Course details

CRICOS course code: 075437F

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) is the ideal degree if you are a musician who would like to develop collaborative music skills and have passion to develop key knowledge in today’s entertainment management fields. This degree combines a well-balanced mix of creative and collaborative music and management practice together with practical and theoretical performance knowledge. Combined together, these will give you a head start in a competitive industry.

The arts management areas of study include entrepreneurship, economics, business planning, digital promotions, publishing, organisational behaviour and music law. Towards the conclusion of your award you will experience an internship that will provide opportunities for potential employment once you graduate.

The music units include extensive ensemble and theoretical studies in areas of your choice and you can further enhance your passion for music through a huge range of musical electives from your second year onwards.

You will develop networks of future leaders in both performance and management across all of AIM and in the industry.


There are nine stages of learning in total. Three stages are completed each year (called a Study Period). The course has three distinct subject areas:

Management: Including units such as: Artist Management, Event Management, Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, International and Domestic Business, Publishing, Strategic Partnership, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, Digital Marketing.
Music: Including units such as: Music Ensemble, Music Theory, Critical Studies (in depth elective studies of specific music genres).
Electives: Choose from a vast array of electives in either management or music to enhance or refine your learning.


The modern music industry is comprised of many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll understand the differences between these roles, you’ll be able to communicate effectively with industry professionals and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including:

Career Opportunities

Artist Manager
A&R Manager
Music Publisher
Concert, Tour & Festival Promoter
Entertainment Publicist
Event Manager
Recording Artist
Marketing & Sales
Venue Manager

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Entry criteria

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into our AIM undergraduate degree programs for international students:

a. i) Applicants with recent Higher Education (tertiary) study - at least 6 months full time (at Bachelor degree level or higher) from an internationally-accredited institution OR

ii) Applicants with completed secondary education matriculation in the last 2 years (NSW HSC or recognised equivalent) OR

c. Mature age applicants (21+yrs) not meeting the above criteria but with sufficient previous work / life experience deemed relevant by AIM. AND

b. Applicants obtain an English Language Proficiency IELTS accreditation score of 6.0 or higher, or failing that, have enrolled in an accredited English for Academic Purposes pathway program.


Australian Institute of Music (AIM)
Sydney Campus
1 Foveaux Street
Sydney New South Wales 2010
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