Course details

CRICOS course code: 022054D

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The program can be tailored, depending on your interests, and provides access to the full range of the curriculum at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. You will study alongside Bachelor of Music students, allowing you to build valuable friendships and networks in a challenging musical environment.

Pursue your own area of interest within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Specialisations on offer include: practical music, ensemble music performance, aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history and theory.

Areas of study

The diploma allows you to take 45 minute instrumental or vocal lessons with our world-class performance staff, or choose from any combination of practical, ensemble and elective subjects.


For students interested in music history, non-western music, jazz & improvisation, interactive composition or other areas of academic interest in music, the program allows access to the wide range of Conservatorium subjects in these areas.


Gain a music qualification alongside your undergraduate degree in another field. Your Diploma in Music could complement your other studies, or perhaps lead to a career that's quite music focused - whether this be through education or performance. You will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of music study and communication skills you can apply to any industry.

Course structure

  • This Diploma consists of 100 points (usually eight subjects) of elective subject choices, usually taken across three years, which may be chosen from all areas of study within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
  • No more than 50 points (usually four subjects) of level 1 Music electives can be taken
  • At least 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 Music electives must be taken
  • Up to 50 points (usually four subjects) may be cross-credited as Breadth to your main Bachelor degree.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
32,896 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010

Entry criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the Diploma in Music you must already be enrolled in one of the following undergraduate degrees at the University of Melbourne:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Science

English language requirements

TOEFL – you need a score of 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.
IELTS – you need a score of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0. Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score of between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50. Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score of 176 with no skill below 169.


The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
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