Bachelor of Music (Advanced)

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334671
CRICOS 097522E
The Bachelor of Music (Advanced) provides an enhanced learning experience for high achieving students. Both challenging and rewarding, students benefit from more intensive individual tuition, access to advanced classes in their specialisation, and special opportunities for higher level study through masterclasses and professional placements.

Three specialisations are available:

  • Performance (Classical, Jazz, Voice)
  • Creative Arts (Composition, Popular Music, Sonic Arts)
  • Research Studies (Musicology, Music Education/Pedagogy)
Students become a member of a small but distinctive community within the wider community of the University. The degree creates a unique environment in which high-achieving students can thrive and achieve their full potential. Graduates will have the advantage of a more advanced level of professional training for employment in the music industry.

Note: Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or they will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Music.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334671
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July.
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Your year 12 Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors (bonus factors)) is used in the case of a tie-breaker.
    Prerequisites Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:

    • Performance ? Classical

    • Performance ? Jazz

    • Performance ? Classical Voice

    • Creative Arts ? Sonic Arts

    • Creative Arts ? Popular Music

    Must have:

    • Audition/Interview with a minimum score of 90 or above

    • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent.

    • Musicianship test

    Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:

    • Creative Arts - Composition

    • Research Studies ? Music Education

    • Research Studies - Musicology

    Must have:

    • ATAR of 95 (or equivalent) / GPA of 5.5

    • Audition/Interview

    • Musicianship test

    *Some majors require an ATAR of 95 or equivalent and some only require completion of SACE or equivalent with a minimum score of 90 in the musicianship test (90 is linked to the audition).

    Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge: various, pending area of specialisation.

    These include:
    - Year 12 Solo performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, or CPM Advancing Step 4, plus year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory (or international equivalents). - The ability to read music; familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. - Performance applicants must provide a list of pieces studied over the past two years.

    Additional Entry Requirements
    All Bachelor of Music (Advanced) students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition/interview.The audition/interview will assess each applicant's current skill level and potential for future studies and offers will be made on the basis of the audition/interview score, academic achievement and the Musicianship test. The Musicianship test aims to assess the applicant's general level of musicianship, which involves the ability to identify and recognise musical concepts within aural, written and theoretical contexts.

    To apply for an audition/interview and for details regarding audition rounds, Musicianship test and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Your best GPA is used in the case of a tie-breaker.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334671

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 097522E
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 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
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 95
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 37
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 23
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 5
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 13
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 90
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 6.4
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 96
    ISC & CBSE [India] 90%
    ISBE [India] 95%
    SAT [US] 1520
    Abitur 1.6
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 3.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 9.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.55
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 88
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 88
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 430
    ANU Foundation Studies 81
    Monash Foundation Year 82.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 86
    UNSW Foundation Year 8.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 8.0
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 77
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 6.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 88
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:

    • Performance ? Classical

    • Performance ? Jazz

    • Performance ? Classical Voice

    • Creative Arts ? Sonic Arts

    • Creative Arts ? Popular Music

    Must have:

    • Audition/Interview with a minimum score of 90 or above

    • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent.

    • Musicianship test

    Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:

    • Creative Arts - Composition

    • Research Studies ? Music Education

    • Research Studies - Musicology

    Must have:

    • ATAR of 95 (or equivalent) / GPA of 5.5

    • Audition/Interview

    • Musicianship test

    *Some majors require an ATAR of 95 or equivalent and some only require completion of SACE or equivalent with a minimum score of 90 in the musicianship test (90 is linked to the audition).

    International Qualifications Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:
    • Performance - Classical
    • Performance - Jazz
    • Performance - Classical Voice
    • Creative Arts - Sonic Arts
    • Creative Arts - Popular Music
    Must have:
    • Audition/Interview with a minimum score of 90 or above 
    • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent.
    • Musicianship test
    Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:
    • Creative Arts - Composition
    • Research Studies - Music Education
    • Research Studies - Musicology
    Must have:
    • ATAR of 95 (or equivalent) / GPA of 5.5
    • Audition/Interview * Musicianship test
    *Some majors require an ATAR of 95 or equivalent and some only require completion of SACE or equivalent with a minimum score of 90 in the musicianship test (90 is linked to the audition).

    Please click here for a list of qualifications that are recognised for undergraduate entry.
    Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge: various, pending Area of Specialisation. These include: * Year 12 Solo performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, or CPM Advancing Step 4, plus year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory (or international equivalents). * The ability to read music; familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. * Performance applicants must provide a list of pieces studied over the past two years.
    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.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,450

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Accompanist, Art Director, Arts Administrator, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Technologist, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Chamber Musician, Opera Singer, Composer, Conductor, Production Assistant, Recording Artist / Musician, Research and Education, Singer, Instrumentalist

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 Study Overseas opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact arts@adelaide.edu.au to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however specific exchanges are available for Bachelor of Music students:     

    • Simpson College (US)
    • University of Canterbury (NZ)
    • McGill University (Canada)
    • University of Southampton (UK)
  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 S1 MUSCLASS 1200
    Classical Performance Adv 1A

    MUSGEN 1201
    Music Professional Development 1A
    MUSSUPST 1001
    Musicianship Fundamentals 1A

    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    S2 MUSCLASS 1200
    Classical Performance Adv 1B

    MUSGEN 1201
    Music Professional Development 1B
    MUSSUPST 1002
    Musicianship Fundamentals 1B
    Broadening Elective

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    Year 2 S1 MUSCLASS 2200
    Classical Performance Adv 2A

    MUSGEN 2201
    Music Professional Development 2A
    MUSSUPST 2001
    Musicianship 2A

    XXXX XXXX
    Music Advanced Minor Project

    S2 MUSCLASS 2201
    Classical Performance Adv 2B

    MUSGEN 2202
    Music Professional Development 2B
    MUSSUPST 2002
    Musicianship 2B


    Broadening Elective

    (Semester 2 ONLY)
    Year 3 S1 MUSCLASS 3200
    Classical Performance Adv 3A

    MUSGEN 3201
    Music Professional Development 3A
    MUSSUPST 3001
    Musicianship 3


    Broadening Elective 

    (Semester 1 ONLY)
    S2 MUSCLASS 3200
    Classical Performance Adv 3B
    MUSGEN 3202
    Music Professional Development 3B
    XXXX XXXX
    Music Advanced Major Project

                                                                6 Units
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Last updated: Monday, 9 Jul 2018