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Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy)

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GD027

CRICOS 056485M

This program develops students' skills in pedagogy (learning, teaching and related processes) and performance while developing a thorough understanding of their relationship. The program provides performance courses and pedagogy courses in each year.

Two minor recitals with pedagogy related content are undertaken. Performance is taught in weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff. Pedagogy is taught in seminars and workshops with off-campus teaching practise in selected schools and colleges.

  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 3GD027
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must submit a high quality DVD (or electronic file via Dropbox or Youtube) of varying and contrasting work of 25 minutes duration to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

    It should include four or more music pieces of different styles or by different composers and a letter of verification from the music teacher or qualified person confirming that the performance is a true representation of the applicant's own work.

    Classical voice applicants must present works in four languages: English, French, German and Italian.

    The recording must clearly state the date on which the recording was made and whether it represents a live performance, commercial release or radio broadcast.

    For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music - https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/


    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD027

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 056485M
    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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Music or equivalent.
    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.

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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $26,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    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

    Career Readiness

    Graduates commence dual careers as performers in one or more specialist branches, such as solo performance, chamber music or orchestral playing and secondly as teachers able to function successfully in a variety of settings and circumstances. Subject to local registration or accreditation requirements, graduates may consider primary or secondary level teaching in the private studio, the school and college campus, as well as various teaching modes, such as individual, or small-group.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

  • Global Learning

    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.

  • Degree Structure

    Core courses: Pedagogy Seminar IV (6 units), Pedagogy Practicum IV (6 units), Minor Recital IV (6 units), Negotiated Project IV (6 units).

    In special cases the Director may approve different but equivalent sets of exercises.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Graduate Diploma program outline 
    • Pedagogy Seminar IV (6 units)
    • Pedagogy Practicum IV (6 units)  
    • Minor Recital IV (6 units)
    • Negotiated Project IV (6 units)

    In special cases the Director may approve different but equivalent sets of exercises.

    Assessment

    Assessments include recitals, written assignments and teaching practice.
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Sunday, 1 Oct 2017