The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is the leading graduate music school in Australia, distinguished for first-class programs in performance, musicology and ethnomusicology, music therapy and composition, music psychology and education, including the Master of Music Therapy and the Master of Music Studies. The graduate community is rich in performance opportunities. Students actively engage with the national and international intellectual community, and may receive support to attend Australian and international conferences and symposia.
Certificates and Diplomas
Graduate Certificate in Music - a six-month* (50-point) program for university graduates in any field who wish to undertake university-level study in music
Graduate Diploma in Music - a twelve-month* (100-point) program university graduates in any field who wish to undertake university-level study in music
Graduate Diploma in Guided Imagery and Music - a two-year part-time course for music therapy graduates and professionals from allied fields, who have completed introductory and intermediate courses in Guided Imagery and Music
Master of Music Therapy (coursework) - a two-year* (200-point) course for those that have completed appropriate tertiary qualifications in music, music education, or an allied field, in order for them to make a career change into the field of music therapy
Master of Music (Performance Teaching) - an eighteen-month* (150-point) specialist coursework degree enabling graduates to work as performer-teachers in a variety of situations including community, private provider and further education settings and as instrumental/vocal instructors in schools.
Master of Musc (Opera Performance) - a two-year (200-point) practice-based graduate coursework degree including intensive studies in vocal coaching, Italian, French, German and English language for Opera, ensemble singing, role development, acting and music research, together with the opportunity to work as a practising singer, if appropriate, within Victorian Opera.
Professional Development for graduates - a range of intensive-mode subjects designed for music graduates and professionals to enhance their expertise in ways directly relevant to their work.
Research Higher Degrees
Master of Music - a research degree that prepares students for specialist careers in musicology, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, conducting or music therapy
Doctor of Philosophy - a research degree, during which the candidate undertakes a substantial piece of original research that makes a distinct contribution to knowledge in the chosen discipline
*available full-time or part-time. Durations given are for full-time study.