How to apply to the Bachelor of Music

Step 1: Apply to the ANU

You must apply to the ANU either directly (current year 12 students) or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Domestic applications – ANU Undergraduate

International applications – ANU Undergraduate

Current ANU students – Transferring between degrees

For further information on how to apply to ANU or for more information on the co-curricular or service requirement please visit the ANU website.

Pathways - Students who successfully complete the below program will be eligible to apply through UAC and admitted into a Bachelor of Music.

  • DP-BD72 Diploma of Music (CUA50820) offered by the Canberra Institute of Technology  

Step 2: Create an Embark Account

Performance Major/Minor Only

Registrations in Embark are now only necessary for applicants registering for a place in Performance. Performance applicants must create an account in Embark to register for an audition. If you have a problem creating an Embark account or uploading issues, please contact the Embark Helpdesk in the first instance.


Performance Auditions 

To be accepted into the Performance Major or Minor you will need to pass audition. Please note that this does not replace the ANU application process (see step 1). All students who successfully audition will be automatically considered for relevant scholarships. When applying for an ANU Bachelor degree program, you may be eligible to receive performance-based adjustments of up to 5 points. More information can be found here.

You will attend a live audition (preferred) OR submit a digital audition, both of which must be prepared as per the Auditions Guide 

ANU Direct applicants (year 12 students) have the option of submitting a digital audition in July or November 2023, or can attend a live audition in November 2023. 

Our team will endeavour to send audition outcome letters as soon as practicable.

Closing Dates

July Auditions - ANU Direct applicants only

Digital auditions must be uploaded and submitted by 16 July 2023

Live auditions will not be held in this round


November Auditions

Live audition registrations close 29 October 2023

Digital auditions must be submitted by 19 November 2023

Live auditions will be held on 23 and 24 November 2023

Live audition invitations will be sent early November 2023


Please note that the applicant takes responsibility for choosing in which round they audition


Composition, Composition for Film and Video Games, Musicology and Music Technology Majors

No additional information is necessary for these majors.

For further information please contact 



Program details

Plan:  BMUSI
UAC Code: 139114
3 years full-time
144 units


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Updated:  1 November 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications