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Introduction to Music

Tune in to music courses online. Meander through musicology as you explore musical styles, theories and genres. Open your ears to cultural considerations and the impact of music on everyday life. Explore the mind-body connection of music and mood.

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University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-EPR130

Arts Education: Music & Visual Arts

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

Next enrolment closes 14 Jul

University of New England

UndergraduateUNE-MUSI111

Encounters in Music

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024, 21 Oct 2024

Griffith University

UndergraduateGRF-SGY355

Popular Music, Culture and Identity

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 04 Nov 2024

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-FXA100

The Arts and Dementia Care

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Online music degrees

University of Southern Queensland

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of New England

UndergraduateUNE-MUS-DIP

Diploma in Music

A unique, fully online music course

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of the Sunshine Coast

UndergraduateUSC-COM-DEG

Bachelor of Communication

With a focus on social media or journalism

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland

UndergraduateUSQ-MPR-DEG

Bachelor of Music (Music Practice)

Find your voice as an independent, contemporary musician

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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