Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
The Bachelor of Arts Music Industry program provides an innovative approach to the study of music in local and global contexts.
Studying in the centre of Melbourne exposes you to thriving local scenes, buskers, bars, clubs, theatres and festivals, in the exciting music capital of Australia.
Through your studies you will explore contemporary trends and issues through a combination of practical, project-based work and academic, theoretical study. You will also learn about key music technologies, global music cultures, popular music scenes, music business practice and live music performance.
Beyond the specifics of the music industries, you will also investigate broader cultural, social and historical perspectives by undertaking a sequence of contextual courses.
Students are prepared for a variety of careers within the music industries and the broader creative industries.
Graduates in this program can expect to work in a diverse range of roles, including artist management, live sound engineering, journalism and teaching.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Course content is delivered by experienced academic staff with many years of industry and research experience. Our on-going teaching staff have first-hand knowledge and experience of music performance, studio recording, international touring, music journalism, event coordination and music business. In addition, the program employs guest lecturers and sessional tutors from cultural organisations, arts bodies and music business. This enables our students to experience the breadth and depth of employment possibilities in the music industries.
All programs are delivered in English. You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Work placements can be taken in broad ranging, music industry-related organisations. The program has established industry links with a wide range of professional and community organisations in Australia. We have formal partnerships with the Mushroom Group, a leader in the recording and publishing industries, and Creative Environment Enterprises, a cutting edge organisation in the field of music sustainability. We also draw on the expertise of the peak advisory body for musicians in Melbourne, Music Victoria.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates are employed in a variety of areas within the music industries and the broader creative industries. Completion of the program offers graduates the opportunity to find employment in these industries through industry-based projects and placements.
RMIT students experience a high level of employment upon graduation due to their professional skill level. The program provides a broad overview of the music industries, and our graduates work in areas such as:
- live sound engineering
- studio production
- artist management
- event management
This program provides perspectives on the global music industries and global music cultures via course content and exchange opportunities with overseas universities.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Unit (EAU) supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.
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Our strong industry connections will be music to your ears.
Learn from industry experts about the issues and trends that drive the modern music world. Start your career in Australia’s music capital and pave a path to global opportunities.