The Classical study program produces unique and professional musicians who, due to the highly practical and individual training offered at AMPA, are able to hit the ground running when they embark on their careers as classical performers and other music professionals.
Qualification: Bachelor of Music (Performance)
Duration: 6 Trimesters (2 years) full-time or part-time equivalent. Students may exit after four trimesters with an Associate Degree of Music (Performance)
CRICOS: BMus (Perf.) 057024K | AssDegMus (Perf.) 057023M
AMPA’S innovative undergraduate degrees merge high-level performance and practical training with academic rigour and unparalleled industry insight. Students can personalise their degree based around their individual musical interests and aspirations.
Unlike many institutions in Australia, AMPA remains focused on individual, one-to-one learning. This means that music students are entitled to receive a 60 minute lesson per week as part of their Principal Study unit, along with an additional 30 minute lesson as part of Second Study. The option of taking a Second Study is particularly unique to AMPA, and a valuable tool for students with more than one skill eg. piano/voice or violin/piano.
Focus Area: Classical Performance
As a classical musician at AMPA, students intensively study a broad range of repertoire from across a number of different periods. Students will work closely with an expert tutor in their field and instrument of choice, and have opportunities to perform at many AMPA events, as well as external concerts and functions. AMPA boasts some of the finest classical teachers in Australia, who nurture and guide students through their musical journey. The institution designs individually structured courses to ensure students gain the utmost from their degree.
Choose electives to complement and refine your degree from classes such as: Conducting, Music Theatre, Arranging and Orchestrating, Studio Teaching, Recording, Jazz/Classical Fusion and more
Course Structure (by trimester)
* Students who successfully complete T1 – T4 are eligible for an Associate Degree of Music (Performance)
Students can transfer from the Associate Degree into the Bachelor Degree at any of the below transfer points.Students that have started in the Bachelor Degree also have the option of exiting after 4 trimesters with an Associate Degree.
The AMPA Teaching Faculty are highly experienced educators with extensive industry and professional experience. Excellence of instruction and rigorous training ensure that AMPA graduates are equipped for successful careers in a highly competitive industry. Staff continue to mentor and network with students after graduation in order to support their continued growth and career potential.
Many classical performance graduates go on to perform as soloists and ensemble players in professional ensembles and orchestras, as well as conductors, arrangers, music directors, studio teachers and managers. Others choose to take the path toward marketing and administration in arts councils and creative industries. Additionally, graduates are qualified to undertake postgraduate studies in a range of areas including: teaching in secondary schools, TAFE and universities/colleges, arts management, creative industries, and further music studies.
Entry Requirements: Completion of HSC or equivalent OR completion of at least one full time year of tertiary study OR as a mature age student. Provisional admission may be granted for students limited educational qualifications.
Admissions Process: Audition + Interview + Musical Knowledge Test
For further information on admissions procedures, please refer to Section 3.1 of the AMPA Student Handbook.