Bachelor of Music
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
Music degrees offered by the Elder Conservatorium provide the intensive professional training required for employment in today’s music industry in a challenging and stimulating learning environment that nurtures highly skilled, flexible and industry-ready graduates.
Program options include: Classical Voice, Music Composition, Music Education and Pedagogy, Music Performance - Classical, Music Performance - Jazz, Musicology, Popular Music & Creative Technologies, Sonic Arts.
Majors comprise at least 24 units, supported by a range of musicianship courses and other electives. For entry to Music programs from semester 1, 2018, students apply for their chosen specialisation.
The Bachelor of Music is also available as a double degree with the Bachelor of Arts.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au 2017 CSP ATAR 65 2017 CSP IB 24 Deferment Yes - 2 year Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask Adelaide Year 12 Applicants You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score. Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge varies for the different specialisations available in the Bachelor of Music. Classical Performance - Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Classical Voice - Year 12 Solo Performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Jazz Performance - Year 12 Solo Performance or CPM Advancing Step 4, plus Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Composition - Year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory. Popular Music and Creative Technologies - A familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. Sonic Arts - A familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware. Musicology - The ability to read music is expected. Music Education/Pedagogy - As per relevant specialisation. Additional Entry RequirementsAll prospective students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to attend an audition/interview for each area of specialisation, regardless of the number or type of music programs they are applying for. 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. The test comprises: aural questions covering rhythm, tonality, melody and harmony; score interpretation questions about a given short piano extract; theoretical questions such as keys, major and minor scales, intervals and chords. For details regarding the audition rounds and the application process, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music (https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/auditionrounds/).
Alternative entry pathways
Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au
- 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.
- VET applicants
You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. You must also undertake an audition/interview including an aural/theory test. You compete for a place based on your audition score.
- 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
CRICOS 002801F 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 6.5 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 International ATAR 70 International Baccalaureate (IB) 25 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 9 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65 ISC & CBSE [India] 60% ISBE [India] 70% SAT [US] 1120 Abitur 3.7 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5 STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70 Eynesbury Foundation Program 339 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
International Qualifications Music Theory/Practice Assumed Knowledge Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation
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.
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Accompanist, Jazz Musician, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Teacher, Music Technologist, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Opera Singer, Orchestral Musician, Composer, Conductor, Recording Artist / Musician, Singer, Instrumentalist
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.
Study Abroad and ExchangeIt 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 email@example.com 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)
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
- Classical Voice
- Music Composition
- Music Education and Pedagogy
- Music Performance – Classical
- Music Performance – Jazz
- Popular Music and Creative Technologies
- Sonic Arts
Example Study Plan
Study plans for all majors in the Bachelor of Music are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017