Graduate Diploma in Music Performance

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD028
CRICOS 013935A

Present programs of major repertoire

Our Graduate Diploma in Music Performance challenges you to reach the highest standards of professional performance. It’s a one-year, skill-based degree focusing on traditional approaches to classical or jazz performance.

What will you do?

  • Advance technical mastery within your specialisation.
  • Benefit from weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff.
  • Prepare one major and one minor recital.
  • Negotiate your own learning outcomes and modes of assessment for an individualised creative project.

Where could it take you?

You might travel the globe as an orchestral musician. You could grace the stage of every jazz venue in New Orleans and New York. Perhaps you’ll curate concerts, teach in private studios or find international stardom as a soloist.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD028
    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. Conducting applicants: Applicants will be given the opportunity to do a live audition but may instead submit a video recording of their conducting. This recording must include two contrasting pieces, may be with an orchestra or ensemble, or should that not be possible, with two pianos playing an orchestral reduction. Audition duration: 15 minutes. For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music - https://music.adelaide.edu.au/future/auditions/requirements/.
    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree in Music or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD028

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 013935A
    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.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $27,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees 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.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The negotiated projects allow the student to select an activity that complements their major study with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment. Graduates from this degree have various performance opportunities in public and private practice, and often undertake teaching in the private studio.

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

  • Degree Structure

    This program comprises performance tuition through preparation of a major recital, a minor recital and negotiated projects. The recitals provide the opportunity to present a program of works in the major study and may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti or accompaniment.

    The negotiated projects allow the student to select an activity that complements their major study with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    The program consists of 24 units of study and comprises performance tuition through preparation of a major recital (12 units), a minor recital (6 units) and negotiated projects (6 units). The recitals provide the opportunity to present a program of works in the major study and may include solo works, chamber music, orchestral material, concerti or accompaniment. The negotiated projects allow the student to select an activity that complements their major study with negotiated learning outcomes and modes of assessment.

    Assessment

    Assessment includes recitals and negotiated projects.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019