AWARD: Bachelor of Music
(Composition & Music Production)
Create, perform, produce:
Craft your individual sound for tomorrow's music scene
Your Bachelor of Music (Composition and Music Production) will speak volumes:
- Compose, workshop, perform and produce your own original music in a limitless choice of genre
- Develop your unique style and sound and through one-on-one tutoring and group master classes
- Master the latest techniques to create and produce your music – including traditional and experimental approaches in composition, scoring, arranging, orchestration, recording, digital audio and post-production
- Deliver major works, from concept to professional realisation, including a commercial release and your personal showreel
- Thrive in a collaborative environment, which mimics the industry and sets you up for success
- Access state-of-the-art recording facilities – record and mix on-campus at AIM’s recording studios as you master your craft on first-class digital and analogue equipment
- Create in custom-designed production suites – creative spaces with some of the best Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), sample libraries, synthesisers, audio plugins and mastering software, at your fingertips
- Be mentored by high-calibre professionals – composers, music producers and engineers – in a supportive, creative environment. Mine their wealth of experience, connections and current industry knowledge across any musical style
Download our Program Guide for course structure and subject details.
Major study: Specialised training to help you develop your personal vision, style and sound, as well as the skills to direct, produce and engineer your music, using the latest technology
Academic studies: Dive into music history and theory to help you contextualise and critique your special areas of interest
Ensemble: The best music producers are champions at collaboration. Time to cultivate your skills
Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or branch out and explore other creative avenues
Elective units give you space to explore and shape your experience. You can fine-tune electives to sharpen your focus or choose accents across performance, production, management, media and tech subjects.
In fact, you can study electives from any of AIM’s major streams. Popular examples include:
- Acting: Imagination & the Actor
- Arts & Entertainment Law
- Audio Technology
- Digital Technology
- DJ Electronic Music
- Electronic Music
- Film & Screen Orchestration
- Foundations of Improvisation
- Guitar Skills
- Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
- Keyboard Skills
- Movement for Stage
- And many more …
Entrance by submission of portfolio containing 2 x recordings of original creative compositions. Each piece to include a credit list; containing, for example: name of composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer, etc.
Submission of work can also include: scores, lyric sheets, lead sheets if appropriate; and a short explanation of the two pieces submitted - creative inspiration, musical techniques, technical skills used.
An additional candidate interview may be requested for musicianship assessment. (see below). The interview process, if required, can be conducted in person, via video or streaming.
Composition & Music Production applicants are required to:
- provide original Certified Academic Transcripts AND copies for us to keep, of previous study (including HSC or VCE). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received;
- provide a copy of your birth certificate or passport;
- provide a resume that covers all previous musical study, experience and interests;
Please note: If you are required to attend an interview, this will include an assessment of theoretical and practical musicianship skills, as well as familiarity with standard music software tools. This will often be obvious from the digital portfolio. If you have concerns about your musicianship skills enquire about Open AIM’s Music Skills Classes, which will help you prepare. Live performances during the interview (in place of recordings) or printed scores/lyric sheets/lead sheets are not recommended, but will be considered.
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