Welcome to the Conservatorium's current student website. Here, you'll be able to find everything you need to know about the Faculty's policies, course information and requirements. You can also download resources and forms for certain administrative procedures.
- Changes to Principal Study 5, 6, 7 and 8 for Bachelor of Music (Performance) 2012
- Changes to postgraduate courses from 2010
- Postgraduate orientation
- Postgraduate electives 2011
- Enrolment continuing students
- Enrolment confirmation
In 2011 the Undergraduate Studies Committee resolved to conflate Principal Study 5, 6, 7 and 8 units with the corresponding Advanced units to create one 12 credit point unit per semester. The Committee agreed that the conflation of these Principal Study units would ensure that the credit point value more accurately reflected the actual student load expected. All Principal Study 5, 6, 7 and 8 units for the Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree in 2012 for every instrument and voice are now 12 credit points each, and have new codes and names. These units comprise 14 one-hour lessons and 12 two-hour unit specific classes/performance workshops. Assessment for Principal Study 5 and 7 will be changed to (50%) teacher grade and (50%) for other unit specific classes.
Please consult the Faculty Handbook for your specific codes and further details: sydney.edu.au/handbooks
The Master of Music (Performance), Master of Music Studies (Performance) and the Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance) degrees have been revised for 2010 onwards. If you are a current student you may elect to transfer to the new degree models.
Details and information regarding the degree changes and transition process can be found under the Degree Transition Information tab.
If you are unable to attend, information being covered in the session is provided below. Coursework students (Grad Cert, Grad Dip, MMusStudies) are also asked to complete a short University survey. The survey will be available at the orientation session, or can be completed at Student Administration Office.
- Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA)
Graduate Studies Handbook
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Handbook
- Policies and procedures (e.g. exchange, special consideration, students at risk)
- Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) funding
- Conservatorium Library
The Conservatorium Library provides a number of online tutorials about how to search for library items, internet resources for music and offers library information sessions for graduate students twice a semester.
- Postgraduate Room
All postgraduate students may access the postgraduate room, located on level 1 next to the Conservatorium Library. The postgraduate room is available Monday through Saturday between 7am and 10pm. Please obtain an access form from the Student and Staff Support Services counter on level 2, have your Chair of Unit sign it and return the completed form to the counter on level 2.
There are several lockers available in the postgraduate room. Alternatively you may apply for a permanent locker for the year. Further information about lockers, availability, hiring costs and how to apply.
There is a dedicated postgraduate noticeboard on level 2 outside the Conservatorium Library and a general noticeboard outside Student Administration on level 3. You are advised to check these regularly, as well as your student email account.
- Key contacts
Graduate course contacts
Search the University's staff directory
- VSAO5022 – Principles of Studio Pedagogy (Dr James Renwick) - Monday 10.00am - 12.00noon
- Psychology of Music Learning and Performance (Dr James Renwick) - Tuesday 5.00pm – 7.00pm
- PERF5023 – Graduate Aural Perception (Lemon) - Monday 10.00am - 12.00noon
- CMPN5006 – Recording Portfolio (Hideki Isoda) - Wednesday 2.00pm – 5.00pm
- Graduate Opera Seminar (Dr Michael Halliwell) - Monday 5.00pm – 7.00pm
- EMUS5600 Historical Performance Practice (Dr Neal Peres Da Costa)
- Music Performance: Perception, evaluation and analysis (Dr Helen Mitchell)
- Music Analysis (Dr David Larkin)
- CMPN5006 Recording Portfolio (Hideki Isoda)
- Jazz Transcription and Analysis (Phil Slater/Craig Scott)
Continuing students are required to pre-enrol in October each year. At this time you should choose your units of study for the following year. Pre-enrolment can be completed online.
All students receive a confirmation of their enrolment at the beginning of semester. It is your responsibility to ensure that your enrolment is correct.
If you wish to enrol in a unit of study that has a pre or corequisite that you do not meet, you must obtain the written approval of the course coordinator of the unit of study in which you wish to enrol. Student Administration cannot override any pre or corequisites without academic approval. If you need to have a pre or corequisite waived, your enrolment variation must be completed at the Student Administration Office. You will not be able to make changes online.
If you are enrolled in your final year, you are strongly encouraged to confirm that the units you have enrolled in will enable completion of all requirements for your degree. Changes to enrolment to establish potential graduand status must be made by 31st March for Semester 1, and 31st August for Semester 2. You should apply to the Student Administration Office for a graduand check well before the end of March or August.