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Combine music and cutting edge technology at Queensland Conservatorium

If you're drawn to the creative, experimental blending of music and technology, and you aspire to be more than a 'desktop' musician, this is the degree for you.

Our program is designed to prepare music makers for the digital age, where the varying job description can range from composing and arranging to live performance, audio engineering/editing and mastering, and more.

You'll be excited about mixing your musical talents with technical skills in electronic and digital music technologies. You'll be given a thorough understanding of technology's role in performing, producing, recording and creating music and sound. You'll develop the ability to employ that knowledge professionally in multiple contexts.

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Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study music technology at Griffith

Acquire advanced artistic and technical skills

DJ tyDi aka Tyson Illingworth - Composer, producer, IDMA award winning DJ, 2x voted Australia's #1 DJ

Studying here puts you on track to fulfil your dream of working professionally as producer, performer or sound designer.

Learn from the best

You'll be interacting with industry professionals, musicians and researchers with extensive experience and international standing. You'll be creating music in high quality computer laboratories, recording studios and state of the art facilities.

You'll have access to a variety of networked performance spaces, and a diverse group of performers and productions. You can collaborate with other Conservatorium students and departments on projects such as interactive music performances and installations, video games, music videos, documentaries and feature films. You'll apply yourself to one or more areas of study: audio recording, sound for moving image, electronic music production. Your coursework will also incorporate music technology applications in commercial and studio music production and recording, computing and sound editing, live sound recording and reinforcement, and sound composition.

Develop your skills through real world experience

You'll undertake theoretical and practical training that emphasises the development of creativity in music technology and the business of music. You'll have the chance for hands-on learning through project work within the industry. You'll be given opportunities to develop client relationships, teamwork, communication and industry networking opportunities.

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Application to Conservatorium degree programs is based on various requirements, which may include an audition, written or oral interview, and presentation of a folio. Find out more

Mirusia Louwerse

Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

Mirusia Louwerse is an Australian-Dutch soprano who gained worldwide fame as a soloist with Andre Rieu—the man responsible for turning classical and waltz music into a hugely successful worldwide concert touring act. She studied opera at Queensland Conservatorium and at the age of 21 was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. She says her time at Queensland Conservatorium was marked by a feeling that it was finally a place where she fitted in, where she 'made lifelong friends and contacts in the music industry'. 'My dream always was to tour the world, and I am fortunate to say I have followed and lived that dream so far! I am really proud of my achievements in my career, but I am also still learning every day and there is still so much I want to do.'

Mirusia Loewerse

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Work creatively in the changing contemporary music world

Seize the opportunity to put your skills to work producing, performing and recording music

You can go on to become a successful film and TV sound designer and composer, find employment in music education, business and marketing, and achieve higher degrees and qualifications.

As a professional music technologist, you're ideally equipped with the creativity, entrepreneurship and resourcefulness for a career at the forefront of:

  • Live sound
  • Multimedia
  • Recording studios
  • Musical composition
  • Theatres and performance venues
  • Media, broadcast and film industries

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