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 …
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
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music (Composition and Music Production) should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of Composition and Music Production theory and practice, with depth and applied understanding in their chosen Creative specialisation.
- Critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise Composition and Music Production 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 creative scenarios.
- Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately as a composer and music producer, in a diverse range of contexts, circumstances and media.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgment in Composition and Music Production theory and practice.
- Demonstrate initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in Composition and Music Production theory and practice.
- Adapt Composition and Music Production knowledge and skills to a diverse range of professional contexts.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the application of Composition and Music Production knowledge and skills for professional practice, through ongoing professional development and when working in collaborations with others.