Diploma in Music

Degree Type Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 316191
CRICOS 094107M
The Diploma in Music provides an opportunity for students who may not ordinarily gain entry into a bachelor degree, and provides an introduction to the expectations and requirements of a career as a professional musician.

The diploma is designed both as an articulated pathway out of the CASM Foundation Year Program, and an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Music (primarily, the Popular Music and Sonic Arts specialisations). Three learning streams are available:

> Contemporary Music and Technology Studies
> Ensemble Studies
> Music and Media.

Flexible learning options are also offered for those seeking qualifications in Ensemble Studies and Music and Media.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 316191
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Assumed Knowledge Various, pending 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.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All applicants must have :
    - SACE equivalent
    - Musicianship test and interview/audition

    Alternative entry pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 316191

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 094107M
    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
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications SACE or equivalent. Musicianship test & Interview/Audition
    Assumed Knowledge Various, pending 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.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,650

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    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.

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  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Lyricist, Music Educator, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Producer, Music Researcher, Music Video Director, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, DJ, Recording Artist / Musician, Entertainer, Entertainment Industry, Rock Star, Songwriter, Sound Artist, Sound Designer, Sound Technician, Sound Engineer, Hip Hop Artist, Vocal Coach, Vocalist, Instrumental Teacher, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Areas of Specialisation

    Contemporary Music & Technology Studies

    Core courses
    ARTS 1007       The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media       (3 units)
    MUSSUPST 1001 Musicianship Fundamentals 1A (3 units)
    MUSSUPST 1002 Musicianship Fundamentals 1B (3 units)

    and courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
    MUSONIC 1000 Music Technology Foundations (3 units)
    MUSONIC 1010 Sound & Media (3 units)
    MUSONIC 1210 Sound Engineering (3 units)
    MUSONIC 1300 Sonic Arts in Practice 1 (3 units)
    Elective Courses
    Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
    MUSPMACT 1201       Song Writing & Performance 1A       (3 units)
    MUSPMACT 1202 Song Writing & Performance 1B (3 units)

    or courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
    MUSIC 1107 Indigenous Song Writing & Performance A (3 units)
    MUSIC 1108 Indigenous Song Writing & Performance B (3 units)

    and courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
    MUSPMACT 1100 Contemporary Music in Practice 1 (3 units)
    MUSONIC 1220 Sonic Arts (3 units)


    Ensemble Studies

    Core Courses
    ARTS 1007       The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media       (3 units)
    MUSGEN 1201 Music Professional Development 1A
    MUSGEN 1202 Music Professional Development 1B
    MUSSUPST 1001 Musicianship Fundamentals 1A
    MUSSUPST 1002 Musicianship Fundamentals 1B
    Elective Courses
    Students choose 9 units of level I courses from disciplines within the Faculty of Arts .


    Music and Media

    Core Courses
    ARTS 1007       The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media       (3 units)
    MUSSUPST 1001 Musicianship Fundamentals 1A
    MUSSUPST 1002 Musicianship Fundamentals 1B    

    and courses to the value of 6 units from the following:
    MUSONIC 1000 Music Technology Foundations
    MUSONIC 1010 Sound & Media
    MUSONIC 1210 Sound Engineering
    MUSONIC 1300 Sonic Arts in Practice 1
    Elective Courses
    Students choose 9 units of level I Media courses to the value of 9 units.
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Last updated: Monday, 9 Jul 2018