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Diploma of Music

Studying the Diploma of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will provide you with vocational training in music skills at a high level if you are aspiring to a professional career in music. It is also a great pathway to our internationally regarded Bachelor of Music degree.

The Diploma is completed in two years of full-time study. In addition to weekly lessons in your principal study area, you will complete three semesters of music skills, some analysis and history studies as well as either performance, contemporary studies or composition options depending on your principal study.

Principal study is available in the following areas:
  • Composition
  • Contemporary Music Practice
  • Historical Performance
  • Jazz Performance
  • Non-orchestral Instrument Performance
  • Orchestral Instrument Performance
  • Voice (classical) Performance
Core requirements

Students successfully complete 96 credit points and reach the minimum levels of achievement in each area as outlined in the degree resolutions.

Students are required to ensure the award course is completed within two years full-time or equivalent.