In 2018 the University of Sydney is launching a revamped Bachelor of Music with a new focus on music of today. Students will learn a range of skills that will prepare them for a career in new music. The degree is aimed at the digital musician who might compose straight onto a laptop, the creative composer who wants to write music for games and film, the performer who loves improvising, or the student who is in the best rock band at high school.
The program options are:
- Contemporary music practice (in the music industry)
- Creative music – across a range of genres and disciplines
- Digital music and media
- Improvised music
Core units of study are taken in music skills, analysis, history and culture studies and performance. Students may choose units of study taught at another faculty of the University of Sydney or take units of study taught only within the Conservatorium.