Are you looking for a career in the Music Industry as an artist manager, tour manager, event manager, a festival organizer, booking agent, publicist or a venue manager? Do you want to work at a record label in A&R, Marketing or Publicity, or start your own record label? Do you want to be a Music Supervisor or Publisher? The Bachelor of Business in Music Industry will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions.

Real life industry experiences and facilities include:

  • Our flagship studio facility, Sing Sing East
  • Tremorverse Records – independent record label on campus
  • 200+ capacity live venue
  • Acoustic performance space
  • Integrate and collaborate with our Sound, Performance & Composition students
  • Produce, promote and manage live events in the two on campus venues
  • Online promotion
  • Internationally renowned Artist in Residence programs
  • Internationally renowned Producer in Residence programs
  • Digital Production Suite – for gaming and multi-media production
  • Professional Writing and Production suites

The Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry is specifically designed to support emerging music professionals with a combination of highly trained teachers, extraordinary opportunities and unique experiences creating a bridge to industry. The Music Business program is perfect for emerging music professionals that want to make a career in the music business and entertainment.

Students will learn with and be mentored by music professionals in an environment that supports and encourages them to achieve industry ready skills, so they graduate ready to thrive. This is done by integrating real life experiences in a supportive atmosphere. This fusion of education and industry is reflected in our teachers that, as well as teaching, currently work for or run: publishing companies, record labels, touring companies, music festivals, booking agencies; and entertainment law, public relations and social media companies.

The Music Business students work closely with the Music Performance, Production, and Composition, as well as having access to Graphic Design and Fashion students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent rich environment. This results in projects being already underway and gaining traction when the students graduate. There are many examples of a successful career already beginning while still studying.

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“Box Hill is actively helping me develop my music business career. The first hand experiences I have had here include setting up my own record label, doing A&R and recording in Sing Sing East. These types of industry opportunities in the Applied Business degree are invaluable…” – Isaac Boribon, 2nd Year Student, Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry, 2018

As music is an international language, you may be interested in Study Abroad options.

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Course admission profile




Course Code BABMI
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251702;
CRICOS Code 080263C
Study Areas Music Business
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Type Bachelor
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $18,530.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

To assist your application you may wish to present a folio demonstrating your experience within the music industry.

Interview - you will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and aptitude for the course of study including any relevant industry experience. You are welcome to present testimonials and extra-curricular evidence at your interview.

Interviews will be held between October and December.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

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Full time: 3 years (classes take place on weekdays and are generally held over 3 - 4 days in the week)

Mode of delivery is face to face.

There is an exit point after two years full time study Associate Degree in Applied Business in Music Industry.

Box Hill

Year 12 VTAC applicants must have successfully completed VCE with a study score of at least 20 in English.

Direct entry applicants (Non Year 12) must have current employment or experience in the industry. 

Interview – you will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and aptitude for the course of study including any relevant industry experience. You are welcome to present testimonials and extra-curricular evidence at your interview. While not an entry requirement, we highly regard applicants who have participated in Freeza programs

 

Successful completion will enable you to apply for:

  • post-graduate study in our Masters of International Music Business, or
  • further study at other institutions, including post-graduate study in teaching and education.

If you exit having completed the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry, you will be eligible for an Associate Degree in Applied Business in Music Industry.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

Graduates will:

  • have an integrated awareness of the suite of theories, concepts and principles that comprise the essential body of knowledge for local and international Music Business practice and management which include: business development and practice in appropriate legal and regulatory contexts such as copyright; the relevant application of technology, and its impact on and integration into the music industry; marketing and publishing for 21st century Music Business 
  • be able to critically analyse and evaluate commercial and non-commercial Music Business environments and opportunities, as well as apply the skills necessary to plan and implement business actions such as new venture creation while considering the prospects afforded by globalisation and technological innovation
  • independently identify, and creatively and effectively problem solve
  • apply quality enhancement skills to all aspects of their Music Business practice
  • communicate clearly to all stakeholders issues, opportunities, plans and evaluations
  • independently manage business and successfully adopt supervisory responsibilities in Music Business organisations 
  • flexibly apply skills and knowledge of Music Business to match operational demands of organisations and have a capacity to adapt to diverse and changing environments
  • reflect on their own and their team experiences, drawing on rigorous evidence, leading to improved professional practice.

There are many employment opportunities. After successful completion, you may wish to apply for positions within the entertainment and performance industry, such as a:

  • booking agent
  • artist manager
  • record company owner
  • event manager
  • tour manager
  • music publisher
  • 1st Year: 10 core subjects
  • 2nd Year: 10 core subjects
  • 3rd Year: 9 core subjects and an embedded semester length internship

We expect to enrol between 20 and 25 students.

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BAB224 APPLIED BUSINESS 4 3.0

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BAB225 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 4 3.0

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BAB112 HISTORY OF MUSIC AND POP CULTURE 6.0

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BAB121 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 2 (MANAGEMENT) 6.0

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BAB123 PUBLISHING 6.0

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BAB212 SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT AND LIVE TOURING 6.0

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BAB111 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 1 6.0

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BAB113 COPYRIGHT 6.0

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BAB214 APPLIED BUSINESS 3 3.0

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BAB215 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 3 3.0

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BAB222 BUSINESS CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT 6.0

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BAB122 LAW (MUSIC INDUSTRY) 6.0

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BAB211 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 3 (RECORD INDUSTRY) 6.0

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BAB213 ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 6.0

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BAB221 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 4 (FUTURE OF MUSIC) 6.0

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BAB223 MUSIC INDUSTRY MARKETING 6.0

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BAB224 APPLIED BUSINESS 4 3.0

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BAB225 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 4 3.0

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BAB321 PRODUCTION PRINCIPLES AND AESTHETICS 6.0

Students will learn about the theory and nature of sound and develop fundamental skills in understanding audio signal flow, music recording and the use of advanced music recording software and digital audio workstations. The key outcomes for students are to gain a working knowledge of studio production principles and practices, as well as the knowledge and language needed to communicate with professionals in team settings on music initiatives. Students will record and manipulate audio, work with midi, edit and use effects, and mix a final product. Students explore the aesthetics of music and are challenged to review music from a wide range of genres and styles. Students will gain skills and knowledge in the perception and descriptions of music, as required for working in the music industry. Further, students will develop the capacity to assess artists, performances and recordings in a wide range of styles and genres in relation to social and cultural contexts in which the music is produced and presented.

Contact hours are 2 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Editing and mixing, 15%
Assessment 2: Studio recording project, 15%
Assessment 3: Audio Theory test 20%
Assessment 4: Fortnightly responses to aesthetics questions, length 200 words, 25%
Assessment 5: Aesthetics Essay, 25%

BAB313 MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject explores the body of knowledge surrounding management theory and practice, and evaluates the impact on management decision-making in the Australasian context. The subject develops student understanding of the changing contexts of, and demands on, management, particularly as relevant to Music Business. Theories and practices of individual and group behaviour in the context of organisations and their environment are explored. This subject provides fundamental knowledge and skills for students planning a career within organisations. The nature, contexts and practices of management and leadership, change management, human resource management and time management will be studied through theory, case studies and the sharing of personal experiences.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Essay: Review of management theory and application, including self-reflection, length 2,000 words, 40%
Assessment 2: Written Report, length 1200 words, 10%
Assessment 3: Tutorial Presentation, 10 minutes, 10%
Assessment 4: Examination, 2 hours, 40%

BAB314 APPLIED BUSINESS 5 3.0

This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Applied Business suite of subjects. In this subject, using collaborative investigative, planning and management methods students will acquire, and apply, knowledge and key practical skills that prepare them for entry into the music industry. A significant reference will be made to import/export initiatives working in concert with the Music Industry Studies 5 (International Business) subject. The campus record label—Boxer Records—component of the subject will study the key elements of applied research and entrepreneurial thinking in relation to idea and business creation, and the contextual potential of the music video. It will also consider the current climate of the music industry, so that students can ally entrepreneurial thinking to their own music industry careers. Students will be actively encouraged to continue developing their business networks with a view to gaining potential internships for the upcoming semester.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Yes - BAB224 Applied Business 4
Assessment: Assessment 1: Project Brief, length 1,000 words, 30%
Assessment 2: Journal, length 1600 words, 50%
Assessment 3: Weekly Group Report, 10 minutes per team, 10%
Assessment 4: Critical Analysis, 500 words, 10%

BAB322 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 6 (GRANTS/FUNDING) 6.0

This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired through the ‘Music Industry Studies’ subject stream. Through this particular subject, students will gain a thorough understanding of sources of funding available to support the music industry, including government grants. They will gain a comprehensive conceptual understanding of the Federal and State funding frameworks, the principles of grant writing, evaluation and management, and the responsibilities of individuals and entities funded by the taxpayer. This subject will include developing an understanding of entrepreneurial innovation and export grants, as well as traditional arts funding sources.

Contact hours 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Yes - BAB312 Music Industry Studies 5 (International Business)
Assessment: Assessment 1: Sources of Appropriate Funding, at least 12 appropriate sources detailed on template provided, 20%
Assessment 2: Grant Budgeting, fully itemised, balanced budget, 20%
Assessment 3: Weekly short in-class grant-writing exercises of 200 words, 20%
Assessment 4: Major Grant Funding Application, 1,000 words, 40%

BAB315 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 5 3.0

This subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired in the ‘Technology Applications’ stream of subjects. In this subject, students will develop, analyse, and conceptualise and create content-rich media that meets the needs of music industry clients. To reach the maximum potential audience, artists and music businesses need to have a wide range of content-rich media available for use as promotional tools. This subject aims to provide students with skills, knowledge and the technical ability to allow them to assess and analyse the multimedia needs of their clients. Students will generate different types of media suitable for different types of client groups. The types of media skills required include shooting and editing video, embedding content into media, creating animations, and considering appropriate file type conversion, and merging and synchronising different media such as audio/film/graphic material.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Yes - BAB225 Technology Applications 4
Assessment: Assessment 1: Analysis of a short film, length 1,000 words, 15%
Assessment 2: Creation and placing of a short animation, length 10 seconds, 10%
Assessment 3: Photoshoot for a Band, Artist or Business, 25%
Assessment 4: Promotional video or short film for a Band, Artist or Business, 50%

BAB323 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION 6.0

This unit provides students with an understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture generation, and start-up. Students will learn how to leverage business management knowledge and use it successfully in entrepreneurial ventures. A key focus will be the development of enterprising and entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and behaviours, to ensure the effective establishment of ideas, management or work, regardless of organisational context.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: Nil
Assessment: Assessment 1: Essay, length 1,500 words, 30%
Assessment 2: Tutorial Leadership, length 15 minutes, 20%
Assessment 3: Entrepreneurial Opportunity - Group or Individual project, length 3,000 words, 40%
Assessment 4: Class participation and in-class exercises, 10%

BAB112 HISTORY OF MUSIC AND POP CULTURE 6.0

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BAB114 APPLIED BUSINESS 1 3.0

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BAB115 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 1 3.0

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BAB121 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 2 (MANAGEMENT) 6.0

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BAB123 PUBLISHING 6.0

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BAB124 APPLIED BUSINESS 2 3.0

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BAB212 SPECIAL EVENT MANAGEMENT AND LIVE TOURING 6.0

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BAB111 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 1 6.0

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BAB113 COPYRIGHT 6.0

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BAB125 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 2 3.0

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BAB214 APPLIED BUSINESS 3 3.0

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BAB215 TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 3 3.0

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BAB311 SOCIAL RESEARCH AND BUSINESS STATISTICS 6.0

This subject presents an introduction to social science research methodology and business statistics. It seeks to provide students with critical thinking and analytical skills as applied to empirical research. The subject consists of two sections: the first deals with social and business research methods as well as contemporary research issues; the second covers basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Assessment 1: Journal Article Critique, length 1,000 words, 20%
Assessment 2: Group Research Project: data collection & analysis, length 1500 words, 30%
Assessment 3: Presentation of Group Research Project, length 15 minutes, 10%
Assessment 4: Examination, 2 hours, 40%

BAB312 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 5 (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) 6.0

This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Music Industry Studies stream. The subject will examine theory and policies relating to international business from a management and organisational perspective. Topic areas will include international trade, foreign investment, international finance and consideration of the Australian music industry in the international context. The approach taken will be to demonstrate the similarities in theoretical perspectives between the Australian music industry and international markets, in order to allow students to analyse opportunities to develop international business. There will be an emphasis on the import and export of the artist and music products.

Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: BAB221
Assessment: Assessment 1: International music tour planning project, length 2,000 words, 25%
Assessment 2: Presentation on innovative company or country, length 10 minutes, 25%
Assessment 3: Weekly Tutorial Participation, length 200 words per week, 25%
Assessment 4: Examination - one hour, 25%

BAB324 INTERNSHIP 6.0

This subject aims to provide knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a career, and work professionally in the music industry. Conceptual, procedural and dispositional capacities will all be considered. Students will gain an understanding of their own strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills, abilities, graduate attributes and employability skills. Students will reflect on their profile using this broad framework and apply it to a career management strategy. At the end of this subject the student will have completed a music industry internship that will complement their career development goals. Students will be involved in activities within a professional Music Business environment, which could include a record label, a music publishing business, performance venue, or a promotional entrepreneur, for example. The student will execute and then review their internship as they observe, gain, analyse and critically assess skills and knowledge gathered in this placement, and reflect on the implications for and refine future career goals and directions. Students will be supervised by an industry professional, and/or, an academic mentor. The internship must be negotiated with, and approved by, the subject co-ordinator.

Contact hours are: 1 hour lecture per week for 13 weeks, and 12 full days at the students' internship site.
Prerequisites: Yes - BAB314 Applied Business 5
Assessment: Assessment 1: Internship Proposal, length 1,500 words, 30%
Assessment 2: Critical Reflection and report on internship undertaken, length 2,000 words, 40%
Assessment 3: Supervisor's report, 10%
Assessment 4: Critical Reflection on Supervisor's report, length 1,000 words, 10%
Assessment 5: Class participation and in-class exercises, 10%

BAB122 LAW (MUSIC INDUSTRY) 6.0

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BAB211 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 3 (RECORD INDUSTRY) 6.0

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BAB213 ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 6.0

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BAB221 MUSIC INDUSTRY STUDIES 4 (FUTURE OF MUSIC) 6.0

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BAB223 MUSIC INDUSTRY MARKETING 6.0

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BAB222 BUSINESS CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT 6.0

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BAB216 PUBLICITY, PROMOTIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 6.0

Music Industry Publicity, Promotions & PR provides the student with an understanding of core promotional activities required in todays music industry market, and the ability to incorporate them into an integrated marketing plan. Students will construct strong promotional campaigns across all platforms, and develop skills such as writing media releases, organising news conferences, undertaking media training for artists and briefing agencies, as well as handling communications in a crisis situation. The ethical and regulatory issues that can arise in promotional activity will also be studied.

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Assessment 1: 500 word media release + 500 word supporting documentation, 20%
Assessment 2: Promotional Plan, length 2,000 words, 40%
Assessment 3: Examination - 2 hours, 40%
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