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Bachelor of Music

With a Specialisation in Instrumental/Vocal Performance & Composition

Course Overview

Length: 3 Years Full Time, Up to 10 Years Part Time
Intake: January 25 2023 | May 17 2023 | September 6 2023
Delivery: Live Online
Fees: FEE-HELP Available

The Bachelor of Music prepares musicians to become proactive leaders in their profession, equipping them with the needed skills to thrive in the music and arts industry. Using our core disciplines, this course is for musicians and vocalists looking to build their skills in performance, musicianship, musicology, composition, and business fundamentals, as well as furthering their skills in elective and technology subjects.

Unlike other Bachelor of Music courses, study at your own pace from anywhere in the world with our industry leading, fully accredited online Bachelors degree. 

entry & admissions

  1. Identity Document

  2. Performance Document : Graded Examination Instrumental Certificate (Highest Level Only) e.g. Grade 8; ATCL etc OR Evidence of Competence in Primary Instrument - e.g. Curriculum Vitae specific to Composition, Music Production, or Arranging OR Composition Folio of at least 2 original musical works, 5-10 minutes in duration, demonstrating 2 contrasting styles reflective of contemporary practice. See Folio Requirements documentation here:  Composition Application Requirements

AND Recorded Audition of 6 - 9 minutes demonstrating at least three contrasting styles. These may be parts of works.

  1. Music Theory Document : Graded Examination Theory Certificate (Highest Level Only) OR Guild Theory test 1&2

  2. Education Document: High School Certificate OR Statement about education undertaken

  3. For non- English speaking country: IELTS or Equivalent English Certificate OR A statement about English competency, including information about previous English study or work usage.

Any other documents of previous music or tertiary study - these can be assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning

Audition requirement in Point #2 above:

Your audition will take the form of an audio/video recording. This can be done on your smartphone or computer.

Upload your recording to an online cloud platform (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive).

  • Your audition must be recorded in one take only.

  • No cropping or other editing of submissions is permitted.

  • If you are wanting to go directly into the second or third year of study, an RPL Form (Recognition of Prior Learning - Form) must be submitted.

For entry into:

  • 1st year: 2 or 3 contrasting works/excerpts of 6-9 mins TOTAL

  • 2nd year: 2 or 3 contrasting works/excerpts of 9-12 mins TOTAL

  • 3rd year: 3 or 4 contrasting works/excerpts of 12-15 mins TOTAL


Recognition of Prior Learning:

Already completed tertiary studies in music or another discipline? We can assess this previous studies for RPL and reduce the duration of your degree.

RPL ensures that you don’t need to repeat units of study that you have already completed elsewhere as part of an accredited program or part of your Professional Experience.

Up to 50% of the degree can be awarded as RPL. We also give recognition to a wide range of studies including Graded Public Exams e.g. AGME, IPVAEB, ABRSM, Trinity College London, vocational studies and other tertiary music studies.

Fill out our online application form to get started! 



Course Content

Student are informed by music from the past; have the capacity to work creatively, musically and intelligently with the realities of professional practices in the present; and have the facility to respond quickly and meaningfully to the innovations and changes that will characterise their careers in music in the future.

Graduates will be prepared fully for further higher study or a range of employment contexts.

The AGME aims to be a leader in distance music higher education. It delivers its program to students engaged in on-campus, fully-distance and blended mode of study. This flexible course of study equips graduates with a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning and music making.

AGME has the resources, staff expertise and facilities to create dedicated musicians,

developing and preparing them for entry into a rewarding fulfilling life-time career.


The first year of the program provides a broad introductory level of knowledge and

awareness of music performance, theory and history. The second year builds an advanced framework of knowledge and skills. The final year enables students to choose a specialisation and prepare for entry on a professional basis to workforce engagement and further study.

Course structure

Course Disciplines


Further enhances students' compositional skills and their ability to recognize different aspects of music.

Includes: Compositional specific classes, Presentation units


Further enhances students' musical ability through our instrumental teachers as well as giving students the opportunity to perform.

Includes: Instrumental Lessons, Performance Classes


Equips students with fundamentals of musical construction in the western canon.

Includes: Theory, Aural, Harmony, Composition 

Business Fundamentals

Prepare the student to communicate music effectively and to pass on the knowledge and pratise of music.

Includes: Entrepreneurship, Music Business Finances


Explore past and present musical developments and interactions as you discover the history of music and how it applies today.


Includes: Music History, Collaborative Music Studies 

Modern Music Creation

Equips students with the fundamentals of technologies used in the 21st Century to create their own compositional expression and exploration. 

Includes: Music Technology, Composition 

Students Studying Overseas (TRANSNATIONAL)

Our completely online delivery method means that our students can study with us from anywhere in the world! 

Students will need to meet required audition & academic standards and have an IELTS score of band 6.0 (5.5 considered with extra assessment).

The best part is that your instrumental tuition can be delivered in person in your home country or by LIVE-Online real-time teaching.

study options for everyone

Not ready to start the Bachelor of Music right away? See our wide range of pathway courses including our specialised Licentiate Courses and Short Certificate courses in specific disciplines. All our pathway study options can be used to apply for RPL for the Bachelor of Music and are online and flexible for students.
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