Master of Music (Performance Studies)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM102
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.
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SATAC Code 3CM102 Enquiries Ask AdelaideSATAC Code: 3CM102
CRICOS 064439F Intake February and July
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 RequirementsInternational 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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates from this program have various performance opportunities in public and private practice, and often undertake teaching in the private studio.
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Degree StructureOver 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 1 S1 Minor Recital IV (6 units) Negotiated Project IV (6 units) S2 Major Recital IV (12 units) Year 2 S1 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.
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