Bachelor of Music Technology

Program code

1195

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

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

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, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

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.

Readmission:
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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International 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 for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Music Technology (1195)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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