to find employment in these industries through industry-based projects and placements.

RMIT students experience a high level of employment upon graduation due to their professional skill level. This degree provides a broad overview of the music industries, and the type of career this qualification leads to may include:

  • artist manager
  • broadcaster or podcaster
  • concert manager or promotor
  • digital music producer/composer
  • music administrator
  • music distributor
  • music event manager
  • music policy advisor
  • music writer/journalist
  • performer
  • private music educator
  • recording artist
  • sound designer
  • sound/studio engineer
  • teacher
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