A career in music can take you all over the world: performing in orchestras, conducting operas, teaching music in a school, playing in a rock band or composing film scores. Our degrees give you the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest or to explore other combinations of arts and social sciences subjects across the University of Sydney. We offer mentoring by industry leaders in your chosen field throughout your course. You will have plenty of opportunities to perform or have your work performed. These can count towards your credit points. We also have a range of scholarship options to support both domestic and international students. Scholarships can help to fund your studies, your research, opportunities for overseas study and touring. The best facilities to study music in the Asia-Pacific region, and just a short stroll to the Sydney Opera House. A range of choices in your degree progression, flexible study options, and a variety of training opportunities.
Study Music for your bachelor’s degree
Music is a fundamental attribute of the human species. Virtually all cultures, from the most primitive to the most advanced, make music. It's been true through history, and it's true throughout an individual's lifespan.
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Are you thinking about studying Music at university but unsure what you will gain from studying this subject? Watch our short film to hear students Elliot, Ella, Asuka and Ed explain why they love studying Music - and why we think you will too. Studying Music to degree level enhances overall health, employability and connections with a multitude of people — from fellow students and staff to audience members and future employers. Read on to discover key benefits of studying this fascinating and flexible subject at university. Musicians have a fantastic ability to create, store, categorise and retrieve memories faster than others.
This study investigates how background music influences learning with respect to three different theoretical approaches. Both the Mozart effect as well as the arousal-mood-hypothesis indicate that background music can potentially benefit learning outcomes. While the Mozart effect assumes a direct influence of background music on cognitive abilities, the arousal-mood-hypothesis assumes a mediation effect over arousal and mood. However, the seductive detail effect indicates that seductive details such as background music worsen learning. We tested 81 college students using a between-subject design with half of the sample listening to two pop songs while learning a visual text and the other half learning in silence.