The University of Newcastle

Music at the University of Newcastle





The School of Drama, Fine Art and Music at the University of Newcastle promotes musical excellence and innovation. It prepares musicians and creative artists for professional music careers in fields including performance, production, composition, teaching and musicology. Its musical programs develop performance and creative skills, encourage improvisation and collaboration, and promote engagement and experimentation with modern techniques and technologies.

The University's undergraduate and postgraduate programs are delivered at the Conservatorium of Music, in the heart of the city of Newcastle. The School of Drama, Fine Art and Music boasts state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities, including a premier concert hall. Our graduates are prominent on the world stage. Many play in national and international orchestras and ensembles or hold key production and creative roles in the music industry.

The teaching academics are experts in their field and many are themselves accomplished performance artists. Students have the opportunity to play with, or create for, a diverse array of ensembles and bands, including jazz, pop and world music, symphonic and wind orchestras, and chamber or large choirs.

Students can specialise in performance (instrumental/voice), composition, creative music production (technology), musicology, or may combine these areas into a double major. The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive, cosmopolitan university providing 35,000 students with the latest in contemporary teaching practices. It is renowned for preparing confident, well-equipped, career-ready individuals who attract some of the highest graduate starting salaries in Australia.