3 years full-time, 6 years part-time


February, May, September 


Online, Melbourne, Sydney


Bachelor 075437F
Provider Code PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code 00665C 


The Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) is the ideal degree if you are a musician who would like to develop collaborative music skills and have passion to develop key knowledge in today’s entertainment management fields. This degree combines a well-balanced mix of creative and collaborative music and management practice together with practical and theoretical performance knowledge. Combined together, these will give you a head start in a competitive industry. 

The arts management areas of study include entrepreneurship, economics, business planning, digital promotions, publishing, organisational behaviour and music law.  Towards the conclusion of your award you will experience an internship that will provide opportunities for potential employment once you graduate.  

The music units include extensive ensemble and theoretical studies in areas of your choice and you can further enhance your passion for music through a huge range of musical electives from your second year onwards.  

You will develop networks of future leaders in both performance and management across all of AIM and in the industry. 

There are nine stages of learning in total. Three stages are completed each year (called a Study Period). The course has three distinct subject areas: 

  1. Management: Including units such as: Artist Management, Event Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, International and Domestic Business, Publishing, Strategic Partnership, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, Digital Marketing. 
  2. Music: Including units such as: Music Ensemble, Music Theory, Critical Studies (in depth elective studies of specific music genres). 
  3. Electives: Choose from a vast array of electives in either management or music to enhance or refine your learning. 

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence: 

  • 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

These can be submitted digitally.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Applicants may also request an interview. 

Would you like to talk about your options for entryEmail us 

The modern music industry is comprised of many different activities and roles.  At the conclusion of your course, you’ll understand the differences between these roles, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with industry professionals and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts.  You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including: 

Career Opportunities  

  • Artist Manager 
  • A&R Manager 
  • Music Publisher 
  • Concert, Tour & Festival Promoter 
  • Entertainment Publicist 
  • Event Manager 
  • Recording Artist 
  • Marketing & Sales 
  • Performer 
  • Producer
  • Venue Manager

Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed
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To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

Academic Lecturer
In a career spanning 30 years, David Rogerson has experienced every facet of the radio and media communications industry. He has seen action as a Group Program Director, a National Marketing Manager and Company Director. He was most recently the Group Director for Programming and Content at Grant Broadcasters.
Employability and Placement Partner
Margaret has more than twenty years of experience working in tertiary and performing arts education. She has taught at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), The Actors College of Theatre & Television (ACTT), Bond University and – for the past ten years – AIM. 
Academic Lecturer
Anastasia Fai is a leading Australian entrepreneur and company director. A graduate of AIM herself, she also has an MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Academic Lecturer
Matto Lucas is an Australian artist, photographer, creator, curator and art facilitator working within mixed and digital media, with a preference for photography and performance. In 2013 Lucas was awarded a Lifetime Membership to Midsumma for his continuous work and commitment as a visual artist within the LGBTQI community.
Academic Lecturer
April Albert is an international performer, theatre maker and academic. As an artist, she specialises in creating politically engaged performance in a range of contexts and settings. Her solo performance work explores how the historical and cultural resonates in our current social and political experiences.


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“I’m not scared to go out into the real world and put the things I’ve learnt into practice, because I’ve already done them at AIM 

Mariana Garcia
Bachelor of Music - Arts Management

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