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Macquarie University (MQU)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Music

Music breaks down barriers and encourages cross-cultural appreciation. It brings people together, communicates ideas and cultures, and gets deep into our souls and our psyche. From rock and pop to electronic, vocals and world music, it communicates and connects us in unique and special ways.

This degree – with its focuses on synergies across production and performance, including theoretical and practical study – is the only one of its kind in Australia. It will develop your theoretical, practical and industry-focused skills, as well as your musical training.


  • You’ll acquire a broad range of composition and performance skills in contemporary musical disciplines, including world music, vocal studies, musical theatre, audio mixing, songwriting, interactive sound and DJ performance.
  • Our state-of-the-art music facilities and technologies are unique. The acoustic studios – built by acclaimed designers – offer a range of contrasting spaces. 
  • Your teachers are world famous in areas such as vocal studies.
  • You’ll develop a deep understanding of 20th and 21st century music practices, technologies and associated industries.
  • You’ll greatly enhance your practical and professional skills, and your employability, through an internship.
  • Macquarie’s music degree is unique because it, unlike most others, doesn’t require you to audition. Rather, we recognise your other learning achievements – and the informal and formal learning pathways that typically lead you to undertake music at tertiary level.

Campus Information

North Ryde

Sydney New South Wales 2109 Australia


  • Feb Deadline: Dec
  • July Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 7

Application Process

More Information Required
4 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
0 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
7 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career Opportunities
A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.


  • Arts and cultural administrator
  • Community arts practitioner
  • Composer
  • Event manager
  • Music journalist
  • Music publisher
  • Music teacher (after further study)
  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Producer
  • Promoter
  • Researcher
  • Screen and game music designer
  • Songwriter
  • Sound effects designer
  • Sound technician


  • Arts organisations
  • Arts promoters
  • Audio engineering companies
  • Content production companies
  • Cultural organisations
  • Digital agencies
  • Film and TV production companies
  • Media agencies
  • Music news organisations
  • Self-employment
  • Universities

PSW Opportunity

After completion of Bachelor's degree student is eligible for 2 years PSW.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For international students, Macquarie uses a selection rank to determine the minimum eligibility requirement for each undergraduate course. This rank has been converted into equivalent scores for various recognised international high school qualifications and university entrance examinations, including global qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and GCE A-Levels.

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