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3 Years Full Time
6 Years Part Time

January 31st 2022,
May 30th 2022
September 19th 2022

E-Learning (Online)
Distance Learning

See below for prerequisites
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The Bachelor of Music prepares musicians to become proactive leaders in their profession. Become equipped with the needed skills to thrive in the music and arts industry as you learn from expert staff who foster your development and offer a vibrant, engaging learning experience. 

Using our 4 core disciplines, this course is for musicians and singers looking to build their skills in performance, musicianship, music teaching, composition and music history as well as furthering their skills in elective and technology subjects. 

Study at your own pace from anywhere in the world with our industry leading, fully accredited online Bachelors degree. 


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Term starts January 31st 2022 - Download the new course guide now!

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 Content

Course structure

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*Students can choose from capstone electives from other disciplines.
Student's individual experiences may vary.


Students choose from three capstone electives that constitute specialisations for their final year of study. Students can choose from the following areas and must complete the two third units in that area:

• Performance;

• Composition; and

• Music Technology.

 ​Performance is at the core of our degree!

 You will have:

  • Weekly one-on-one study lessons on your instrument

  • Participation in masterclasses from national & international visiting artists

  • Weekly performance seminar covering all aspects of performance & practice methods

  • Weekly performance forum to refine performing skills, stagecraft & musical voice with your peers


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

Includes: Theory, Aural, Harmony, Composition 

Performance &

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

Includes: Instrumental Performance, Theory of Performance, Teaching

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Music as
a Culture

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

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

Includes: Music Technology, Composition, Music Business 


prof Andreas Boyde

Professor of Piano Performance

Andreas was born in Oschatz, Germany and He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
His solo recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker  and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have secured Boyde’s reputation as an esteemed performing artist. The Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt appointed Andreas Boyde Artist in Residence for the season 2018/19

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Dr Megan burslem

Lecturer Music as Culture

Megan is a long-time presenter on ABC classic, most recently on ABC Jazz Mornings. She is also an active participant in Melbourne's music education scene - mentoring musicians and music educators, and guiding discussion around music

She has a Bachelor of Music (Hons), Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music (Performance), Master of Teaching (Secondary) &  Doctor of Philosophy (Musicology & Ethnomusicology)


Caleb Garfinkel

Senior Lecturer Technology & Composition


Joining AGME in 2017, Caleb is responsible for student registration and administration. He also lectures and leads the Technology & Composition unit series. He is a composer, director and performer in live shows around Australia. Caleb’s playing has featured on several music releases, including supporting prominent performers. He has a Bachelor of Music (Performance, Honours), Master of Arts (Music Performance).

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career opportunities

Our graduates are set up for success in the live performance and arts industries on a global scale. With knowledge in our key 4 areas of Musicianship, Performance & Teaching, Modern Music Creation and Music as Culture, graduates can explore a range of career opportunities and upskill their current careers in disciplines including:

  • Accompanist

  • Audio technician 

  • Concert manager

  • Festival director  

  • Film scorer 

  • Music administrator

  • Music arranger                                   

  • Music composer

  • Music critic or reviewer 

  • Music producer or sound engineer 

  • Record producer or music director 

  • Performer for bands, studio and live recordings, film, theatre, television and live  events 

  • Private Music teacher 

  • School Music Teacher (Primary/Secondary)

  • Project curator 

  • Studio engineer 

  • Sound artist 

  • Touring soloist or ensemble member

International Students

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.

entry & admissions


Grade 5 (or equivalent) Theory and Theory Assessment

Grade 7 (or equivalent) in Music Practical


Basic Computer Knowledge



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! 



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study options for everyone

Not ready to start the Bachelor of Music right away? See our wide range of pathway courses including our Diploma of Music, 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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