AWARD: Bachelor of Music (Classical)
From unlimited potential to professional excellence:
Take your performance to the next level
Your Bachelor of Music (Classical) will speak volumes:
- Extend your performance ability and musical knowledge through dynamic training with industry professionals
- Enhance your instrumental and collaborative skills through individual lectures, group master classes and ensembles
- Enjoy extensive performance opportunities in AIM’s concert facilities
- Record your performance in cutting-edge audio facilities
- Immerse yourself in the history and culture of classical music
- Be guided by experienced, professional musicians in a supportive, creative environment
Download our Program Guide for course structure and subject details.
Major study: Specialised training and performance practice
Academic studies: Extend your understanding of music theory, history, culture and critique, and enhance your musical ear
Ensemble: Rehearse, record and perform with a variety of chamber groups
Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more
Elective units provide freedom and opportunity to broaden your learning experience. Units can be selected from any AIM Department, enabling you to specialise according to your personal interests.
Popular examples include:
- Acting: Imagination & the Actor
- Audio Technology
- Body Awareness & Psychology of Performance
- Digital Technology
- DJ Electronic Music
- Film & Screen Orchestration
- Foundations of Improvisation
- Guitar Skills
- Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
- Keyboard Skills
- Teaching Techniques
and many more …
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:
- A live performance (to be performed during the interview)
- A recorded visual or audio performance
- A recorded original composition
- A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
- A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
- An audio mix of a musical work
Applicants may choose to provide a combination of evidence e.g. a live performance of an existing work and a recording of an original track.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
NSW Year 12
Applicants must have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate in the last 2 years and completed a minimum of English Standard. Note that any result below a Band 3 in English Standard may require further assessment.
Victorian Year 12
Applicants must have completed an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate in the last 2 years; for VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students; Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language -satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.
VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning): The completion of senior VCAL will be recognized for entry into the Diploma of Music providing the audition requirements are met. Audition requirements are listed below.
For all other admissions criteria, please refer to the Admissions Criteria policy available here:
For more information on the specific entry and admissions processes relevant to your program of interest and your student status, please follow the links below