Songwriting and Music Production (Bachelor Degree)

Melbourne Polytechnic Australia

Cricos: 00724G

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The award
Bachelor Degree

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
AUD 15900 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
AUD 17500 per year

All study options

About Songwriting and Music Production at Melbourne Polytechnic

Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

As the introduction states, the Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production is a music artist’s degree. We know that most consumed music on the planet is made by creative people who understand their own practice as music artists. We believe that whatever way you choose to express yourself musically is valid, and Melbourne Polytechnic’s pursuit of excellence in contemporary music making is framed by an understanding of music as an art form. Our program is aligned with ‘do it yourself’ practice, engages with commercial pathways, and is grounded in the importance of historical context.

Variety in learning

Contemporary music is made by all kinds of musicians, using all kinds of methodologies and technical skills. The Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production is not a conservatorium style degree and although we understand the importance of technical musical skill, our approach incorporates the reality of contemporary music making where musical excellence in an artistic sense may or may not be connected to technical expertise.

Be part of something unique

Melbourne Polytechnic’s songwriting and composition classes are about being inventive, establishing goals and finding new ways to challenge and engage yourself and your future audience. Our music production classes teach multiple ways of recording sound and artists, developing stylistic approaches to recording and producing.

Learn all you will need for music business

We teach music business subjects that articulate revenue streams for music artists, explain marketing principles and approaches to management of music careers. The history subjects of the course explore the rich world of contemporary music history and cultural theory subjects will engage you in considering new ways to think about the world. We have a full suite of electives that include making video clips, starting record labels, performance classes and composing music for film.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesAUD 15900 per yearInternational course feesAUD 17500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

As a domestic/local student, you may be eligible for a Victorian Government subsidy. Check with the institution if you want more information about this.

Entry requirements

Melbourne Polytechnic minimum academic level differs depending on the course. Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12, bachelor degree courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 12, and master degree courses require evidence of completion to studies AQF (Australian) Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old, and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

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