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What will I learn?

The program can be tailored, depending on your interests, and provides access to the full range of the curriculum at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. You will study alongside Bachelor of Music students, allowing you to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment.

Pursue your own area of interest within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Specialisations on offer include: practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory.

Areas of study
INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL LESSONS

The diploma allows you to take 45 minute instrumental or vocal lessons with our world-class performance staff, or choose from any combination of practical, ensemble and elective subjects.

WIDE CHOICE OF SUBJECTS

For students interested in music history, non-western music, jazz & improvisation, interactive composition or other areas of academic interest in music, the program allows access to the wide range of Conservatorium subjects in these areas.

Careers

Gain a music qualification alongside your undergraduate degree in another field. Your Diploma in Music could complement your other studies, or perhaps lead to a career that's quite music focused - whether this be through education or performance. You will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of music study and communication skills you can apply to any industry.

Course structure

  • This Diploma consists of 100 points (usually eight subjects) of elective subject choices, usually taken across three years, which may be chosen from all areas of study within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • No more than 50 points (usually four subjects) of level 1 Music electives can be taken
  • At least 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 Music electives must be taken
  • Up to 50 points (usually four subjects) may be cross-credited as Breadth to your main Bachelor degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

CRICOS

022054D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,328.00 (16,77,088) per year
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Music you must already be enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Science

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.

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

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