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.
Our subject streams focus on your development as a musician:
1. Major Study: Specialised training and performance practice in both a one-on-one and group setting
2. Scholarship: Extend your understanding of music theory, history, culture and critique, and enhance your musical ear
3. Industry (ensemble): Rehearse, record and perform with a variety of chamber groups
4. Associated studies and electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more
Shape Your Degree
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:
- 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 audition.
For all other admissions criteria, please refer to the Admissions Criteria policy available here:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music (Classical) should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of classical theory and practice with depth in their chosen instrumental major and an applied understanding of theoretical principles in Western Art Music.
- Critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise classical theory and practice in their chosen instrumental major.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in their chosen instrumental major.
- Apply critical thinking and creativity and informed judgement to a range of classical performance scenarios.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately as a classical performer in a diverse range of contexts, circumstances and media.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgement in classical performance theory and practice.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in classical performance theory and practice.
- Adapt classical performance knowledge and skills to a diverse range of professional contexts.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the application of classical performance knowledge and skills for professional practice, through ongoing professional development and when working in collaborations with others.