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Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Christian Music)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 17-February-2020
ATC Vision College
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Pursue your passion for music with the Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Christian Music) and study the type of music you love - Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz, even Classical if you like. All based in a dynamic Christian atmosphere.

In addition to studying worship music, students complete one theology paper each year. The degree also studies modern styles of music, working in a band, music production and the music industry. This dual focus provides an excellent platform for a music career in either the workplace or ministry. It is also recognised by universities for further study in music and other fields such as education.

The Diploma in Contemporary Music (Level 5) stands as the first year of the Bachelor of Music. This diploma music qualification develops musicianship and performance skills to an advanced level, preparing students for future careers in performance, education, church leadership, music management and music production. Students have the option to complete this diploma on its own, or to continue on to Year Two of the Bachelor of Music. This diploma focuses on developing musical knowledge and performance skills. Students can study the Voice or Instrument elective, Music Production, Music Industry, Songwriting and Arranging, Music Fundamentals, Popular Music, Ensemble Performance and Theology.

Students are given opportunities to experience all aspects of music including assisting in the annual Vision College tour to schools and other performance events, developing and strengthening their musical knowledge in preparation for the following two years of the Bachelor of Music. All applicants need to be able to play an instrument or sing and will receive one-on-one tuition that will take their skills to a more advanced level. This programme allows students to develop their musical, technical and performance skills as individuals. In addition, they are involved in various ensembles and music teams.

The Diploma in Performance Music (Level 6) qualification further develops students in their chosen stream (Instrument, Voice or Song writing), with continued one-on-one tuition. Students are given opportunities to perform at various events, including the annual tour to schools and Showcase. This, along with the Diploma in Contemporary Music, is a pre-requisite for the Bachelor of Music.

Students will study stimulating music subjects that require critical thinking, verbal and written communication as well as showcasing their talent and developing confidence and professionalism, through a variety of individual and group performances. They will learn about music education and the business of teaching; develop production and engineering skills for recording, composing and arranging techniques, and further develop shared musical experiences through improvisation and ensemble classes.

The Bachelor of Music (Level 7) qualification brings students to an advanced level of knowledge and skills in major areas of musical understanding and performance. Students who choose to complete this music course will receive further one-on-one tuition in their chosen stream (Instrument, Voice, and Song Writing). Students continue to develop skills in their elective and also develop higher research and academic skills. Students can study the type of music they love in their specialist voice or instrument electives including Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz or Classical.

The degree programme has a balance of both performance and academic aspects and many of our graduates have been highly successful in their music-related careers which include performance, education, church leadership, music management and music production. Some have furthered their study with Post Graduate Diplomas or Masters degrees.

Career Opportunities

  • Musician
  • Artistic Director
  • Entertainer

Entry criteria

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years old and have four years secondary education or be aged over 20.
  • Be interviewed and auditioned
  • Students for whom English is a second language must have an IELTS score of 6 (academic) with no individual band lower than 5.5, or equivalent (Pearson score of 50+)


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