Diploma in Music (Practical)

The Diploma in Music (Practical) is studied alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving you the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. Study areas cover music performance and ensemble studies and, via elective subjects, you will also gain a basic understanding of the historical and theoretical knowledge that forms part of advanced musical training.

The Diploma provides you with the opportunity to engage in one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition and is particularly designed for students interested in musical study but not wishing to commit to professional training in a Bachelor of Music.

Eligibility

Available to students enrolled in the following bachelors degree at the University of Melbourne: Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments and Science.

Please note that an audition is required to gain entry into the Diploma. Repertoire presented at AMEB Grade 7 standard for instrumentalists and Grade 5 for singers, generally makes for a competitive audition. These standards are given as an indication only, to guide your choice of audition repertoire. AMEB examinations are not a pre-requisite for entry to the Diploma in Music (Practical).

Course structure

The Diploma in Music (Practical) consists of a sequence of six Music Performance subjects, a set of applied skills electives - which include ensemble and chamber music subjects - and two Academic/Music Studies elective subjects.

You can choose to complete the Diploma within a three-year time frame, by taking some Diploma subjects within the breadth component of the main degree. These subjects count towards both the Bachelor and Diploma programs.

The Diploma in Music (Practical) is studied alongside Bachelor of Music students, giving you the opportunity to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment. Study areas cover music performance and ensemble studies and, via elective subjects, you will also gain a basic understanding of the historical and theoretical knowledge that forms part of advanced musical training (see Sample Course Structure).

The Diploma provides you with the opportunity to engage in one-to-one instrumental or vocal tuition and is particularly designed for students interested in musical study but not wishing to commit to professional training in a Bachelor of Music.

Applications

You can only apply to the Diploma in Music (Practical) after you gain a place in your main degree at the University of Melbourne. You must apply directly to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music before the 31st January of each year. Auditions are held prior to Orientation Week.

Download the Diploma in Music (Practical) Application Form (pdf file, 370kb)and return to:

DipMusPrac Applications, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010 OR
email to mcm-ugrad@unimelb.edu.au

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