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Graduate Diploma in Music Performance

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GD028

CRICOS 013935A

This program provides students with the opportunity to study performance (classical or jazz), enhancing their technical mastery and repertoire knowledge. Recitals allow students to prepare and present programs of major repertoire and may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti or accompaniment. Further skills, complementary to the primary area of performance study, are developed through an individualised project with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment. Teaching methodology includes weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff.

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3GD028
    Mid-year entry Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must submit a high quality DVD (or electronic file via Dropbox or Youtube) of varying and contrasting work of 25 minutes duration to the Elder Conservatorium of Music. It should include four or more music pieces of different styles or by different composers and a letter of verification from the music teacher or qualified person confirming that the performance is a true representation of the applicant?s own work. Classical voice applicants must present works in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.

    The recording must clearly state the date on which the recording was made and whether it represents a live performance, commercial release or radio broadcast.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD028

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    CRICOS 013935A
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Music or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a recorded audition. Auditions must address the criteria specific to the applicant's instrument/area of study. For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/

    Applicants who are living in Adelaide may be asked to attend an in-person audition, off-shore auditions may be available in selected locations.

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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $26,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates from this program have various performance opportunities in public and private practice, and often undertake teaching in the private studio.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    This program comprises performance tuition through preparation of a major recital, a minor recital and negotiated projects. The recitals provide the opportunity to present a program of works in the major study and may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti or accompaniment.

    The negotiated projects allow the student to select an activity that complements their major study with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    The program consists of 24 units of study and comprises performance tuition through preparation of a major recital (12 units), a minor recital (6 units) and negotiated projects (6 units). The recitals provide the opportunity to present a program of works in the major study and may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti or accompaniment. The negotiated projects allow the student to select an activity that complements their major study with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment.

    Assessment

    Assessment includes recitals and negotiated projects.

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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

 

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