Bachelor of Music (Creative Technology)

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Unleash Your Creativity

The Bachelor of Music (Creative Technology) is more than a traditional audio engineering program. You will go beyond the recording studio combining proven theory with practical experience as you record and create music in unique ways, helping you become a successful audio practitioner and to launch a fulfilling career. 

Course Overview

Campus

Melbourne and Sydney

Durations

9 Study Periods (3 years) or 6 Study Periods (2 year fast-track), or equivalent part-time

Start Date

February, May, September

  • Week 1: 5 Feb – 9 Feb 
  • Week 7 Study Break: 18 Mar – 22 Mar 
  • Week 13 Assessment Week: 29 Apr – 3 May 
  • Week 1: 27 May – 31 May 
  • Week 7 Study Break: 8 Jul – 12 Jul 
  • Week 13 Assessment Week: 19 Aug – 23 Aug 
  • Week 1: 9 Sep – 13 Sep 
  • Week 7 Study Break: 21 Oct – 28 Oct 
  • Week 13 Assessment Week: 2 Dec – 6 Dec 

Entry Requirements

School leaver applicants must:

  • Have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent);

AND

View entry requirements for applicants with tertiary study and mature-age applicants.

Applicants are required to attend an interview or live audition or provide a portfolio of two contrasting pieces. At least one of these pieces should be: 

  • An original composition score including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer). This may be a recorded original, a PDF or handwritten 
  • An original audio mix of a musical work including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 

The other item may include: 

  • A live or recorded video or audio performance 
  • An analytical essay about music or the music business. Topics may include a music artist, composer, musical work, genre, or aspect of the music business. 

Find out more about auditioning at AIM.

 

  • Have successfully completed a high school qualification; 

AND 

Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two contrasting pieces. At least one of these pieces should be: 

  • An original composition score including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer). This may be a recorded original, a PDF or handwritten 
  • An original audio mix of a musical work including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 

The other item may include: 

  • A live or recorded video or audio performance 
  • An analytical essay about music or the music business. Topics may include a music artist, composer, musical work, genre, or aspect of the music business. 

Find out more about auditioning at AIM. 

 

Fees

Indicative fees per year (3 year):

  • Study period 1: $8,370
  • Study period 2: $8,370
  • Study period 3: $5,580

Indicative total course fee: $66,960

 

Indicative fees per year (2 year)

  • Study period 1: $11,160
  • Study period 2: $11,160
  • Study period 3: $11,160

Indicative total course fee: $66,960

 

* Fees provided are indicative only and are subject to change by AIM without notice.

 

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For more information view the AIM’s Undergraduate fees or visit the Fees & Finance page.

 

Indicative total course fee: $78,480

 

* Fees provided are indicative only and are subject to change by AIM without notice.

 

For more information view the AIM’s Undergraduate fees or visit the Fees & Finance page.

 

Codes

CRS 1401311 
Bachelor 111590E  

Why Study Creative Technology at AIM?

50+

Years of music education and leadership in Australia

>25

Choice of electives to tailor your course

>6,000

Members of the AIM alumni community

Keiran Bowdidge 

Assistant Audio Engineer, Triple J 

“My years at AIM helped me to gain essential knowledge in audio to start a career in professional sound” 
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Meet the Lecturers

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Adrian Bolland

Adrian Bolland is one of Australia’s most experienced and celebrated audio experts. As a producer, engineer and mixer, he’s been credited with a long list of hit singles and albums for artists such as The Divinyls, Slim Dusty, The Little River Band, Leo Sayer, Vince Jones, Gangajang, The Rockmelons, Celibate Rifles,  Severed Heads, Margaret Urlich and many others. In 1993 he won the ARIA Award for Engineer of the Year.
Learn more Adrian Bolland
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Ben Wood

Ben has been working in the music industry for over 25 years, learning his trade in some of the biggest studios in London (Nomis, Townhouse). As an engineer and producer, he has worked with artists such as Béyonce, Kylie Minogue, The Libertines, Middle Kids, H.E.R and Mick Jagger.
Learn more Ben Wood
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Sam Mentink

Sam Mentink has been making music and DJing since the early 2000s. Known for high-energy techno, Sam has performed across both Australasia and Europe
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Glen Phimister

Glen Phimister is a highly experienced audio engineer who has worked with some of the greatest artists in Australian and international music. He started his career in the early 70s at London’s legendary Trident Studios, assisting a steady stream of major acts such as Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Harry Neilson.
Learn more Glen Phimister

Ready to start your music journey?