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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Music

Gain the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the music profession in a range of educational and community settings.

UQ's half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Graduate Certificate in Music will provide you with extended application of pedagogical principles, skills and resources in a workshop situation.

The School of Music’s Creative Collaboratorium recognises the unique qualities of its music disciplines (Composition and Improvisation, Learning and Development, Performance, Health and Wellbeing, and Musicology) and provides common ground for dialogue, collaboration, and the generation of new knowledge.

You'll have the opportunity to select from over a dozen courses in instrumental pedagogy, aural studies and methodology, choral or orchestral conducting and classroom pedagogy.

You'll graduate with demonstrable knowledge and application of the principles of music pedagogy, instrumental or aural, ready to advance your career in a variety of contexts, including the music and arts industries, education, business, health and allied professions, and government and community sectors.

Program highlights

  • Undertake advanced study designed for music educators, administrators, community musicians, composers, performers and researchers.
  • Complete core courses in research methods and a research thesis, or a professional engagement project.
  • Benefit from intensive courses and overseas independent study opportunities.
  • Take advantage of research-focused pathways to pursue a Higher Degree by Research.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admissions criteria
Prerequisites
Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

GCAJI; or

GCAJT; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the Executive Dean.

Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English. See English Language Proficiency requirements.

Candidates must sit and pass the Aptitude Test set by the School of Languages and Cultures before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the Aptitude Test. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

English Proficiency
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.