Bachelor of Music Technology

Program code


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Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





3 years full-time

Credit points


Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

Music Technology is a cutting edge program that balances world-leading research with industry and professional expertise.

Join other Music Technology graduates at the forefront of this field. Students are engaged in a powerful mix of music and creativity while developing professional and technical skills. A critically acclaimed work integrated learning program provides students with the ability to kick-start their careers even before graduation.

You will learn how to blend your musical talents with technical skills. You will develop a thorough understanding of the role technology plays in performing, producing, recording and creating music and sound. You will be working to develop your artistic abilities and to apply new knowledge professionally in diverse contexts. As an aspiring composer, performer, sound designer or audio producer, you will have the opportunity to work with other Griffith Arts departments on diverse projects such as concerts, albums, documentaries, art music videos and feature films.

You will undertake theoretical and practical training that emphasises the development of creativity in music technology and the business of music. You will have opportunities to learn through project work within the industry and develop client relationships, teamwork, communication and industry networking opportunities. You will study music technology applications in commercial and studio music production and recording, computing and sound editing, live sound recording and reinforcement, and sound composition.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time on-campus only.

Part-time enrolment

The Conservatorium will not (as a matter of normal practice) permit students in this program to study on a part-time basis in the first year. In later years, students may be permitted to study part-time. The circumstances in which this may be approved are:

  • the student provides an acceptable justification for the need to transfer to part-time status and
  • enrolment in at least 20 credit points of approved courses per trimester will be required.

Where these conditions are met, part-time enrolment may be approved by the Program Director.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Managing interruptions

Leave of Absence:
Students undertaking this program may apply for a maximum of two trimesters Leave of Absence and prior approval must be obtained. First year Conservatorium students will not normally be granted leave of absence except on compassionate grounds.

Students seeking readmission to this program require approval from the Program Director. If readmission is sought for Trimester 1, application should be made by the first week of August in the previous year. For readmission to Trimester 2, application should be made at least three months prior to the commencement of that trimester. An audition may be required.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the Bachelor of Music Technology demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. In this program, final year students from the Bachelor of Music Technology commit to a project for an industry partner, working with them on their premises, usually for a period equivalent to 13 days over a trimester (1 day per week). Due to the nature of the industry, placements can also be undertaken in intensive mode, such as a two-week event or project.

The University offers a high level of support and ongoing attention to ensure mutual benefits are maximised. The program is highly focussed in addressing work placements and curriculum design that leverage associations with creative industries to benefit students. The program's strategic vision is to widen students' understanding of diversity in career pathways and to grow and enhance explicit industry benefits through better prepared graduates.

WIL is an elective set of courses for second and third year students. Students who opt to take an industry oriented pathway take 3731QCM Music Industry Internship (WIL), followed by 3732QCM Music Industry Internship (WIL) B if they do two placements over two trimesters, and then 3733QCM Music Industry Internship (WIL) C if they do three placements over three trimesters. The earliest that students can take Music Industry Internship under normal circumstances is trimester 2 in second year due to requirements of industry preparedness and having achieved certain learning goals prior to taking WIL.

My career opportunities

You will be able to work creatively as a professional music technologist producing, performing and recording music and applying emerging technologies to your work and that of other musical professionals. You may find career opportunities in music production, performance, live sound, multimedia, recording studios, musical composition, theatres and performance venues, and in the media, broadcast and film industries.

Professional Practice requirements

Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Students in this program MAY BE REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.

Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Music Technology (1195)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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