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We're committed to the future of music and performing arts

Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia's leading music and performing arts schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, and popular music to musical theatre, acting, music technology and music education. Griffith is the only Queensland university ranked in the top 50 performing arts universities in the world*

You'll learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.

QS World Ranking by Subject, 2019.

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Study music and performing arts at Griffith

Find your place on the world stage

Hear from award-winning Australian director Bruce Beresford, Queensland Conservatorium Director Scott Harrison, Griffith Head of Opera Nicholas Cleobury, popular music act Ella Fence and an array of musical theatre students.

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 audio-visual postproduction studios, where graduates, including Wolfmother's Ian Peres, have learned their craft.

Benefit from our industry connections

With our industry connections around the globe and within Australia, 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.

Griffith University is also partnered with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event – which will provide you with performance opportunities and internships during your study.

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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Dami Im - Griffith music graduate

19 Dec 2019

Griffith lecturer joins Smithsonian for artist residency

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18 Dec 2019

Top diplomat honoured with Griffith DUniv

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Key dates

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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