**This information only applies to students who commenced the Bachelor of Music degree Prior to 2016**
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music composition department is a vibrant environment in which young composing musicians are equipped with the skills and insights necessary to develop their own creative voices.
We encourage composition in all styles, and offer guidance via a weekly seminar and regular group and individual lessons. Students have the opportunity to work through all phases of the composition process, from first ideas, through completion of a professionally-presented score, to interaction with performers in rehearsals culminating in public performance.
Students apply for entry to the composition specialisation at the end of their first year of the BMus, taking a guided program of specialised study over several years. Undergraduate students also undertake training in electro-acoustic sound manipulation, studio recording and editing.
Intended learning outcomes