• Dr Alistair Noble
  • Head of School

    Dr Alistair Noble
  • Qualification

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

AWARD: Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre)

Graduate with the ear of a musician and the imagination of an actor:


You'll also have the vision of a director and the grit of a producer


Your Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) will speak volumes:

  • Develop your vocal, acting and dancing abilities and learn how to coordinate and combine them in performance
  • Create, produce and perform devised work
  • Amplify your vocal performance through individual voice lessons and group master classes
  • Acquire deeper understanding of music, music performance processes and contexts
  • Advance your performance skills in our purpose-built learning and performance spaces
  • Be mentored by high-calibre professional practitioners in a supportive, creative environment
  • Build your creative networks and collaborate across genres
  • Graduate with a performance portfolio drawing on the multiple performance opportunities on and off the AIM campus.


Download our Program Guide for course structure and subject details.

  1. Major study: Practical skill development & performance across singing, acting, dancing and creating
  2. Theoretical studies & aural: Get a grip on music theory and history, and learn to contextualise and critique in areas of special interest
  3. Ensemble: Develop the art of group singing, culminating each year in a major AIM musical
  4. Associated studies & electives: Sharpen your focus or explore more

Elective units give you space to explore and shape your experience during the third year of your degree. You may choose to continue with Acting and Dance units, or go broader across composition, production, management, media and tech subjects from any of AIM’s major study streams.

Popular examples include:

  • Composition
  • Directing for Stage
  • Intro to Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Live Sound

Audition/Portfolio Requirements

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:

 Bachelor of Music specific admissions

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

Domestic Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria


International Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria