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Music and Sound Design

Love music? With a Bachelor of Music and Sound Design, you’ll translate your passion into practice and prepare for a career in the contemporary sound industry.

Music and sound design

This course is a great fit for tech-savvy musicians who don’t necessarily want to perform themselves. It produces specialists — not generalists — in this niche area of study, and is the first of its kind to combine music, sound and screens. We take a hands-on, try-it-and-see approach where you can test out musical theory and new ideas in the studio. You’ll learn to create and produce music for film, TV, internet and games. You’ll also study a course curriculum that’s shaped by industry. That means the skills you gain — artistic, professional and theoretical — will set you up for a career as a working musician or producer.


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Why Music and Sound Design at UTS?

  • Skill up
    Learn great production techniques using a range of industry standard technologies.
  • Become a specialist
    This niche degree will give you expertise that’s specific to the contemporary music and sound industries.
  • Have something to show for it
    Develop a portfolio of sound works to show future employers.
  • Let the experts guide you
    Industry input shapes our course curriculum — what you study will be directly relevant to your future career.
  • Cross boundaries
    Gain a mix of hard and soft skills necessary for the disrupted sector.
  • Get professional
    Pursue internships and professional practice opportunities in the industry you’ll work in.
  • Follow your passion
    You’ll have the freedom to focus on your own musical interests.


Graduates work in sound design and production across a diverse range of media, communication and design outlets including music, film, animation, web, gaming, interactive digital media, exhibition design and architecture.

Roles include include electronic music composer, sound designer, music producer, digital media artist, interactive media designer, digital musical interface designer, communication specialist and installation artist/sound sculptor.

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What the students say

Jerome Studdy, UTS:Communication studentJerome Studdy
Bachelor of Sound and Music Design

“The degree provided a platform for me to develop my skills and interests in sound design, editing, mastering, and working with film.”

Oscar Brown, UTS Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts in International StudiesOscar Brown
Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

“There really is no bachelor degree like it in Sydney.”

Jack Tarlinton, UTS Bachelor of Sound and Music Design graduateJack Tarlinton
Bachelor of Sound and Music Design

“The Sound and Music Design Program attracted me with its focus on teaching skills using industry-standard and cutting-edge technologies.”

Anita Dawson, UTS Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of International StudiesAnita Dawson
Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

“I love the practical part of my course. The compositions and prototypes we develop always stretch our imagination.”

Jordan Dorjee, UTS Bachelor of Sound and Music DesignJordan Dorjee
Bachelor of Sound and Music Design

“The type of music I was most interested in wasn’t covered in any other course.”

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Student work

  • Horizon — a poetic film documentary of a year in Chile. A collaborative project between Communication students in Sound and Music Design, Media Arts and Production, Journalism and International Studies.

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