Music

Perfect your music and performance at the critically acclaimed Elder Conservatorium.

Develop skills in creativity, performance, communication and production to prepare you for a career in the burgeoning music industry. As a music student at The University of Adelaide, you will gain a strong foundation in practical and theoretical music development and innovation. You will have the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas such as: classical voice, music composition, music education and pedagogy, music performance (classical or jazz), musicology, popular music or sonic arts.

As a music student you will:

  • Compose, record, mix, master and produce creative projects
  • Explore the music industry and issues shaping it
  • Discover cultural, historical and stylistic aspects of western and non-western music
  • Receive intensive professional training and one-on-one tuition
  • Work with international performers, teachers and guest artists
  • Perform in musical theatre productions.

The Elder Conservatorium of Music at The University of Adelaide is the oldest tertiary music school in Australia and one of the country’s leading music institutions. Our music teaching staff have a wealth of experience as international performers and teachers. Additionally you will benefit from invaluable experience through University partnerships with the Adelaide Festival, South Australian Film Corporation, State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe. Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with a unique blend of media and music at the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media.

Degrees that offer this study area

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music (Advanced)
Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)
Bachelor of Music (Music Composition)
Bachelor of Music (Music Education and Pedagogy)
Bachelor of Music (Music Performance - Classical)
Bachelor of Music (Music Performance - Jazz)
Bachelor of Music (Musicology)
Bachelor of Music (Popular Music)
Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts)
Bachelor of Music Theatre
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Arts

Career Opportunities

  • Performer
  • Singer/soloist
  • Recording artist
  • Songwriter
  • Composer
  • TV/film composer
  • Musicologist
  • Sound engineer
  • Teaching
  • Music researcher

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

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