Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) is designed to extend candidates' technical mastery of their instrument or voice while deepening their knowledge of repertoire and performance practice. This program may be taken in any of the Conservatorium's instrumental areas, including orchestral and solo instruments, early music and jazz.

Course outline

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Music Studies (Performance) reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession, and are prepared for careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players.

Admission

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 (min 6.0 in each band) or IBT 89 (min 17 in Writing and 17 in all other bands)

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of October. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in April. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.

International students

How to apply

International applicants may apply directly to the University's International Office by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button on the right hand side of the screen; OR through a University overseas representative (education agent).

In addition to the application you need to submit a recorded audition DVD or portfolio following the audition requirements.

Audition performances can be submitted by DVD or uploaded to YouTube or similar streaming platform. Please note CD format will not be assessed.

If you are posting a DVD, please despatch your DVD to the following address:

Admissions office
Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

If you are submitting a DVD, you will to need label clearly the following - your full name, date of birth, application number and course applied.

If you are recording your audition performances using YouTube, you will need to submit the relevant URL as part of your online application for admission assessment.

Details regarding audition requirements can be found at: http://music.sydney.edu.au/study/audition-requirements.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.