Music professionals use the medium of sound to entertain and convey emotion, to engage our minds and feed our souls.

  • Experience a remarkable musical culture

    As a University of Adelaide music student you'll be part of an incredibly rich history. Our Elder Conservatorium was established in 1898 as one of the first conservatoriums of music in Australia.

    We've built close ties with other leading musical institutions around the world, including in the UK, USA, Canada, Asia and Europe. Our graduates have gone on to hold positions of national and international influence throughout the industry. This includes as performers, composers, educators, scholars and administrators.

  • Gain strong industry connections

    Whichever musical path you choose with us—and we offer many—you'll benefit from a breadth and depth of industry connections that only an institution of our standing can provide. Your opportunities will include:

    • exciting industry internships
    • guest instruction and mentoring from leading professionals
    • frequent networking opportunities with potential employers at student performances and other on-campus events.

    Your learning will be enriched even further through the industry partnerships our Elder Conservatorium of Music has forged both nationally and internationally—including our major partnership with the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

    Through their position as the University’s Quartet-in-Residence, the ASQ undertake vital work on campus, providing world-class engagement opportunities for students and the wider community through a diverse annual schedule of concerts, masterclasses, open rehearsals and string musician coaching, and support innovation and research outputs in the creative and cultural sectors.

  • Career prospects

    Employment growth for music-related roles is predicted to remain stable.

    Your passion for music could take you anywhere from being a session musician, composer or recording artist, to a songwriter, musical theatre performer, producer, sound engineer or music teacher.

Make History in Music

Is music your passion in life? Hear from our graduates on how they've turned their love of music into their career.

  • Major partnership with Australian String Quartet (ASQ)
  • Rated five stars for skills development and overall experience**
  • Strong industry internship opportunities

**Good Universities Guide, 2022-23 (Undergraduate creative arts).
Australian Government, Labour Market Insights, 2023.

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I chose to do the Popular Music course to better my musicianship, songwriting, production and also to collaborate and network with people who share the same passions and interests. We get 24/7 access to multiple studios and rehearsal and recording spaces. We get to work with lecturers and musicians that have excellent experience within the music industry.