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Graduate Certificate in Music

Overview

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.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5299
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$16712 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5299
CRICOS Code
085543K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

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.

85 in the world for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Studios
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Artistic and Musicological Research Methods
  • Music Education and Psychology Research Methods
  • Applications of Music Technology
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Head of music
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • Vocal performer
  • Instrumental performer
  • Singing teacher
  • Music school coordinator
  • Music program director
  • Music researcher

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline or equivalent.

Same discipline in music may include studies in performance, composition, musicology, or music education. For the field of music education, a degree qualifying a person to become a classroom music teacher satisfies the requirement.

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline or equivalent.

Same discipline in music may include studies in performance, composition, musicology, or music education. For the field of music education, a degree qualifying a person to become a classroom music teacher satisfies the requirement.

English language requirements

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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

For information about the audition process for performance courses (including closing dates and the application form) please visit the School of Music website.

Additional application information

For information about the audition process for performance courses (including closing dates and the application form) please visit the School of Music website.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Music are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,712

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Music for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Music pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,160

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Music for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Some courses may incur additional costs such as piano accompaniment.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • To commence study in Summer - September 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • Late applications may be considered.
  • To commence study in summer - October 31 of the year of enrolment.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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