Master of Music Therapy

    • CRICOS Code: 055550D
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    This course has an interview requirement


    2021 Start Year Intake  
    Applications open August 2020

    How do I apply?

    Before applying, all applicants are encouraged to contact to obtain a Master of Music Therapy Information Pack.

    There are three components to each application. Applicants must submit the following by the application closing date:

    1. University Application

      Submit a direct application via University's application portal

    2. Supplementary application

      Upload your academic transcript, recorded material and provide three referees via the supplementary application form

    3. Interview/Audition

      Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview/audition as the final component of the application process, during which you will be asked to perform a song live on voice and guitar from memory. Applicants will be advised of the song a week before interviews. In person interviews/auditions are preferred, however can be held via online if necessary. For more information, please visit Auditions and Interviews

    Recorded Material

    A video recording is required for all applicants and must be submitted as part of your application by the close date. The purpose is to enable assessment of your music performance ability and the level of musicianship.

    Applicants who are not at the required standard will not progress to an interview. Those who do not progress to interview are encouraged to spend time developing their musicianship and apply again the following year.

    Six pieces of music are required, as follows:

    • Three pieces presented on your primary instrument, covering a range of contrasting styles. The pieces may be a combination of classical, jazz, improvisatory work etc. The three primary instrument recording must be completed in a single take.
    • Three vocal songs accompanied by your own guitar playing. The pieces should demonstrate your vocal skill across a range of genres, styles or decades. Your guitar accompaniment should demonstrate a minimum of basic skills, including first position chords; barre chords; bass runs; and various accompanying styles such as strumming and picking techniques. Only one song can be an original composition, and one song in a language other than English is permitted (but not required). The three voice and guitar recordings must be completed in a single take.
    • The two recordings (3 primary instrument pieces and 3 vocal pieces) must be edited into a single file and uploaded via the supplementary application form.

    You will need to be sure that the recording is a genuine recording by the applicant. In the case of any doubt as to the authenticity of the recorded material, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music reserves the right to audition applicants further before final admission to the course.


    Applicants must provide three referees: one character reference, one academic reference, and person who can attest to the applicant's musical ability. The referee details must be submitted in the supplementary application form. Referees will be sent a referee report to complete. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure references are completed.


    Applicants will be charged a non-refundable processing fee payable via the supplementary application form.


    Access Melbourne is the University of Melbourne's special entry and access scheme for domestic students.

    It can help you gain a place in a degree even if your WAM (weighted average mark) is below the selection rank normally needed for an offer, however you still need to meet course prerequisites. You may be also eligible for guaranteed entry and there are Access Scholarships available also.

    You can apply using one or more of these categories:

    • Disadvantaged financial background
    • From a rural or isolated area
    • Under-represented school
    • Difficult circumstances
    • Disability or medical condition
    • Non-English speaking background
    • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
    • Mature-age consideration (Non-School leaver entry pathway)

    Wondering if you are eligible for any of these categories? Each category has its own criteria, so before applying, check to see if you are eligible via the Graduate Access Melbourne page, as well as instructions on how to apply.

    Before you apply

    1. Check the degree website
    2. Check the entry requirements and make sure you're eligible
    3. Ensure you meet the University’s English language requirements
    4. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, you may like to contact our Faculty’s Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development before proceeding. They can assist you with your application and provide you with additional information about your study options
    5. Submit a direct application via the University's application portal, using course code M04AA
    6. Complete a supplementary application
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