Master of Music

Be equipped to impact your professional environment
with high-level creative, technical and academic skills.

Music can change the world because it can change people.


Course Information

The Master of Music will equip you to impact your professional environment with high creative, technical and academic standards, as well as diverse approaches to music performance, composition and arts management.The course is offered with three strands of specialisation:
  • Performance: Students work on perfecting the standard repertoire by honing their technical and artistic skills and undertaking comprehensive analysis of all aspects of their repertoire.
  • Contemporary Composition: Students select four of six options for their major study, allowing students to concentrate on the traditional 'classical' aspects of composition or more commercial areas such as animation, advertising, radio, television and film scores. (taught in Art Phillips Music Studio, Balmain)
  • Arts Management: Students gain the diverse skills and knowledge essential to running an arts organisation of any size, with units on leadership and management, public relations and sponsorship, business skills, and marketing. (offered both on-campus and online)
Within your chosen specialisation you will immerse yourself in a semester-long research initiative according to your interests and career focus.
  • Flexible study options; full-time or part-time; mixed mode learning
  • Specialised teaching staff



Performance: Graduates will be qualified to seek employment as soloists and/or members of the foremost large and chamber ensembles. They would also be eminently qualified to take a teaching position in a tertiary institution.
Contemporary Composition: Graduates will be qualified to seek employment as commercial composers or to work in more traditional spheres, such as tertiary institutions, and arts, community, youth and church organisations.
Arts Management: Graduates will be qualified to seek employment in youth orchestra societies, government and local council arts administration, major musical organisations in urban, regional and rural areas, and church organisations.

Admission requirements

In addition to completing the application form, applicants for admission into the Master of Music must fulfill both educational and artistic requirements:
  • Educational Requirements: Successful completion of an accredited undergraduate degree in music or discipline appropriate to chosen focus area
  • Artistic Requirements vary according to the chosen discipline. Download the full admission requirements here.


Applications must be received prior to the audition date.

International Students

Candidates whose qualifying studies were completed in a language other than English will normally be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the overall minimum score of 7.0 in the IELTS Academic test.

Course MU54 Master of Music
CRICOS 057961B
Length 2 years full-time or up to 6 years part-time
Faculty Faculty of Performing Arts



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