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Music Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #42 (QS) ,
The Music Education program at the University of Sydney immerses you in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's melting pot of performance, composition and teaching. While preparing to become accredited classroom teachers, our music education students undertake a principal study in performance (jazz or classical), musicology or composition.

About

The Music Education program at the University of Sydney will prepare you for a career as a music teacher in both the primary and secondary school environment.

Course opportunities

  • We focus on popular, classical, Australian, jazz, folk or world musics.
  • Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands unit of study incorporates high-profile guests including indigenous performers of note as well as composers and educators.
  • Technology, creativite exploration and music theory are woven into our units.

Career Pathways

  • Music teacher
  • Performing soloist
  • Chamber musician 
  • Orchestral/ensemble player
  • Community music educator 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for domestic students
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you'll study 

  • The Bachelor of Music (Music Education) will develop your teaching skills through studies in education, music education, choral and instrumental pedagogy and music technology.
  • You choose a study focus in performance, composition or musicology and specific music education and pedagogical training. In addition to your studies in music teaching methods, music history and analysis, performance and compositional skills, you will attain information and communication technology competencies and develop an understanding of children with special educational needs.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    565

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 008447D
  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  • Make a course application to UAC (or direct to USyd for certain international students), and
  • Register an audition if applying in performance; or submit a portfolio and schedule an interview if applying in Composition or Musicology.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Australian citizen- This is a Contribution Amount 

Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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