The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Music

The University of Melbourne

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

The Graduate Diploma in Music is designed for university graduates in any field who wish to undertake graduate-level study in music. A student may focus on either practical skills or academic study, or blend the two together. The course also acts as a pathway for graduates of non-music degrees to become eligible for master level courses.

Designed for

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


100 point program over one year full time or two years part time.


  • Composition
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musicology
  • Practical music

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least 65%
  • Or minimum five years' professional experience relevant to the specialisation. Selection into specialisations: Composition - presentation of a composition folio
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musicology - a piece of scholarly writing and research proposal
  • Practical Music - audition.

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: $23,328
International: $23,328
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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