This program is for music makers who want to learn the craft of songwriting, either as a solo singer/songwriter or with bands, and how to produce it.
Whether you want to write songs, perform on stage or learn your way around music production techniques, you will have access to a diverse range of practitioners, including pioneering DJ and producer Paul Mac, eclectic music maker and chanteuse Rainbow Chan, and internationally renowned musician and academic Dr Toby Martin – all of whom will help you find and develop your own original music.
This course is for singers, songwriters and members of bands who want to learn inventive approaches to writing, performing and producing contemporary music. We’ll help you find your sound, nurture your skills and expand your creativity.
Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduates include pop duo Lime Cordiale and indie rock band the Jezabels. Our students have been played on Triple J radio, signed to record labels and played live gigs in various city venues.
While our main focus is on inventive approaches to songwriting, producing and performing music, you will also study:
There are also plenty of additional electives open to you, including the opportunity to study a major, minor or electives from the University’s shared pool of majors and minors (Table S).
Not only is this your first step to becoming a national and international music pioneer, you’ll also:
Designed for students interested in a career in the music industry.
"As a result of meeting people through my degree, I’m playing in two bands, one of which won the USyd Band Competition and another that has supported big bands like Miami Horror. I’m also working at FBi Radio as a broadcaster."
Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Music Practice)