All applicants to the Bachelor of Music (Composition), and Bachelor of Music – Creative Music, and Digital Music and Media programs must submit a portfolio of three creative works via our online submission form on our website.
Online portfolios to these areas of study will be assessed by a panel drawn from staff in the Composition and Music Technology division. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
Three original compositions of varied style or media. For example: solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, electroacoustic, mixed-media, etc.
Scores: At least two of the works must be presented in a notated form.
Recordings: At least two of the works must have complementary audio (or video) recordings.
Some examples of how your portfolio may look:
Eg 1. Work 1: score and recording | Work 2: score and recording | Work 3: score and recording
Eg 2. Work 1: score and recording | Work 2: score and recording | Work 3: audio/video only (i.e. non-notated music, score not relevant)
Eg 3. Work 1: score and recording | Work 2: score and recording | Work 3: score only (i.e. not yet recorded, conceptual work, etc.)
All applicants should check the How to Apply – Postgraduate page first.
When applying for entry to postgraduate study in composition, please submit at least three compositions (in different performance media) which represent your present level of achievement as a composer, present a 1500-2000 word summary of your proposed area of research/creative work and attend an interview.
All applicants must submit their portfolio via our online submission form on our website.
After receiving your compositions, Conservatorium staff will invite you to attend an interview to discuss your compositions, background as a composer, commitment to musical composition and your goals. On the basis of the compositions, proposal and the interview, the Conservatorium staff will assess your potential for the course for which you have applied.