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Develop knowledge about the many social and historical meanings of music.

You'll explore the written and aural complexities of music, and approach the study of Western music in an engaging way.

This major focuses on employability through numerous partnerships with performing arts organisations, festivals and internship programs.

Graduate career options include professional musician and other roles in education, festivals and events, arts administration, publishing, media and writing.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Performing musician
  • Music teacher
  • Music producer
  • Music director
  • Arts administrator
  • Conductor
  • Record label administrator

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Western Art Music 1700-1900: Approaches and Concepts
  • Musicianship 1
  • Contemporary Art Music
  • Musicology and Early Music

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