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Major

Popular Music and Technology

Bachelors of Science/Arts

Make a major out of understanding how popular music has the power to uplift, stimulate, comfort, motivate and communicate.

Learn to express yourself through writing and music production, and become technically equipped for changing music making environments.

Graduates often find work in teaching, music production, broadcasting and audio engineering.

Highlights

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Music production program coordinator
  • Audio engineer
  • Classroom music teacher
  • Radio producer
  • Music producer
  • Music teacher

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Introduction to Popular Music Studies: The Rock Era
  • Music Technology for Live Performance
  • Music Subcultures and the Media

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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