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We’re committed to the future of music

Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, and popular music to musical theatre, music technology and music education. Studying music at Griffith, you’ll learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.

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Find your place on the world stage

Study in a vibrant precinct

The Queensland Conservatorium at South Bank is acoustically and architecturally unparalleled in Australia. Situated in Queensland’s vibrant cultural precinct, the Queensland Conservatorium enables students to enjoy strong partnerships with local cultural institutions. At the Gold Coast campus, there are six recording studios, four control rooms, a MIDI laboratory, and audiovisual postproduction studios, where graduates, including Wolfmother, have learned their craft.

Benefit from our musical connections

With our music industry connections around the globe, you’ll have the chance to apply your talents at a truly professional level. The Conservatorium enjoys strong alliances with national institutions including the Australian National Academy of Music and collaborations with London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, McGill University in Montreal and the famous Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Learn from acclaimed teachers

At Griffith, you’ll learn from award-winning music educators, such as Australian University Teacher of the Year Dr Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, and international specialists trained in Moscow, Brussels and Paris. Orchestral students study exclusively with principal players from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, alongside visiting international teachers such as Grammy-award winner and Griffith graduate Tim Munro. Our opera students soak up the expertise of Wagnerian soprano Lisa Gasteen AO, while musical theatre students regularly work with international artists including Bonnie Lythgoe.

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Audition Information

Application to Conservatorium degree programs is based on various requirements, which may include an audition, written or oral interview, and presentation of a folio.

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Student story

Dami Im

Griffith music graduate

International singer, songwriter

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August 16, 2016

Theatre students blossom in The Secret Garden

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Key dates

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Wednesday 14 September — Monday 29 August

2017 GAMSAT test due

Those registered for the GAMSAT will sit the test Wednesday 14 September.

Monday 26 September — Friday 30 September

Queensland conservatorium auditions

Queensland Conservatorium live auditions will be conducted the week beginning Monday 26 September. 

Friday 30 September — Monday 29 August

Queensland Conservatorium QTAC and UAC applications due

Apply by 30 September via QTAC or UAC for Queensland Conservatorium degrees.

Friday 30 September — Monday 29 August

QTAC and UAC on time applications close

To attend Griffith in 2017, apply for our degrees via QTAC or UAC by 30 September, 2016. You can apply after this date, but a late fee will apply.