Bachelor of Music (Music Education and Pedagogy) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324066
CRICOS 002801F

Inspire the next generation of music makers

Music’s creative and uplifting presence is essential in the lives of young people.

Great music teachers help kids express themselves, take pride in what they do and appreciate new things. They give emerging musicians the skills and confidence they need to thrive.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Music (Music Education and Pedagogy) offers music-specific education courses and a personally tailored program that suits your own areas of interest and career aspirations. You will:   

  • build skills in your creative specialty
  • learn methods for vocal and instrumental coaching
  • explore key principles in 21st century music education
  • develop lesson plans based on different approaches
  • expand your creative abilities and musical skill set through practise teaching activities.

Where could it take you?

You could tutor in after-school programs or a private music studio. You might start a rock camp to empower young Australian musicians. Perhaps you’ll be the next red Wiggle!

Note: further study is required to be eligible for South Australian teacher registration.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324066
    2018 CSP ATAR 70
    2018 CSP IB 24
    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.
    Assumed Knowledge As per relevant specialisation
    Additional Entry Requirements
    All 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
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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.
    • 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. Further ranking according to the level of TAFE award is undertaken in the case of a tie-breaker.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2019 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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: 324066

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 002801F
    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) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
    Prerequisites
    International Qualifications Music Theory/Practice
    Assumed Knowledge Advanced practical skills relevant to chosen specialisation
    Additional Entry Requirements
    International 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.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,575

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

    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

    Music Coordinator, Music Educator, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Librarian, Music Researcher, Music Therapist, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Singing Teacher, Vocal Coach, Vocalist, Instrumental Teacher, Arts Administrator, Music Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Music Tutor, Classroom Music Teacher

  • 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

    Students 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
    MUSEP 1103
    Music Education Performance Studies 1A
    MUSEP 1101
    Foundations of Music Education 1A
    MUSSUPST 1001
    Musicianship 1A
    Elective Level I MUSEP 1104
    Music Education Performance Studies 1B
    MUSEP 1102
    Foundations of Music Education 1B
    MUSSUPST 1002
    Musicianship 1B
    Year 2 Elective Level I
    or II
    MUSEP 2103
    Music Education Performance Studies 2
    MUSEP 2101
    Music Education in Theory and Practice 2A
    MUSSUPST 2001
    Musicianship 2A
    Elective Level II MUSGEN 2010
    Foundations of Conducting
    MUSEP 2102
    Music Education in Theory and Practice 2B
    MUSSUPST 2002
    Musicianship 2B
    Year 3 Elective Level III MUSEP 3102
    Music Education Performance Studies 3
    MUSEP 3101
    Music Education in Theory and Practice 3
    MUSSUPST 3001
    Musicianship 3
    Elective Level III Elective Level III MUSICOL 3100
    Music Research and Professional Practice
    6 units
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019