BACHELOR OF MUSIC – CONTEMPORARY

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Melbourne, Sydney

CODES

Bachelor 075441K
Provider Code: PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code: 0665C

About

Launch your career journey in the music industry with a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) at AIM. This course is perfect if you’re an instrumentalist or vocalist looking to take your technical, performance and musicianship skills to a professional level. 

The degree combines core topics such as theory, musicianship, arts management and recording to help you develop your knowledge and technical ability. 

At AIM, we recognise the variety of styles and genres within contemporary music. You’ll develop your unique sound while exploring areas of interest: songwriting, composition, second instrument studies, digital audio, and more. You’ll create and deliver major performance works, from concept to professional realisation. 

You’ll become immersed in the AIM creative community with plenty of opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of talented peers. You’ll have the chance to play live and record with your fellow students.  

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Melbourne, Sydney

CODES

Bachelor 075441K
Provider Code: PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code: 0665C

CODES

Bachelor 075441K
Provider Code: PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code: 0665C

The modern music industry comprises many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll be able to communicate effectively as a contemporary musician 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: 

  • Musician 
  • Songwriter 
  • Composer 
  • Live Performer  
  • Arranger 
  • Music Supervisor 
  • Private Music Tutor 
  • Secondary Music Teacher 
  • Session Performer 
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Sound Designer


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

Major study:  Immerse yourself in specialised individual lessons, group masterclasses, training and performance practice to develop your craft, culminating in a 40-minute graduation performance.  

Scholarship:  Study music theory and develop a deeper understanding of your favourite musical genres. 

Ensemble:  Collaborate and cultivate your skills in group jam sessions, leading to live performances. 

Associated Studies & Electives:  Sharpen your focus and hone your skills through a vast array of elective choices, helping to define the direction of your career. 

Portfolio and Audition 

To apply to study at AIM, you’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 enquiries@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.

Need Further Information? View Entry Requirements.


Would you like to talk about your options for entry? Email us
enquiries@aim.edu.au

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Melbourne, Sydney

CODES

Bachelor 075441K
Provider Code: PRV12050
CRICOS Provider Code: 0665C

CODES

Bachelor 075441K
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.

  • Alice Bennett

    Academic Lecturer

    Alice Bennett is a Melbourne-based flautist with a keen interest in contemporary Australian music and exploratory improvisation. After completing a Bachelor of Music with Honours at Monash University, Alice travelled to Austria for the impuls 8th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music.
  • 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.
  • Jeremy Sawkins

    Academic Lecturer

    Sydney-based guitarist Jeremy Sawkins has been an active member of the Australian music community since the late 1970’s. As well as being a composer/bandleader, Jeremy has shared the stage and recording studios with Jackie Orszacsky, Tina Harrod, Tom Burlinson, Grace Knight, Darren Percival, Katie Noonan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Wendy Matthews, Lloyd Swanton, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Monica Trapaga and many more.

QUESTIONS?

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

or email us at enquiries@aim.edu.au

“My favourite thing about AIM was the networking. It introduces you to so many people that are doing so many different things. It was such a good community, everybody welcomed you in…it was a very exciting place to be!”

Tamika
Tamika Stanton
Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) Graduate

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