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Bachelor of Arts

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

Tabor’s Bachelor of Arts has a focus on music, and merges theory and performance in a uniquely engaging and inspiring way!

Through the course, students have the opportunity to explore and experience a broad range of genres including Musical Theatre, Jazz, Classical and Contemporary styles. The BA qualification provides students with an opportunity to develop solo and ensemble performance skills, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of music education, composing and world music.

The program is delivered in a superbly modern and specialised building, complete with performance spaces, practice rooms and digital recording and composing software.  You will have an opportunity to expand your skills as a multi-instrumental musician, when we assist you in learning a second instrument. You will also develop public performance skills through Tabor’s range of ensembles, bands and choral (vocal) groups – this will help develop your professional skills and build networks to help secure future employment.

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to prepare graduates for success in a wide range of music industry careers.  Additionally, the course offers students an opportunity to specialise in another field within this degree (such as youth work or counselling).

The music students at Tabor have established a creative and vibrant community where every individual is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential as a professionally-developed musician.

For a tertiary experience truly like no other, choose Music at Tabor.

Music application/audition information.

Professional Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts is the basic building block of tertiary education. A Bachelor of Arts degree can be a powerful springboard towards your dream job, or an opportunity to discover what you love doing, while developing essential skills along the way. It can also be a first step towards further study, including specialisation in a chosen field through postgraduate work.

Arts graduates have in the past established careers in a wide range of areas, such as instrumental tutor, government and media careers.

If you have a passion for teaching, you can continue studying a Master of Teaching after completing your BA, and be qualified to be a music teacher in the State, Christian and Independent school systems.

Course Structure


Logic and Reasoning
Philosophical Ethics: Theory and Practice of Virtue
Bible as Literature
Creative Writing: Non fiction
Origins of World Civilisations
Theological Reflection in Life and Work
Engaging the Christian Scriptures
Exploring Contemporary Spirituality


Music Performance 1
Music Performance 2
Music Performance 3
Music Theory and Analysis 1
Music Theory and Analysis 2
Music History and Instrumentation 1
Music History and Instrumentation 2
Composition and Arranging


Select 4 subjects within the following fields:

Creative Writing
Social Science
Youth Work
Theology Studies


Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

What do I need for entry?

Qualify for mature age entry

Non-Academic Requirements

Places will be allocated on the basis of applicant suitability assessed through audition and theory test, as well as academic results. Download an information pack.

Applicants will be contacted directly to arrange an audition date and time.

How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus and partially online.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: HU714A
SATAC: 5A0406

Course Level

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