personalisation icon

Are you an international student?

I am a

Where would you like to study?

Where would your child like to study?

  • Pathway:
  • Level:
  • Location:
Back

Pathways to university

Back

PhD and research degrees

Back

Professional development and short courses

  • We offer a range of professional development courses.
  • Find out more
Back

Griffith Online

  • Our online degrees are delivered 100% online, giving you control over where and when you study.
  • Study 100% online

Personalised by

Use this icon to personalise the page to your pathway, preferred campus and study level.

Personalisation is not available through private browsing.

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, 2020.

Featured degrees

Virtual Open House and Open Day

Join us on campus, online or both to explore our degrees and get all the information you need to start planning your future.

Find out more about open day.

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.

Download a study guide

Explore what Griffith has to offer

Get started

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.

Find out more

Student story

Dami Im

Griffith music graduate

International singer, songwriter

Play Video

Dami Im - Griffith music graduate

22 Jul 2021

Grease is the word for new wave of musical theatre stars

Read more about Grease is the word for new wave of musical theatre stars

01 Jul 2021

Griffith launches Creative Arts Research Institute

Read more about Griffith launches Creative Arts Research Institute

Key dates

View all key dates

Monday 12 July — Friday 20 August

Open House

Explore Griffith from home

Find out more.

Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

Find out more.

Thursday 19 August — Thursday 19 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

Online

Find out more.

Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

Explore Your Options

Keep me up to date

Sign up to make sure you never miss an update about what’s happening at Griffith. We’ll keep you posted about scholarships, upcoming events and more to make the most of your study experience.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Information you supply will be handled strictly in accordance with our Privacy Plan.

Oops, something went wrong. Please try again later.

Form submitted successfully! We will keep you up to date with what’s happening at Griffith.