Minors in the Bachelor of Music

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. BMus minors are available for most BMus students, and students in some other Bachelor degrees.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree. Find out more about how minors work.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of these points must be 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Some subjects are not available as majors, but you can take them as a minor. Other subjects have special requirements and course options as minors. Explore these minors below.

Composition

Explore and develop key techniques and concepts in instrumental/vocal composition.

The Composition minor is available to students completing a BA, BCom, BDI, BHlth, BMus (except students doing a major in Instrumental/Vocal Composition) and BSc degrees.

Requirements

Complete the following courses:

And a further 20 points from:

Music Technology

Explore a variety of music technologies, and learn the nuts and bolts of recording, mixing, audio production, synthesis and electronic music coding.

The Music Technology minor is available to students completing a BA, BCom, BDI, BHlth, BMus (except students doing a major in Sonic Arts and Music Technology) and BSc degrees.

Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Performance

Develop your technical and musical competency and artistic and stylistic insight, in order to perform repertoire on an instrument or voice.

The Performance minor is available to students completing a BA, BCom, BDI, BHlth, BMus (except students doing a major in Classical Performance or Jazz Performance) and BSc degrees.

Requirements

Complete 60 points from:

Including at least 15 points from:

Popular Music Studies

Explore and critically engage with local and international popular music and gain a 'big picture' understanding of the social, cultural, theoretical, historical, and political contexts of popular music.

Requirements

Complete MDIA 205 and one of the following:

And a further 20 points from: