Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD027
CRICOS 056485M

Share your passion

Music education is a rewarding and invigorating area to work in. It challenges and inspires musicians all around the world.

This one-year degree combines performance studies in your specialisation with the theory, method and practice of teaching.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy) advances your technical mastery as you: 

  • undertake weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff
  • build pedagogical skills and knowledge through seminars and workshops
  • gain hands-on experience through teaching practise in selected schools and colleges
  • perform two minor recitals with pedagogy related content.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to pursue duel careers in music performance and education. You could play in an orchestra while running a private music studio. You might be a soloist with an after-school program, rock camp or community choir. Perhaps you’ll play chamber music as well as teaching on school and college campuses.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.

    For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD027
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    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://arts.adelaide.edu.au/music/study/auditions
    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD027

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    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://arts.adelaide.edu.au/music/study/auditions 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
    Australian Full-fee place: $27,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $36,000

    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

    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.

  • 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

    Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

    Assessment

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

  • Further Information

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Last updated: Sunday, 26 Apr 2020