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International Students

About AMPA

Established over 20 years ago, AMPA continues to develop performing artists, composers, producers, choreographers, teachers and industry professionals of the highest standard. AMPA is a registered provider on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and complies with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the obligations laid down in the National Code 2007. AMPA is also registered and accredited by the Australian Government - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

AMPA currently boasts some of the highest calibre teaching staff in an atmosphere where students are carefully nurtured and guided through their studies. Students come to AMPA from all over Australia and the world. 



Music Courses

Focus areas include: Contemporary music, classical music, jazz music, music theatre and music production / composition.



Dance Courses

Focus areas include: Contemporary dance, ballet, hip-hop, jazz dance, tap dance, composition and choreography.


English Requirements

Applicants who have not completed an educational qualification in English will have to provide proof of proficiency in English through internationally recognised tests, or complete an authorised English course prior to commencement.



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AMPA is proud to partner with Lonsdale Institute and Eurocentres to offer international students a pathway into their chosen degree.

Students who do not meet the required IELTS level to commence study at AMPA are now eligible to receive a packaged offer. The packaged offer gives students the option to complete an intensive English course at Lonsdale Institute prior to commencing their studies at AMPA. During their time at Lonsdale Institute students will have full access to AMPA facilities including rehearsal studios, hire of music equipment and library services, to ensure a smooth transition into their AMPA course.

Please note, a packaged offer means that students are only permitted to commence their studies at AMPA upon successful completion of their English course at Lonsdale Institute.

About Lonsdale Institute

Lonsdale Institute is in partnership with Eurocentres and utilises the Eurocentres success system.

Their teachers are all specifically trained in the Eurocentres teaching methodology, which has been developed and modified over the past 70 years and is delivered in almost 40 locations around the world.

Lonsdale Institute provides students with the following:

- English courses to build students’ language skills in all areas with particular emphasis on fluency with classroom and online learning and private tutorials.

- Teachers with first language English proficiency and University and TESOL qualifications. Teachers undergo monthly assessment by the Director of Studies and extensive Professional Development sessions.

- A General English program aimed at developing students’ ability to communicate confidently in English.

- Support services and supportive campus environment to offer students a safe and comfortable home away from home

Studying in Sydney, Australia

AMPA benefits from a dynamic and diverse community, where students come from many different parts of the world to study music and performing arts in one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Sydney is Australia’s largest city, famously known for the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney has also been referred to as the most multicultural city in Australia and one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

The AMPA campus is located within 2 minutes walk of Central Station and close to various entertainment, performance and cultural venues. Sydney is well known for its pristine beaches, wildlife reserves, national parks, theatres, museums, art galleries, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs. Australia is renowned for being safe, tolerant and multicultural.

Go to the AMPA Campus page for more details on our campus. You can also visit – the official Australian government web site for international students studying in Australia.


Please see the Accommodation page for help with preparing your stay in Sydney!