Whether you’re interested in music performance, composition, audio production, or the business of music, Box Hill Institute offers a progressive range of courses, from certificates to master degrees. In fact, Box Hill Institute was the first TAFE institute in Australia to offer a degree in applied music.

With more than 500 students across 8 degrees, supervised by close to 60 teaching staff we are Australia’s largest specialized contemporary music program, and one of the largest in the world. Our teaching staff are some of Melbourne’s finest performers, composers and audio engineers with extensive industry backgrounds and careers. They have worked with some of the best and most well-known artists in the business. Collectively, our staff have won or been nominated for Grammy awards, Aria awards, AFI awards, Triple J Unearthed competitions, and an extensive list of other prestigious awards.

You will work with experienced industry professionals, using the latest techniques and technology. You will work in a challenging, hands-on environment that aims to meet the requirements of industry and prepare you as a highly skilled, motivated and creative professional. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a range of careers or further study. Your nationally-accredited qualification will be recognised Australia-wide. Get your music industry career in tune with Box Hill Institute.

If you are contemplating entry into one of our music courses you may want to come along to one of our music entrance audition preparation workshops. Our music department also has a dedicated Facebook page.


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The Institute hosts special high profile music industry guests on a regular basis. This year, music students were treated to the only workshop presented in Australia from the famous jazz guitarist and his band Mike Stern who was recently out for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.