BACHELOR OF MUSIC – COMPOSITION & PRODUCTION

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Online, Melbourne, Sydney

CODES

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

About

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. 

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Online, Melbourne, Sydney

ENTRY

CODES

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

ENTRY

CODES

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

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

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. 

Want to speak to someone about the audition requirements? Email us at enquires@aim.edu.au

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 enquiries@aim.edu.au 

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Online, Melbourne, Sydney

ENTRY

CODES

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

ENTRY

CODES

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

Lecturers

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

  • Julian Gough

    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.
  • Jason Weir

    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.
  • Andrew Batterham

    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.

QUESTIONS?

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

or email us at enquiries@aim.edu.au

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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