Diploma of Music

 

Diploma of Music


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

DLMUSICM-04

Diploma of Music

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is normally full time. Part time study may be permitted upon successful application.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to attend an audition in the proposed instrument or voice. The results of this process will form part of the ranking of applicants.

4 Requirements for the diploma

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the Table of units of study for Undergraduate Degrees and the Diploma of Music table of units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the diploma, a candidate must successfully complete 96 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement as set out in the table below:
(a)
Instrument or Voice Principal Study

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

36

Principal Study 1-4 in voice or an instrument; Principal Study Advanced 3-4

Performance

30

24 credit points in either Orchestral Studies or other ensemble units; and

Chamber Music 1-2 or Continuo 1-2

Music Skills

24

Harmony and Analysis 1-4 and Aural Perception 1-4

Electives

6

 
(b)
Jazz Principal Study

Area of Study

Credit Points

Minimum level of achievement

Principal Study

24

Jazz Performance 1-4

Performance

36

Jazz Ensemble 1-4; Jazz Improvisation 1-4

Music Skills

24

Jazz Music Skills 1-4

Analysis, History and Culture Studies

12

Jazz History 1-4 

5 Principal Studies

(1)
The Principal Studies available are:
(a)
Brass
(b)
Historical Performance
(c)
Jazz Studies
(d)
Keyboard
(e)
Percussion
(f)
Strings
(g)
Voice (classical)
(h)
Woodwind

6 Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study is not normally available in this course

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.