Bachelor of Music (Music Education and Pedagogy)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324066
The Bachelor of Music provides the intensive professional training required for employment in today’s music industry. It provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment that nurtures highly skilled, flexible and industry-ready graduates.
Music Education and Pedagogy prepares students for careers in professional music education. Students develop their skills as music teachers in primary and secondary schools, and private studios.
Students develop their skills and understanding in instrumental/vocal music teaching and learning in schools and private studio settings as well as value adding to their skills in their creative speciality. An emphasis on the practical application of ideas and concepts ensures students are involved in an variety of practice teaching activities.
Studying teaching as well as a creative specialty often leads students to broaden their expertise (such as a wider variety of musical styles or an additional musical instrument) so that graduates can emerge with a suite of skills that allows them to pursue a “portfolio” career in instrumental/vocal teaching, performance and complementary musical activities.
Further study will be required to be eligible to apply for South Australian teacher registration.
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SATAC Code 324066 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 Assumed Knowledge As per relevant specialisation Additional Entry RequirementsAll Bachelor of Music (Music Education & Pedagogy) 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
SATAC Code: 324066
- 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 video/folio of works. Auditions/folios 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.
- Without formal qualifications?
Fees and Scholarships
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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.
Arts Administrator, Music Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Classroom Music Teacher
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)
Degree StructureStudents of Music Education and Pedagogy undertake core education courses in addition to courses in a secondary area of study (one of the other 7 majors offered in the Bachelor of Music).
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year 1 ARTS 1007
The Enquiring Mind
(semester 1 or 2)
Music Education Performance Studies 1A
Foundations of Music Education 1A
Musicianship Fundamentals 1A
Broadening/ Music Elective Level MUSEP 1104
Music Education Performance Studies 1B
Foundations of Music Education 1B
Musicianship Fundamentals 1B
Year 2 Broadening/ Music Elective Level MUSEP 2103
Music Education Performance Studies 2
Music Education in Theory & Practice 2A
Broadening/ Music Elective Level MUSGEN 2010
Foundations of Conducting
Music Education in Theory & Practice 2B
Year 3 Broadening/ Music Elective Level 3 MUSEP 3102
Music Education Performance Studies 3
Music Education in Theory & Practice 3
Broadening/ Music Elective Level 3 Broadening/ Music Elective
Music Research & Professional Practice
Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017