Course Description

Course no longer open for Admission.

The Diploma of Music comprises one-year full time study. The award is designed for students who are interested in pursuing greater understanding and knowledge of the discipline of music. Its structure allows students to improve skills in either one or more broad areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

The award permits a year of dedicated pre-Bachelor of Music study, for students wishing to improve their performance/composition and musical literacy skills for entry into the BMus.


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 68.4% (national average 72.0%)
Improved skills: 78.5% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 69.6% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 43.4% (national average 52.1%)
Studying full time: 33.8% (national average 25.5%)
Median full time salary: (national average $47,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: F2W

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University

If you are an international student you will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements for Undergraduate Programs.

Special Requirements for Ensemble enrolment:

Applicants wishing to undertake ensemble units (FCE units) are required to undertake an audition and interview - students prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (excerpts) for the ensemble audition.