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What will I learn?

Music education is a rewarding and invigorating area to work in. It challenges and inspires musicians all around the world.

This one-year degree combines performance studies in your specialisation with the theory, method and practice of teaching.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy) advances your technical mastery as you:

undertake weekly one-to-one lessons with performance staff
build pedagogical skills and knowledge through seminars and workshops
gain hands-on experience through teaching practise in selected schools and colleges
perform two minor recitals with pedagogy related content.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to pursue duel careers in music performance and education. You could play in an orchestra while running a private music studio. You might be a soloist with an after-school program, rock camp or community choir. Perhaps you’ll play chamber music as well as teaching on school and college campuses.

Career Readiness

Graduates commence dual careers as performers in one or more specialist branches, such as solo performance, chamber music or orchestral playing and secondly as teachers able to function successfully in a variety of settings and circumstances. Subject to local registration or accreditation requirements, graduates may consider primary or secondary level teaching in the private studio, the school and college campus, as well as various teaching modes, such as individual, or small-group.

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

Degree Structure

Core courses: Pedagogy Seminar IV (6 units), Pedagogy Practicum IV (6 units), Minor Recital IV (6 units), Negotiated Project IV (6 units).

In special cases the Director may approve different but equivalent sets of exercises.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

CRICOS

056485M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (20,43,011) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

Bachelor of Music or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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

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