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.


Step 2: Create an Embark Account

You must create an Embark account to register for an audition and/or to upload a portfolio of works. If you have issues with your Embark registration please contact the Embark Helpdesk in the first instance 

Embark registrations close on 30 October 2022

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. More information can be found here.

You must prepare your audition as per the Auditions Guide 

Closing Dates

Digital Audition Uploads

Sunday 20 November 2022


Live Auditions

Embark audition registrations close Sunday 30 October 2022

Live auditions will be held on 24-26 November 2022 (inclusive)


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

A portfolio of works is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Applicants with no prior experience may submit a statement of interest in lieu of a portfolio. Applicants may submit between 1-3 scores and/or recordings of their work that they feel best represents their recent output. Submitted works may be in any musical style. Recordings are optional but not required. Applicants should also submit a writing sample of 250 words on a topic of your choice, chosen from; a statement of your compositional goals, a short essay of your musical influences, a recent analysis essay in music theory or history, program notes from an original composition, a statement on how you plan to use your ANU training in your future career path.

Closing Dates
Embark applications close Sunday 30 October 2022 for panel review


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Program details

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


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Updated:  24 January 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications