Bachelor of Music (Musicology) 

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Explore Music’s Cultural Evolution

The Bachelor of Music (Musicology) course blends research, theory, and philosophy to investigate the cultural history of music in its various forms, and how music is influenced by culture. Discover the practices, values, and ideas to make educated claims about how different people think and feel about the world. 

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. Two items should be prepared: 

  1. An analytical essay about music or the music business. Topics may include a music artist, composer, musical 

AND one of the following: 

  • A live music performance 
  • A recorded video or audio performance 
  • A recorded original composition including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 
  • A pdf score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • An original audio mix of a musical work including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 

Find out more about auditioning at AIM. 

 

  • Have successfully completed a high school qualification; 

AND 

Applicants are required to attend an interview or live audition or provide a portfolio. Two items should be prepared: 

  1. An analytical essay about music or the music business. Topics may include a music artist, composer, musical 

AND one of the following: 

  • A live music performance 
  • A recorded video or audio performance 
  • A recorded original composition including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 
  • A pdf score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • An original audio mix of a musical work including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer)

Find out more about auditioning at AIM.

 

Fees

Indicative annual course fees: 

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

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 annual course fees:

  • Study period 1: $9,810
  • Study period 2: $9,810
  • Study period 3: $6,540

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 1401307 
Bachelor 111577B 

Why Study Musicology at AIM?

50+

Years of music education and leadership in Australia

12+

Choice of music genres to explore in depth

>6,000

Members of the AIM alumni community

Meet the Lecturers

Sam Mudie

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.
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Stephen Gray

Stephen works extensively throughout Australia as a conductor, arranger and pianist, his most recent engagements being Musical Director for Guys & Dolls (Ambassador Theatre Group), Associate Musical Director & Conductor for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical (Backrow Productions) & Dusty – The Original Pop Diva (Dusty Productions). 
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Dr. Paul Geddes

Dr. Paul Geddes is a critically acclaimed theatre practitioner, teacher and scholar. As an educator and performer he has worked for Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana National Choirs, Macquarie University and NIDA. He has an A.Mus.A in Piano and a PhD in English Literature with a thesis on the work of Stephen Sondheim.
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Louisa Rankin

A dynamic and compelling musician, Louisa Rankin’s artistry has been developed and refined over years of continued musical exploration.
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Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown is a professional bass player and teacher with a resume that’s full of impressive credits. Duncan has a Diploma in Jazz Studies (Performance) and a Graduate Diploma  (Music) from the Australian National University. 
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Ready to start your music journey?