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Let Creativity Guide Your Future

Studying for a creative career is fulfilling and diverse, and will set you up for life.

At Box Hill Institute, we believe that education isn’t just a product - it’s a life changing experience. 

That’s why we’re proud to offer a range of nationally recognised qualifications, inspired by industry and tailored to your needs. 

Box Hill Institute will equip you with the skills you need to thrive in the workplace, helping you to discover and create new career opportunities across a variety of industries.  

  • Small class sizes
  • Qualified teachers
  • Career-oriented learning
  • Practical skills
  • Modern facilities
  • Industry connections

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Music Performance

Our music performance courses encourage and support musicians to establish themselves as professionals working in the music industry. In all our performance programs you will learn from highly skilled and successful musicians and perform in a creative environment on stage, and in our world class recording studios. You will enjoy collaborative artistic experiences in a supportive environment, apply skills and develop business vision so you graduate ready to thrive.

Box Hill Institute graduates who have enjoyed industry success include G Flip, members of The Living End and Alpine. They have recorded, produced, or performed with world class acts such as Katy Perry, Mary J Blige, will.i.am, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Meg Mac, Paul Kelly, Angus & Julia Stone, Marlon Williams, and Sampa The Great to name a few.

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Composition

This composition course focuses on rigorous study across orchestration, musicianship, music for screen media and games, music production and song writing. Our composers work inside our world class production suites and post production studio, and collaborate with performers and producers to work on cross-discipline projects and create new works. Students also work on real film and game projects with students from Deakin and Swinburne Universities.

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Production

With access to world class facilities and industry leading staff, the production programs at Box Hill Institute encourage and support emerging sound and music professionals to develop the technical and creative skills required to establish a career in the music industry. All our production focused programs are centred in our state of the art, Sing Sing East studios. You will enjoy collaborative artistic experiences in a supportive environment, apply skills and develop business vision so that you graduate ready to thrive.

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Music Business

Our industry recognised music business programs are designed to deliver high level music business learnings in an applied setting. By combining industry expert lecturers, an on-campus record label, world class recording facilities, a live music venue, collaboration with other disciplines and access to industry, students in these program graduate ready to succeed in industry.

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Postgraduate Studies

Our postgraduate music programs enable musicians to develop and articulate their own artistic voice. The programs deliver a series of experiences designed to develop the broad-based, collaborative and cross-disciplinary skills you need for the wide variety of music careers available in today’s market. You will become an artistic leader, capable of solving complex artistic music issues and problems in industry-relevant contexts.

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Hip Hop

Box Hill Institute offers the only nationally recognised qualification specialising in hip hop. This program is aimed at young hip hop artists who want to produce, manage and develop their own careers. The course is taught by some of Australia’s leading hip hop artists, including Nfa Jones (ARIA winner, 1200 techniques, House of Beige), Davey Norris aka Dizz1 (Roots Manuva, Aloe Blacc) and Syrene Favero aka Creamy Spies (House of Beige, Remi, Sampa the Great).

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Facilities

and Student Experience

The new music school facility includes a range of recording studios, film production suites, practice rooms, and a flexible 250-seat performance space. Acoustics and audio visual engineering company, Hanson Associates has provided fully integrated engineering solutions including studio design, vibration isolation, auditorium acoustics, noise control, and production systems.

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COVID-19

How we’re responding to Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

As we closely monitor the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), you can view our FAQs to learn more about how Box Hill Institute is responding to any updates from relevant authorities. 
You can view our FAQs below for all general information, health advice questions and class information for students.

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What instruments can I study in music?

A wide variety of instrumentation is covered at Box Hill Institute including brass, woodwind, strings, bass (electric & upright) guitar, piano, drums and more!

What is a Certificate III in Music Industry?

A Certificate III in Music Industry is a course with 2 specialisations, one in performance and the other in sound production. These courses are designed to improve your skills in the core fundamentals of music and set you on the path to continue studying or to start your career. This course is only available through the VETDSS system with participating schools/colleges.

How long is a Certificate IV in Music Industry?

A Certificate IV in Music Industry is completed in 6 months full time (approx 3 -4 days a week) or part time 12 months (2 days a week).

What qualifications do you need to work in the music industry?

A degree level qualification is required for those in the technical aspects of the music industry (sound production, composition, education) however, a "portfolio of work" is generally held in higher regard for performers.

What is a Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop)?

A Diploma of Music Industry (Hip Hop) is a specialist course designed for those who want to produce, manage and develop their own music career. In the course, you will study hip hop production, songwriting, business and performance.

How long is a Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop)?

A Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop) is completed in 12 months full time.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry?

Our Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry Degree covers the ecosystem of this dynamic and growing industry. Festival, Tour and Artist Management, Marketing skills and the Technical Applications required, Music Law, Music Publishing, Copyrights and Trademarks, Entrepreneurship, Grant Writing and start up business funding, Accounting, metrics and analytics to aid in decision making. Popular Culture and the importance of music in its development.

Work as an artist manager, tour manager, festival organiser, booking agent, publicist or venue manager. Work at a record label in A&R, marketing or publicity, or start your own record label. Become a music supervisor or publisher placing songs on TV shows or in advertising or film!

How long is a Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry?

A Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry is completed in 3 years full time.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio Production?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio Production is a course designed for those who are looking for the skills needed to work as a producer, engineer, musician, composer, sound engineer, film or game audio sound designer or audio technician. 

What is the difference between studying Audio Production and Sound Production?

Sound production students focus more on the technical aspects of music production (studio recording & live sound). Students studying audio production take elements of the composition stream (more theoretical compositional elements) and this is blended with elements of the sound production course resulting in a hybrid.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition is a course designed to kickstart your career as a composer, orchestrator, sound designer, film and media composer, songwriter, music producer or game audio professional. The course will equip you with the skills needed to excel in your career.

What are the career outcomes from studying a Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition?

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition, you can apply for jobs as a composer for film, TV and games, sound designer, musical director, concert music composer, writer and arranger, music artist and many more.

What qualifications do you need to work as a music producer?

A degree in Sound or Audio production is essential to give you the underpinning knowledge to become a producer.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance is a course designed for musicians who want to take their musicianship to the next level and learn the skills required to have a successful career as a performing artist. 

How long is a Graduate Diploma of Music (Contemporary Practice)?

A Graduate Diploma of Music (Contemporary Practice) is completed in 12 months full time.

What are the career outcomes from studying a Master of Music (Contemporary Practice)?

Upon successful completion of the Master of Music (Contemporary Practice), you can apply for roles including composer, conductor, performer, producer, multimedia producer, music critic, radio producer/presenter, music theorist or higher education music teacher.

How long is a Master of Music (Contemporary Practice)?

A Master of Music (Contemporary Practice) is completed in 2 years full time or 4-6 years part time.

What are the career outcomes from studying music performance?

Upon successful completion of a music performance course, you may apply for roles including performer, composer, music education or marketing.