Associate Degree in Music

Excelsia College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02664K

This program produces well-rounded musicians who can apply their skills in diverse musical areas. Performance studies across a range of musical genres include weekly expert individual tuition on the major instrument with regular solo and ensemble performance opportunities. Private tuition is provided in voice, piano, guitar and all instruments of the orchestra. The standard suite of historical, theoretical and technical music studies is complemented by studies in contemporary technologies, and career-based electives such as business in the performing arts. Specialist studies are layered with an exploration of a Christian worldview that supports personal and professional ethics and social responsibility.


Nested within the bachelor program, the associate degree offers individual tuition on the major instrument, regular solo and ensemble performance and critique, theory and analysis, composition, aural and keyboard studies, and a coverage of contemporary technologies including programs, software and recording. The performance focus features regular technical examinations and a public recital. The course also includes studies encouraging the integration of faith and values with professional life.


  • Music-performance

Standard entry requirements

  • NSW HSC or equivalent
  • Interview
  • Audition demonstrating performance level on major instrument equivalent to HSC Music 2 or AMEB Grade 6 (instrumental) or Grade 4 (vocal), and musical knowledge equivalent to HSC Music 2 or AMEB Grade 5 Musicianship.

Study pathways

Credit is awarded for equivalent previous studies and/or demonstrated equivalent prior learning. Graduates may complete a Bachelor of Music by the addition of a further year of study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Macquarie Park Domestic: $37,150
International: $37,150

Fee comments

Campuses: Macquarie Park.

FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy are available to eligible students.

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