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The Composition principal study is available in the Bachelor of Music (Composition), Bachelor of Music (Music Education) and DIploma of Music. This principal study individual lessons and seminars.

Creating new music is a vital part of studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Our Composition and Music Technology staff include some of Australia’s most gifted and widely recognised composers who work in media ranging from instrumental and vocal to electronic and electroacoustic music. We teach all facets of musical composition, encouraging advanced students to specialise and create more ambitious work. Our students learn composition in a nurturing community with ample opportunity to perform their work.

In 2018, we launch our new four-year Bachelor of Music focusing on the music of today. Composition students may be interested in our new Digital Music and Mediaand Creative Music programs.

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Graduate opportunities

Composition students will develop skills in compositional techniques and analysis and electroacoustic music. Graduates are prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities, including careers as music educators, creators, researchers and writers.

Career pathways

− artist agent − arts administrator − audio engineer − chamber/orchestral musician − composer − conductor − contemporary musician − digital music composer − event producer − festival or venue manager − film score composer − interactive music designer − music journalist − music producer − musicologist − orchestra manager − private studio teacher − school music teacher

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Units of study in this major

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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