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What will I learn?

This degree provides students with the necessary skills to succeed in the music industry. It allows students to pursue highly specialist training in areas both inside and outside their chosen major. With strengths in performance (classical, contemporary and jazz) and composition, ethnomusicology and musicology, music technology and theory, the course is taught by a staff of scholar-performers whose expertise spans the whole gamut of the music world today.

Learning Outcomes

Adopt a global outlook and exercise respect for cultural diversity, including an enhanced understanding of the music and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.

Apply effective teamwork and leadership skills in various settings according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.

Communicate clearly and coherently in a range of modes relative to context and audience.

Exercise self-reflection, judgement and responsibility in developing artistic practice and individual learning in response to diverse professional contexts.

Think creatively to identity, analyse and resolve musical and conceptual problems.

Think critically to conceptualise and synthesise musical ideas to inform creative practice.

Undertake sustained, high-level independent practice in a chosen music specialisation with reference to its underlying principles and its relationship to history, society and culture.

Use digital technologies and music-related literacies skills to successfully assimilate and evaluate relevant information from multiple sources.

Career Opportunities: The course provides lifelong transferable skills, equipping graduates for employment in a wide range of professional industries.

Possible future job titles

Performer, Musician, Classical, Jazz, Contemporary, Pop, Music Artist, Composer, Researcher, Teacher

Majors

  • Jazz Performance

Which department am I in?

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

CRICOS

079944K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,900.00 (17,82,232) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,900

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Mount Lawley Campus

2 Bradford Street,

MOUNT LAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6050, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma plus SAT Standard Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1500 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1090 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math; Higher Entry - Before March 2016: A minimum total score of 1875 (out of 2400); with a minimum score of 460 in Maths, Critical Reading and Writing sections. From March 2016: A minimum total score of 1330 (out of 1600); with a minimum score of 510 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; and a minimum score of 500 in Math. Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study. English Language Requirements accepted: Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.0, with no individual band less than 6.0; TOEFL: Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better; TOEFL iBT: Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17; PTE Academic: PTE Academic 52, with no scores less than 50 for courses with a current requirement; University of Cambridge [Cambridge English: Advanced]: Pre-2015: A score between 52 - 57 with no less than 'Borderline' in any element of the test. Post-2015: An overall score of 169, with no individual band less than 169; or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 including TWE of 5.

For international students

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course.

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment; or
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Minimum requirements for secondary school results can change, depending on the country where you completed secondary study.

English competency requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0).
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - 52, with no scores less than 50. (Results are valid for two years only.)
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 70, with no individual score less than 17.
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) - Minimum score of 550, including Test of Written English of 5 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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