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Diploma of Music

The Diploma is completed in two years of full-time study.

In addition to principal study areas, 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 focus.

Principal study is available in the following areas:

  • Composition
  • Contemporary Music Practice
  • Historical Performance
    - baroque flute
    - recorder
    - baroque trumpet
    - baroque violin
    - baroque viola
    - viola da gamba
    - lute
    - early keyboards (chamber organ, harpsichord)
  • Jazz Performance
    - bass
    - brass
    - drums
    - guitar
    - piano
    - vibraphone
    - voice
    - woodwind
  • Non-orchestral Instrument Performance
    - piano
    - collaborative piano
    - guitar
    - organ
    - saxophone
  • Orchestral Instrument Performance
    - Brass: horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium
    - Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp
    - Woodwind: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
    - Percussion
  • 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.