Our Master of Music (Contemporary Practice) presents you with a unique approach to postgraduate education in music in Australia. This Master’s presents you with a series of experiences designed to develop the broad based collaborative, cross disciplinary skills you need for the wide variety of music careers available in today’s market.

Small class sizes and intense interactions with our highly skilled and award winning faculty, ensure you’ll be exposed to the widest possible range of ideas and concepts from across the contemporary arts spectrum. Our master of music degree is taught by passionate and engaging staff whose sole focus is to make your learning experience fun, while stretching your abilities and showing you possibilities you might not have thought existed.

At the end of the coursework, you will then develop a portfolio of work and write a thesis describing this work, and its historical and ideas based background. Work on this portfolio is individual and mentored on a one on one basis with our faculty staff. You will become an artistic leader through your practice, capable of solving complex artistic music issues and problems in industry relevant contexts.

The skills and knowledge you acquire will prepare you for various employment opportunities in a wide range of music and related fields.

The Graduate Diploma of Music (Contemporary Practice) serves as the first 8 subjects (6 core units and 2 electives) of the Master of Music (Contemporary Practice). All students must first enrol in, and complete the Graduate Diploma of Music in order to qualify to continue on to the Master of Music.


Extend your skills and knowledge to an elite level by completing one of our postgraduate courses. You’ll acquire advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of your chosen field of study, while developing your skills in analysis, critical evaluation, and problem solving.

Postgraduate degrees also hone your ability to think precisely and independently, and to apply your knowledge in professional settings.



Our undergraduate courses focus on developing the practical skills that you’ll need for a career. While many universities deliver undergraduate courses with a strong theoretical focus, our aim is for you to emerge ready and confident to take on or advance your profession. In other words, while you’re completing your degree at BHI, you’ll be developing the skills that employers are looking for.

In fact, many of our undergraduate courses are aligned to career paths that have been defined by industry sectors we work with. So the courses are relevant and industry-specific.

Find the undergraduate course that will take you to the next stage of your education.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: BoxHill Institute welcomes all applications from indigenous students. As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you will have a Koori Liaison Officer who will available to assist you throughout your studies. Please see individual courses for additional admission criteria.
  • Domestic students with overseas qualifications: Domestic students with overseas qualifications should visit the recognition of prior learning page BoxHill Institute for information on how their qualifications will be assessed for entry.
  • English language proficiency: BHI requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend English to a specified standard. Visit English Language page for more details.
  • Please see the general admission criteria that apply to all higher education courses at Box Hill Institute on the Admissions & Enrolment Information page.

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