3 years full-time, 6 years part-time


February, May, September


Online, Melbourne, Sydney


Bachelor 075440M
Provider Code: PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code: 0665C


In this course you’ll develop your unique sound across diverse musical genres and styles. You will create and deliver major works, from concept to professional realisation, including a commercial release and your own industry ready, personal showreel.  

You’ll study through a combination of one-on-one tutoring and group master classes in composition, actively engaging in scoring, arranging, orchestration, recording, digital audio and post-production. You will learn theoretical and technical skills in all aspects of creative musicianship to support you as you progress. 

At the conclusion of the course, you will have a wide range of knowledge of Composition and Music Production theory to allow you to work across diverse areas, be able to communicate effectively as a composer and producer. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities include custom-designed production suites containing Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), sample libraries, synthesisers, audio plugins and mastering software. Master your craft on first-class digital and analogue equipment. 

Major study:  Immerse yourself in specialised compositional and production 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   

Scholarship:  Dive into the heart of music to help you contextualise and critique your special areas of interest. 

Ensemble:The best music producers are champions at collaboration. You will have many opportunities to work with others.  

Associated Studies & Electives:Sharpen your focus or branch out and explore other creative avenues. 

Portfolio and Audition 

To apply to study at AIMyou’ll need to provide us with a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following: 

  •  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, for example a live performance of an existing work and a recording of an original track. You may also be required to attend an interview. 

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Completion of Secondary Studies 

 To gain entry into AIM’s undergraduate programs, you’ll need to satisfy the selection criteria outlined below.  

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (or its overseas equivalent as assessed by DET) in the past 2 years OR 
  • Satisfactory completion the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma qualification in the past 2 years OR 
  • Applicants who completed their senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) more than 2 years ago will be assessed on the basis of work and life experience.  

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 will be able to communicate effectively as a contemporary musician and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including: 

  • Arranger 
  • DJ 
  • Electronic Musician 
  • Film & TV Composer 
  • Instrumental Composer 
  • Games Music Composer 
  • Live Performer 
  • Music Producer 
  • Recording Engineer 
  • Songwriter 
  • Sound Designer 
  • Studio Musician 

 Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed  View Career Opportunities


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

Academic Lecturer
Ken Francis has been a musician since his teens. Ken has played guitar in rock, jazz, pop & R&B bands and toured with acts including Air Supply, Sharon O’Neill, Matt Finish, Rick Price and Tommy Emmanuel.
Academic Lecturer
Meghann O’Neill teaches videogame music courses at The Australian Institute of Music and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Meghann composes music for games, the most recent being emergent stealth game, Wildfire.  
Academic Lecturer
Jonathan Dower is a composer, musician and producer with extensive experience in the film, music, art, theatre and advertising industries. Jonathan’s primetime TV credits include Packed to the Rafters, Bondi Rescue, Cybershack, Embedded and About Men.  
Academic Lecturer
Andrew Batterham is an Australian composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. His music has been performed, recorded and broadcast in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA, by artists ranging from jazz legend James Morrison to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Academic Lecturer
Daniel Wallace-Crabbe has worked as a lecturer at AIM since 2008. He is also a casual lecturer/ tutor at Sydney University. Daniel is a composer/arranger and performer, who works across many different styles of music: from Cuban jazz, Argentine tango to contemporary classical.
Associate Head of Learning and Teaching
Greg is well respected as an outstanding educator at tertiary level. He is passionate about supporting students through their musical journey, specialising in first year student studies and teaching piano and commencing theory courses.
Academic Lecturer/ESOL and Foundation Lecturer
Jason Weir is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with over 25 years experience as a session musician, band member, songwriter, composer and producer. A veteran of over 1500 professional shows, he has played The London Forum, The Marquee Club, Maleny/Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, Splendor In the Grass, The Espy, The Basement and many more.
Head of Pathways and Engagement
Julian has been active for 30 years, both nationally and internationally in the creative arts and has extensive experience in tertiary and secondary education, in Jazz and commercial performance, composition, musical direction and management.
Associate Head of Learning and Teaching
Josh Kyle is a highly respected faculty member at AIM’s Melbourne campus. His varied approach to music-making has seen him involved with many different musical experiences and settings. He has released four albums under his own name.
Academic Lecturer
Dr Mark Oliveiro is a graduate and distinguished alumnus of the Sydney Conservatorium, the College of Music, the University of North Texas and the School of Music of Indiana University. As well as working as an academic lecturer at AIM, Mark is a composer with diverse extra-musical interests including history, mythology and ancient literature.
Academic Lecturer
Robert John Sedky is a Melbourne-based musician and composer. While his first passion is composition, he has worked extensively as a session player, producer and solo recording artist.
Associate Head of Teaching and Learning
Sam was a founding member of the nine-piece band Hipnosis performing, coordinating and arranging a wide cross section of music from in venues, corporate functions and weddings in a full-time capacity.
Academic Lecturer
Scott Saunders has had a remarkable musical career as a composer, performer, musical director, producer and educator.
Academic Lecturer
Vincent Giles is an experimental composer; a tinkerer with acoustic and electronic sound in the context of concert music, electronic music, installation, and performance.
Academic Lecturer
Dr. Carlos Lopez Charles is a composer, sound designer, and programmer specialising in the creation of interactive visual music. He holds a PhD and a Masters degree from the Paris 8 University (France), and a Bachelor degree from the Escuela Superior de Musica (Mexico).
Academic Lecturer
Andrew Smith is a Sydney-based saxophonist at the forefront of classical saxophone in Australia. Andrew was awarded both a B.Mus (Hons) and M.Mus from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Head of Learning and Teaching
Dr. Gary Holgate is a highly qualified music academic and a seasoned musician. As an upright and electric bass player, Gary has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists including Kevin Hunt, Grace Knight, Bill Risby, Joy Yates and Dave MacRae as well as his own band Jazz Nouveau.
Academic Lecturer
Daryl McKenzie is a composer, arranger, trombonist and conductor. Daryl’s undergraduate studies in music were at the Victorian College of the Arts and North Texas State University. He holds a Master of Education (Music) from RMIT University.


Call our admissions team on 02 9219 5444 or 03 8610 4241

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When interacting with my teachers they always helped me to achieve my goals and push me to think outside the box.

Arvinder Singh
Bachelor of Music (Composition & Music Production) Student

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