About the Australian Institute of Music

 

Building on 50 years as a not-for-profit education provider, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest tertiary music institution.

                                                 

AIM is renowned as a leading independent education provider in the music, entertainment and performing arts industries. Founded by Dr Peter Calvo as the Sydney Guitar School in 1968, AIM now operates across two national campuses, offering a diverse range of fully accredited music and creative arts programs to international and domestic students at centrally located campuses in both Melbourne and Sydney.

 

AIM provides industry-leading education that inspires and prepares creative and passionate people worldwide to lead lives of purpose. AIM seeks to empower students by encouraging them to embrace their skills and push themselves further.

 

AIM’s high quality, fully accredited tertiary undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as industry focused short courses, all balance practice, performance and theory, and are all taught by industry experts who have volumes of practical industry experience.

 

AIM’s programs and courses are designed to be forward-thinking and flexible enough to respond to shifting industry requirements and challenges. It’s not enough to just be prepared for today’s industry challenges, students need to be prepared for the future.

 

AIM’s graduates move on to sustainable and innovative careers, developing networks and reputations across a range of professions as they carve out their futures in the creative industries.

 

For further information about AIM click here.

 

AIM provides prospective students with a range of events, activities and reference points to explore and understand what AIM offers. Open Days are run twice a year on both campuses in August and November, as well as frequent information evenings and workshops. Auditions are held weekly as well as dedicated audition days. For further information on these events, visit: aim.edu.au/events, email: recruit@aim.edu.au or phone: +61 2 9219 5444.

 

2020 Intake dates

AIM takes applications for its courses all year round. We don’t have set cut-off dates, so you can apply at any time for any of the intakes for a January, May or September start. Intakes include:

 

Study Period 1: 27 January 2020

Study Period 2: 18 May 2020

Study Period 3: 07 September 2020

 

For International Student Admissions, please visit this page.

 

Undergraduate Programs - Domestic Students

 

There are 4 eligible pathways for entry into AIM’s undergraduate degrees – academic entry or work and life experience. Either method of entry also requires applicants to submit a portfolio, attend an audition/interview (where relevant) and be proficient in the English language. Eligible pathways include:

 

A. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

 

To be eligible for admission into an undergraduate degree on the basis of recent secondary education applicants must have:

 

  • Completed an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (or its overseas equivalent as assessed by the Department of Education and Training (DET)) in the past 2 years, OR
  • Completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma qualification in the past 2 years.

 

 

NSW Year 12

 

Applicants must have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate in the last 2 years; and completed a minimum of English Standard.  Note that any result below a Band 3 in English Standard may require further assessment.

 

 

Victorian Year 12

 

Applicants must have completed an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate in the last 2 years; for VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students; Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language - satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.

 

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning): The completion of Senior VCAL will be recognised for entry in the Diploma of Music providing you meet all other entry requirements

 

For All Other Australian States

 

Applicants must have completed an equivalent Year 12 qualification in the last 2 years including minimum standard English requirements equivalent to NSW HSC English Standard.

 

Applicants who completed their Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) more than 2 years ago will be assessed on the basis of Work and Life Experience (refer D below).

 

In addition to the above criteria, ATAR Based Admission Requirements are also applicable for the following courses:

 

 

 

Program NameATAR Requirements
Bachelor of Entertainment Management65
Bachelor of Music (Arts Management) N/A
Bachelor of Music (Audio)N/A
Bachelor of Music (Classical)N/A
Bachelor of Music (Composition and Music Production)N/A
Bachelor of Music (Contemporary)N/A
Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre)N/A

 

 

B. Applicants with higher education study

 

To be eligible for admission into a Bachelor degree on the basis of tertiary (Higher Education) studies, you need to have completed at least 6 months of full-time study (or the part-time equivalent) at AQF level 5 degree or higher. If you have not completed 6 months, you will be assessed on your secondary results (refer A above). Please note that other selection criteria, including English proficiency, portfolio and audition/interview will be considered.

 

C. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

 

To be eligible for admission into an undergraduate degree on the basis of Vocational Education & Training (VET) study, you must have successfully completed an AQF VET qualification (Certificate 4 and above). If you have not completed a VET qualification at Certificate 4 or above, you will be assessed on your secondary results (refer A above). Please note that other selection criteria, including English proficiency, portfolio and audition/interview will be considered.

 

 

D. Applicants with work and life experience

 

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements above, (who left secondary education more than two years previously and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then), will be assessed on their work and/or life experience. Experience could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education, including mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have also undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education course. Applicants will be required to provide a portfolio that covers all of their relevant music, entertainment and/or business experience plus attend an audition/interview.

 

For applicants who do not meet the above criteria, admission may be granted by the Director of Academic Affairs or nominee based on a documented assessment of the applicant’s overall ability to undertake the program of study and to achieve the course learning outcomes. 

 

Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements to enter directly into a Bachelor degree may be offered a place in the Foundation Program. Students who satisfactorily complete the Foundation Program will have a pathway to demonstrate eligibility for entry into an AIM Bachelor degree. For more information on AIM’s Foundation Program click here.

 

 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

 

Applicants may be eligible for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning for their post-secondary studies including completed or partially completed Higher Education awards and completed Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications (AQF Diploma and above, or its overseas equivalent as assessed by DET). Specified credit will be granted towards specific units of an AIM undergraduate course on the basis of prior learning in a completed or partially completed HE award or completed VET qualification if it is assessed to be comparable in terms of learning outcomes, volume of learning, content and learning and assessment approaches. Applicants should submit an Application for Recognition of Prior Learning together with all required supporting documentary evidence.

 

 

 

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

 

Overseas qualifications will be assessed for equivalency by the Department of Education.

 

 

 

Additional Requirements

 

For course specific requirements please visit the relevant course page or scroll down to the bottom of this page.

 

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio that covers all of their relevant music, entertainment and/or business experience. The portfolio should include:

 

  • Resume/cover letter that covers why you want to study at AIM and include a list of all relevant experience
  • Examples of experience (as specified within Individual Course Requirements)
  • Certified Academic Transcripts of previous study (if applicable)

 

 

All undergraduate courses at AIM require an audition and/or interview to assess skills and aptitude to study. The audition process allows AIM to assess potential and advise on the best course of study. The applicant also has the opportunity to ask questions regarding study at AIM.  In preparing for your audition:

 

  • Take time to fully prepare for your audition.
  • Choose songs/tracks carefully.
  • Rehearse (performers) or review your compositions & mixes (production students) so you know them as well as possible.
  • Choose songs that you feel most confident with, that represent your interest and abilities.

Remember, we are not here to judge you, but to help you get to where you want to go, so try to relax and enjoy it.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on all students who commenced undergraduate study in the last three intake periods, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia. 

Student Profile

 

Click here to view our Student Profile - Admission Criteria.

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

 

All Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people can request to apply to AIM Bachelor courses by Special Consideration. Special Consideration can be requested if applicants have not completed school or achieved a requisite ATAR score for entry into their preferred course of study. This admission process by Special Consideration is designed to assess capacity to study at a tertiary level the preferred area of study.

 

As part of AIM’s commitment to equity and diversity, AIM offers an Indigenous Scholarship available to ATSI students who can demonstrate a passion for the creative arts industry. For more information visit Scholarships.

 

 

 

Special needs/educationally disadvantaged students

 

AIM may give special consideration for admission to courses to applicants who have suffered educational disadvantage. In particular, applicants with physical disabilities and applicants from geographically isolated areas or economically disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for special consideration.

 

 

 

Special Consideration

 

Entry to undergraduate AIM courses via Special Consideration involves three components: an email to the Head of Pathways and Engagement (HoPE) to request Special Consideration; the submission of an application for Bachelor entry; and undertaking an interview and a written task related the chosen course preference. Entry through this pathway means consideration is given to an applicant’s relevant life, work, educational and training experience as preparation for study, in addition to any formal qualifications. The interview assists AIM in ensuring an applicant is selecting the most appropriate course for their interests. The written task assists assessment of an applicant’s likelihood for academic success and the level of academic support that may be required in the first year of study. Interviews will be conducted by the HoPE or their delegate, and may be conducted face-to-face or online

 

English language proficiency requirements apply to all applicants.

 

 

 

English language proficiency

 

All students must be sufficiently competent in the English language to participate effectively in the course of study. Specified English language entry requirements must be met by all students prior to admission. Domestic undergraduate students who have satisfactorily completed Year 12 (or equivalent) studies in Australia (or other English speaking country) are deemed to be proficient in English for admission to AIM. International applicants must have documented evidence of English language proficiency at IELTS 6 or equivalent. For more information see the Admissions Policy (incorporating English Language Proficiency Requirements)

Application for Admission should be made on the AIM Admission Application Form and submitted to the Recruitment Team by email: recruit@aim.edu.au together with all supporting documents (certified copies) including:

 

  • Academic documents – certificates, transcripts
  • Birth certificate or passport (ID page)
  • English proficiency documents (international students)

 

 

The Recruitment Team is available to answer any questions and process your application for assessment. The Recruitment Team will contact you to arrange an Audition/Interview. For further information on the audition/interview process visit the corresponding course on the drop down menu below or visit the courses page

 

If all the documents and information are complete and satisfactory, and you have successfully completed your audition/interview, you can expect to receive a Letter of Offer within 5 working days.

 

The Letter of Offer will provide all details of your proposed course enrolment and information on the next steps to be taken to finalise your enrolment.

Once you receive and review your Letter of Offer and wish to proceed please return the Acceptance of Offer form and Course Enrolment Form to the Recruitment Team together with any outstanding documents or information specified in the Letter of Offer and details of deposit paid (if required). Once we have received your payment, a receipt will be issued.

 

If you are seeking Australian Government FEE-HELP loan assistance for your studies, you will be directed to the Australian Government FEE-HELP website to complete your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).

 

For a list of AIM fees and payment options visit here.

 

If you are seeking recognition of prior learning, you should also submit Application for Recognition of Prior Learning together with required supporting documents. For further information about credit transfer and recognition of prior learning please see the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure

 

Should you wish to defer your studies prior to enrolment, contact the Recruitment Team. For information on deferring your studies see the Cancelling (Withdrawing), Deferring, Suspending Student Enrolment Policy and Procedure.

Student Support Services

 

Nurturing students’ wellbeing is important to AIM, as well as encouraging cross-faculty relationships and positive communication. Whether it be help with academic matters, something personal, or simply feeling overwhelmed for any reason, the Student Wellbeing Team are available to support students. There is a Student Wellbeing Team on each campus to assist students with their requirements.

 

The Student Support Team provides high quality and proactive advice through offering a range of support programs and workshops including academic, general health and wellbeing, digital and technical support, and offering individual one-on-one appointments for academic mentoring and personal issues including counselling referrals.

 

 

 

ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology) on Campus Counselling

 

AIM acknowledges and understands that students may become overwhelmed with balancing the demands of study, social events and personal life matters. Appointments can be made with the Student Wellbeing Team to discuss broader and personal related issues that may impact a students' performance and academic abilities, with referrals to the on-campus ACAP Counsellor, if required.

 

 

Disability Support EOAP (Equal Opportunity Adjustment Program)

 

Beginning studies can be a time of great change for some. AIM supports reasonable adjustments to the learning environment for students with a diagnosed physical or mental impairment, ensuring equal access to education for everyone.

 

Academic Support and Study Skills workshops

 

These workshops include, for example, Microsoft Office help, essay writing, presentation skills, and research skills for assignments. There are also workshops covering literacy skills, music theory and learning and exam techniques.

 

 

Musicianship Skills workshops

 

Weekly workshops are held to help with aural training and theory, amongst other topics. Aural workshops are interactive and focus on how to practice independently, including what strategies and resources can be used to help improve outside of classes. Workshops are also held on reading rhythms, digital scoring, and chart writing.

 

 

Life Skills Workshops

 

These workshops are practical, engaging and informative, looking at common issues such as performance anxiety, time management and organisational skills, career development, work life study balance, and leadership, just to name a few.

 

 

Student Life

 

Student life at AIM encourages students to engage in opportunities to maximise their experience through getting to know other students with similar dreams and passions. Form a band, play and perform with other musicians and creatives, network with recording engineers and music mangers of the future, not to mention AIM teaching staff who are the industry. AIM has a dedicated Student Association (ASA) in both Sydney and Melbourne to support all students to become part of the AIM Community.

 

For further information on AIM Student Services visit here.

 

 

AIM’s Commitment to Diversity

 

The Australian Institute of Music continually strives to support and celebrate the incredibly diverse nature of our community and works tirelessly to provide a platform for students, staff and alumni to all let themselves be seen and heard, including those who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ).

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive environment, AIM has implemented several initiatives with the goal of promoting and celebrating the diversity of all students which you can find here.

 

Our Campuses

 

Both Sydney and Melbourne campuses have an active student presence who look after student wellbeing and promote an overall feeling of inclusivity and belonging. The Sydney ASA organises fun events for students such as Jam Nights, fundraising events and live music gigs providing opportunities for students to get together and perform at local venues or at AIM’s newly built balcony terrace. The AIM Melbourne Student Association (AMSA) hold Live Lounge sessions for students to mingle and perform alongside fellow students and musicians. On top of all of that, there are plenty of performing opportunities throughout the year including ensembles, showcases and graduate recitals.

 

Campus Facilities

 

Sydney Campus:

 

The Sydney campus is located next to Central Station in the heart of Surry Hills, an epicenter for great live venues and an inspiring music scene perfect for AIM students. Facilities and services include:

 

  • Three auditoriums for performance, including the 275 seat John Planter Hall
  • Rehearsal rooms, studios, lecture rooms
  • Digital media labs
  • Audio, recording and mixing studios
  • Library
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Services and Student Wellbeing

 

Melbourne Campus:

 

The Melbourne campus is centrally located in the CBD, one block from Southern Cross Station, close to connecting trams and Flinders Street Station. Facilities and services include:

 

  • Peter Calvo Performance Auditorium
  • Rehearsal rooms, studios, lecture rooms
  • Digital labs and recording facilities
  • Library
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Services and Student Wellbeing

FEE-HELP (Australian Commonwealth Loan Scheme) is a loan to help eligible fee paying students to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP is available for:

  • Australian Citizens
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders

For more information see the Study Assist Website or contact AIM Recruit

 

Austudy – All Australian AIM students (including those with permanent residency) can also apply for Austudy. Please check the Austudy website for further information and eligibility

Scholarships – AIM offers a range of scholarships to support new and current students. Scholarships are available for excellence, equity and access among others. For further information and to view the full list of scholarship programs, click here

Course Specific Admission Information

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in the Bachelor of Music Courses. It provides data on students who commenced in the Bachelor of Music courses in the last three intake periods, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. 

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Bachelor of Music Admissions   

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Entertainment Management course page.

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in the Bachelor of Entertainment Management course. It provides data on students who commenced in the Bachelor of Music courses in the last three intake periods, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. 

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ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Study Period 3, 2019

(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds)

[Note: this table relates to all students made an offer on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. To ensure comparability across all providers, the 'ATAR' (or OP) figures used to reflect the original unadjusted figures without the consideration of equity or other adjustments. "Selection Rank" figures (if used) will reflect the same cohort but including the consideration of adjustment factors. 

ATAR 70

(Excluding adjustment factors)*

(NB. Raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

Selection Rank

(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)*

(NB. Selection Rank profile for the same students as in previous column)

Highest rank to receive an offer

73.2N/A

Median rank to receive an offer

64.9N/A

Lowest rank to receive an offer

56.0N/A

 

Entrance is by submission of a prepared portfolio and possible short follow up interview if required. Applicants are required to:

  • Provide a portfolio that covers ALL business & entertainment experience.
  • Score an ATAR of 70 &/or possess relevant industry experience.
  • Provide Certified Academic transcripts of previous study; especially in Arts/Entertainment, Mathematics & English (including HSC). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received.

 

For VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students: Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language - satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.

Please Note: VCAL is not an approved minimum entry for Bachelor of Entertainment Management (BEM).

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Entertainment Management admissions, click the button below. 

Bachelor of Entertainment Management Admissions 

Click here to go to the Masters of Music course page.

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.
  • All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5 with no overall band score less than 6.0.
  • Complete online Application Form

 

Please also refer to individual department graduate entry requirements as follows:

  • Audio
  • Composition & Music Production
  • Classical Performance
  • Music Theatre
  • Contemporary Performance

Click here to go to the Masters of Arts and Entertainment Management course page.

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.
  • All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5 with no overall band score less than 6.0.
  • Complete online Application Form

 

Please also refer to individual department graduate entry requirements as follows:

  • Audio
  • Composition & Music Production
  • Classical Performance
  • Music Theatre
  • Contemporary Performance

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Audio course page.

Entrance is by portfolio submission plus short interview if required. Audio Technology applicants are required to:

  • submit a portfolio containing up to TWO examples of recorded work where the applicant has completed or significantly contributed to the sound recording and/or production. The portfolio audio works should include a credit list; containing, for example: arranger, producer, musicians, engineer, etc. 
  • provide certified Academic Transcripts of previous study (including HSC and formal music grades). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received.
  • provide a resume that covers ALL musical experience, including live and recorded music production.
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Please note: In order to be considered for the Bachelor of Music (Audio) degree, students should ideally possess basic knowledge of one of the following digital audio workstation platforms: - Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Reason, or Garageband.

The interview process if required, can be conducted in person, via video or streaming.  It will involve audio knowledge and musicianship assessment.   

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below. 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Arts Management course page.

Entry is by portfolio submission with the option of a short interview if required. Arts Management applicants are required to:

  • Complete and submit an Application Form

  • Provide a portfolio of produced work containing a minimum 2 x recordings of you performing your chosen instrument. This can be a production or filmed live performance. 

  • Your portfolio should include a credit list relating to your works, containing, for example: name of composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, sound engineer, etc.

  • Submit identification (passport or birth certificate) documents 

  • Provide resume and references

  • Interview if required, can be undertaken in person, or remotely via video or streaming. 

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below. 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Classical course page.

Entrance is by portfolio submission, plus audition / interview and musicianship assessment if required.

Classical Performance applicants are required to:

  • submit a portfolio containing performance recordings of TWO contrasting pieces of music on their chosen instrument. The total of the two pieces should not exceed 15 minutes. (An accompanist may be included on request, if required).
  • provide certified academic transcripts of previous study (including HSC or VCE). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received.
  • provide a resume as part of the portfolio that covers ALL musical experience.
  • an additional audition or interview process, if required, can be conducted in person, via video or streaming. 

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below. 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Composition and Music Production course page.

Entrance by submission of portfolio containing 2 x recordings of original creative compositions. Each piece to include a credit list; containing, for example: name of composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer, etc.

Submission of work can also include: scores, lyric sheets, lead sheets if appropriate; and a short explanation of the two pieces submitted -  creative inspiration, musical techniques, technical skills used. 

An additional candidate interview may be requested for musicianship assessment. (see below). The interview process, if required, can be conducted in person, via video or streaming. 

Composition & Music Production applicants are required to:

  • provide original Certified Academic Transcripts AND copies for us to keep, of previous study (including HSC or VCE). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received;
  • provide a copy of your birth certificate or passport;
  • provide a resume that covers all previous musical study, experience and interests;

Please note: If you are required to attend an interview, this will include an assessment of theoretical and practical musicianship skills, as well as familiarity with standard music software tools. This will often be obvious from the digital portfolio. If you have concerns about your musicianship skills enquire about Open AIM’s Music Skills Classes, which will help you prepare. Live performances during the interview (in place of recordings) or printed scores/lyric sheets/lead sheets are not recommended, but will be considered.

For VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students; Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language - satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning): The completion of Senior VCAL will be recognised for entry in the Diploma of Music providing you meet all other entry requirements.

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below. 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Contemporary course page.

Entrance is by submission of a portfolio. Contemporary Performance applicants are required to:

  • Submit a portfolio, featuring the performance of TWO contrasting pieces of music on your chosen instrument (ONE song may be original).  Drummers must submit recordings of several different styles - each around 30 seconds in length.
  • Your submission can include your own backing track or feature an accompanist. You may also submit work unaccompanied.
  • Provide certified academic transcripts of previous study (including HSC or VCE). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received.
  • Provide a resume/portfolio that covers ALL musical experience.

 

For VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) Students; Satisfactory completion of the VCE and Units 3 and 4 English. Any of the four VCE English studies - English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English Language - satisfies the requirement for English; however, Units 3 and 4 must be completed in sequence and in the same calendar year.

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning): The completion of Senior VCAL will be recognised for entry in the Diploma of Music providing you meet all other entry requirements.

If required to attend an audition in addition to your submitted portfolio; you will be notified of this following the assessment of your portfolio. Drummers - please bring your own sticks, cymbals & hi hat clutch.  Guitarists should bring their own leads. Amps will be provided.

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below. 

Click here to go to the Bachelor of Music - Music Theatre course page.

Entrance is by portfolio submission with the option of a followup interview or audition. Music Theatre applicants are required to:

  • Submit a portfolio containing performance recordings of TWO contrasting Music Theatre songs.

  • An accompanist can be utilised in your recorded performance. (Preferable to backing tracks).

  • Provide a resume/portfolio that covers all previous musical training and experience.

  • If required to attend an interview / audition you will be advised following assessment of your portfolio. In-person audition may involve performance of a short monologue (1-2 minutes) and/ or participation in a group movement workshop. Wear appropriate clothing. Remote Interview will be conducted by skype or video streaming. 

To view detailed information about Bachelor of Music admissions, click the button below.