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Master of Music (Performance Studies)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM102

CRICOS 064439F

The program provides students with the opportunity to concentrate on music performance and enhance technical mastery within an area of specialisation. Broad knowledge of the repertoire and advanced skills in the practice of the profession are developed. The program focuses on traditional approaches to classical and jazz performance in addition to studies of 20th century music. Teaching methodology includes weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff. 

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3CM102
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only.
    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: 3CM102

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 064439F
    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
    Over two years, students take 24 units in the major performance area of specialisation and 24 units of electives. Electives are selected from a range including minor recitals, Negotiated Projects, Professional Projects, and advanced music ensemble work.

    Options are built into the curriculum, so that entry and exits via lower level postgraduate programs are possible. Students can exit after two semesters with a Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance). Those students with more advanced skills and experience in performance can be given status for 24 units, enter the second year of the program and undertake the remaining 24 units in one year of study on campus.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Areas of Specialisation

    Over two years, students take 24 units in the major performance area of specialisation and 24 units of electives. Electives are selected from a range including minor recitals, negotiated projects, professional projects, and advanced music ensemble work.

    Options are built into the curriculum, so that entry and exits via lower level postgraduate programs are possible. Students can exit after two semesters with a Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance). Those students with more advanced skills and experience in performance can be given status in 24 units, enter the second year of the program and undertake the remaining 24 units in one year of study on campus.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1S1 Minor Recital IV (6 units) Negotiated Project IV (6 units)
    S2 Major Recital IV (12 units)
    Year 2S1 Professional Project V (6 units)* Ensemble V (6 units)*
    Minor Recital V (6 units)* Research Project V (12 units)*
    S2 Major Recital V (12 units)
    *in consultation with the course coordinator, students select 12 units from these courses

    Minor Recital students receive twelve 1:1 instrumental lessons.
    Major Recital students receive twenty four 1:1 instrumental lessons.
    With permission, students can receive 18 lessons in each semester.

    Assessment

    Assessments include recitals and assessment of workshops/seminars. Students must pass the Major Recital in the first year of the program to progress into the second year of study. If students fall within the "Additional Assessment" range for the Major Recital, on successful completion of the additional/replacement assessment, they will exit with the Graduate Diploma and will not be able to continue with the Masters program.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

 

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