University of the Sunshine Coast

Bachelor of Creative Industries in Music

University of the Sunshine Coast

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080099K

Level of study: Undergraduate


Creative Industries is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and diverse employment sectors. This program allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and talents, providing you with a range of skills and employment choices in the expanding creative industries sector and beyond.

Upon completion, you’ll have strong creative and technical skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a professional portfolio that showcases your diverse talents.

In this program you will:

  • Develop specialist creative and technical skills in design, media, arts, and communication as well as entrepreneurial nous.
  • Choose from and combine a wide range of study areas, including theatre and performance, creative writing and publishing, screen media, music, fashion studies, creative advertising, social media, game design, public relations, and graphic design.
  • Gain practical experience and develop your network of professional contacts.
  • Undertake industry and research projects that will help you refine and showcase your knowledge and skills in the creative industries.


USC’s Music major is for music lovers, performers and producers who want to understand the modern music industry and hone their performance skills. You’ll study songwriting and composing, music production and sound engineering, and explore a range of performance techniques and styles.

Learn how to manage the recording process and build an audience, both through live performances and online. Then, put what you’ve learned into practice through a major music industry project, where you’ll make, produce and release your own recording. Most Music courses do not have pre-requisites and can be studied as electives outside the major.

Career opportunities

  • Performance creator
  • Screen media professional
  • Writer/publisher
  • Creative director
  • Musician
  • Graphic, 3D and/or e-media designer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Advertising executive

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,000 Per Year Read more72,000 for the entire course
Start date: 20 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556

Entry criteria

A minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

be at least 18 years old when you start study

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556