The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Music (Composition)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Through the Graduate Diploma in Music (Composition), you will acquire advanced skills in instrumental and vocal writing, orchestration, electro-acoustic music, professional score presentation, rehearsal skills and concert management, alongside the development of a personal and original compositional voice. The program encourages composition in all styles, and you learn to work through all phases of the composition process, from generation of first ideas, to completion of a professionally presented score, to interaction with performers in rehearsals, culminating in a public performance of your work.

Designed for

Graduates of an undergraduate degree in any field wanting to study music at graduate level


The Graduate Diploma in Music requires the successful completion of 100 credit points of Music subjects.


  • practical music
  • ensemble music performance
  • aural studies
  • composition
  • improvisation
  • music history and theory

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent
  • Or at least five years of documented professional experience relevant to the specialisation.

Study pathways

Completion of the GDipMus leads to eligibility to apply for higher degrees offered at Master level by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $22,560
International: $36,128
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Southbank No

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