Orientation for Graduate Diploma in Music

New Student Interviews are being conducted for all instrument specialisations. There are offered as both online and in-person sessions. Students are required to register and attend one session only. Registrations can be made via New Student Interviews 


If your specialisation is aural studies, composition, improvisation, music history or music theory, you are not required to attend the performance-based instrument information sessions, or attend a new student interview.

Monday 22 February

10.00 am - 11.30 am, Faculty Welcome Ceremony
Hosted live from Hanson Dyer Hall, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Additional seating and live stream available in Kenneth Myer Auditorium, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Let your journey at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music begin!  Orientation Week starts with an Acknowledgment of Country and a formal welcome from our new Dean, the Director of the Conservatorium, and the Director of the VCA. Then get prepared for the  semester ahead with important information, performances, and other guest speakers.

11.30 am  -  12.00 pm, Southbank Welcome
Wilin Garden, Southbank Campus

12.30 pm - 1.00 pm, Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
A brief introduction to free mental health support at the University of Melbourne
Register via Zoom

Tuesday 23 February

10.30 am - 12.30 pm, Music Online Orientation (all specialisations)
Register via Zoom

12.30 pm - 1.00 pm, Introduction to the MSS - Music Students’ Society of UniMelb!
Get involved with the Music Student's Society. Come along and find out what the MSS is all about!
Attend via Zoom
Password: MSS

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Graduate Diploma in Music  and PCME Honours: Breakout Session
Register via Zoom

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Southbank Town Hall Talks 1: The Future of a Diverse Arts Campus
Join VCA Musical Theatre students Mmoloki (Milo) Hartill-Batsietswe and Sherry Watson in conversation about their experiences as women from diverse backgrounds at the Southbank Campus. This engaging online discussion is a brilliant start to UMSU Southbank's Town Hall Talks as it explores what students can do to make effective change while training and after graduation. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and contribute to a fruitful discussion.
Register via Zoom

Wednesday 24 February

9.00 am - 10.00 am, Instrument Information Session: Brass and Percussion 
Kenneth Myer Auditorium

9.15 am - 10.00 am,  Instrument Information Session: Woodwind 
Hanson Dyer Hall

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm, Instrument Information Session: Voice 
Prudence Myer Studio

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm, Instrument Information Session: Keyboard
In person at Hanson Dyer Hall

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm,  Instrument Information Session: Strings 
In person at Kenneth Myer Auditorium
or attend via Zoom 
Pass code:  033430