Master of Music - Performance

Academy of Music and Performing Arts

This program is designed to provide graduate students the opportunity to enter the music industry at a more elite level by further developing and specialising their performance and composition skills. It endeavours to assist experienced and advanced practitioners who, having achieved distinguished professional careers in the public arena, can derive further knowledge from a music related academic and research environment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $30,000
International: $41,600

Entry Requirements:

3-year Bachelor of Music or equivalent undergraduate degree; Completion of Audition & Interview: applicants have to present 2 contrasting pieces of music to demonstrate technical and musical ability. Applicants will also need to present a thesis proposal as part of their audition process.


Practical Units: Principal Study, Ensemble. Academic Units: Graduate Seminar, Research. Electives: (with choices of) Arranging and Orchestration, Chart Writing, Composer/Performer Workshop, Conducting, Jazz/Rock Choir, Latin Music, Music and Moving Image, Piano for Non-Pianists and many more.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates can share their expertise with the next generation of music students, teaching either in the formal tertiary environment or in the private studio sector in parallel with their work in the field of performance. The skills of those working creatively in the various areas of the extensive freelance sections of the music industry, including: performance, composition, production, music director, session musician, song writing and research will be enhanced. Graduates will also be well equipped to undertake further studies at the Doctoral level.

Who for:

Applicants who have a recognised tertiary award that demonstrates an equivalent musical ability and maturity

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01108B

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Surry Hills No info No Part time
Surry Hills No info No Full time 2 years
The Academy of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA) is a provider of music and performing arts education.

AMPA has been operating for over 20 years and continues to provide undergraduate and postgraduate degrees the performing arts.

With performance-based study and individual study designs, AMPA's courses equip talented artists with the skills essential to succeed as musicians, dancers, performing artists, composers, choreographers, producers, teachers and professionals in Australia and around the world.

Provider CRICOS: 01108B

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