Bachelor of Music (Advanced)
Take your music further
Want to become a master of your art? Committed to a career in music? High-achieving? The Bachelor of Music (Advanced) is a distinctive degree for passionate students who want to excel.
What will you do?
Our advanced music degree creates a unique environment where you can thrive creatively and reach your full potential. You will:
- benefit from more intensive, one-on-one tuition
- access special opportunities for higher-level study through masterclasses and professional placements
- take advanced classes in your specialisation
- become a member of a small but distinctive community within the wider University.
You’ll focus your abilities in one of following specialisations:
- Performance (Classical or Jazz or Voice)
- Creative Arts (Composition or Popular Music or Sonic Arts)
- Research Studies (Musicology or Music Education/Pedagogy)
Note: You must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or you’ll be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Music.
Where could it take you?
Your advanced professional training will give you significant employment advantages in the music industry. You could secure a place in a world-class symphony orchestra. You might perform internationally as an influential jazz virtuoso, or win an Academy Award for Best Score as a film composer. Perhaps you’ll discover an entirely new genre of music.
The campus provides a mix of the historical and contemporary, combining old sandstone buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
Application Processing Time in Days: 10
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
There are three key steps you will need to take when addressing the selection criteria in any University of Adelaide job application:
- Create a new document. Your statement addressing the position’s specified selection criteria should be separate from your cover letter and resume.
- List each criterion separately. Give each a title, using exactly the same wording as appears on the Position Description (e.g. Excellent verbal communication skills).
- Address each criterion. Under each heading, write two short paragraphs explaining how your experience, skills, education and training equip you to meet that specific requirement. Dot points are also acceptable.
Please note that failing to submit a statement addressing the selection criteria could result in your application not being considered.
Some helpful writing tips
There are a number of steps you can take when putting together your responses to increase their clarity and impact.
- Give details of one or two specific things you’ve done that are good examples of the relevant experience or knowledge required. For example: ‘I was responsible for organising an event attended by… This involved…'
- Preface these examples with a short overview that shows you appreciate the relevance of the specific criterion.
- Quantify your experience (number of years worked, staff supervised, etc.). For example: ‘I delivered a presentation to an industry forum with an audience of 80 people.’
- Where possible, indicate how successfully you meet the criterion. You could do this by referring to feedback from others, or things you've set up that are still being used. For example: ‘A report I wrote about… was endorsed by the… Committee and circulated to all stakeholders for discussion.
You could also consider using the STAR method as a structural framework when describing examples of your work. This involves describing, in the order listed here, the:
- situation you faced
- task required, and desired outcome
- action you took to complete the task
- results you achieved, and lessons you learned
Accompanist, Art Director, Arts Administrator, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Technologist, Music Tutor, Musical Theatre Performer, Musician / Singer, Musicologist, Chamber Musician, Opera Singer, Composer, Conductor, Production Assistant, Recording Artist / Musician, Research and Education, Singer, Instrumentalist
The additional year of post study work rights is not available to international students studying in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
Bachelor Degree or Masters by Coursework Degree - 2 years - 3 years (Adelaide)
Masters by Research - 3 years - 4 years (Adelaide)
PhD qualification - 4 years - 5 years (Adelaide)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
All India Senior Secondary Certificate (CBSE, New Delhi), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu State Board Examination and Telangana State Board Examination.
Best three subjects, excluding language and non-academic subjects.
You must have completed at least one year at your home institution, however you are able to apply following one semester
You must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 on the US scale or equivalent
You must meet the English Language requirements
IELTS - Overall band score of at least 6.5 Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 6.0
TOEFL (paper based) - Total score of 577, Test of Written English (TWE) 4.5
TOEFL (internet based) - Total score of 79 Writing 21 Speaking 18 Reading and Listening 13
Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58, Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 50
Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) - Overall score of 176 Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening 169
Applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Advanced) with majors in:
- Creative Arts - Composition
- Research Studies - Music Education
- Research Studies - Musicology
- ATAR of 95 (or equivalent) / GPA of 5.5
- musicianship test
- Course Code: 097522E
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 03 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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