Course Description

There will be no intake of students for this course for 2018.

The Master of Music Studies (Composition) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a four-semester coursework degree that focuses on the acquisition of high-level composition technique and incorporates an internship in a 'real world' organisation in your final semester. It provides the opportunity for those interested in composition, or with a background in composition, to develop their compositional style, technique and ideas within a rigorous musical environment. This degree is based entirely upon coursework components that enable you to gain practical skills in composition. You have weekly composition lessons with a tutor and will take part in a specific composition class geared towards this degree. Composition skills you will acquire in this degree include the areas of compositional style, instrumentation, technology, performance genres and technique.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,500 total course cost.
International Students: $36,000 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Creative Arts postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 84.2% (national average 71.4%)
Improved skills: 81.6% (national average 75.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.1% (national average 75.9%)

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

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Creative Arts postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: (national average 68.5%)
Studying full time: 8.6% (national average 10.4%)
Median full time salary: (national average $63,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 090780K
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAMUSCPT2000

Entry Requirements