Entry Requirements

International Students

applications for admission - international STUDENTS

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into AIM undergraduate degree programs for international students:

  • Applicants with recent Higher Education (tertiary) study – at least 6 months full time (at Bachelor degree level or higher) from an internationally-accredited institution  OR
  • Applicants with completed secondary education matriculation in the last 2 years  (NSW HSC or recognised equivalent) OR
  • Mature age applicants (21+yrs) not meeting the above criteria but with sufficient previous work / life experience deemed relevant by AIM.
    AND
    Applicants obtain an English Language Proficiency IELTS accreditation score of 6.0 or higher, or failing that, have enrolled in an accredited English for Academic Purposes pathway program. 

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into AIM postgraduate Music program:

  • A Bachelor of Music Degree (or its overseas equivalent as assessed by DET), or
  • Non-music bachelor degree with relevant musical professional practice experience

 

The following is the background pathway criteria for entry into AIM postgraduate Arts and Entertainment Management program:

  • A Bachelor of Arts and Entertainment Management (or equivalent), or
  • A Bachelor degree in a related field, with 1 year work experience


AND

Applicants must obtain an English Language Proficiency IELTS accreditation score of 6.5 or higher, or equivalent.

 

Applicants with work and life experience

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements above may be granted admission to the postgraduate program by the Executive Dean of Academic Affairs or nominee based on extensive relevant work experience and can demonstrate the potential to undertake the program of study and to achieve the course learning outcomes.

 

NOTE THAT IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE ABOVE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA APPLICANTS WILL STILL NEED TO FULFILL THE SPECIFIC COURSE PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AS OUTLINED BELOW.

 

COURSE SPECIFIC ADMISSION INFORMATION

Specific portfolio submission and audition / interview requirements relating to individual programs are outlined below.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Audition/Portfolio Requirements
Applicants are required to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following forms of evidence:

  • A recorded visual or audio performance
  • A recorded original composition
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement
  • An audio mix of a musical work

 

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Complete and Application Form
  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.
  • All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5 with no overall band score less than 6.0.

Please also refer to individual department graduate entry requirements as follows:

  • Audio
  • Composition & Music Production
  • Classical Performance
  • Music Theatre
  • Contemporary Performance

Applicants to Arts and Entertainment Management degrees are required to submit a portfolio of no more than 1,000 words that covers their relevant music, entertainment and business experience.

In addition, applicants may be required to attend an interview, either online or on campus.

 

Applicants applying for Postgraduate Studies in Music must:

  • Complete an Application Form
  • Provide copies of academic transcripts of previous study for us to keep (these copies must be in English). If you do not have a relevant undergraduate degree, you must provide evidence of professional work in your desired field.
  • Provide a copy of your Passport or Birth Certificate.
  • Provide a resume (in English) that covers all previous music study, experiences and interests.
  • Provide copies of any certificates or references that may support your application to study at AIM.


All International Applicants must submit an IELTS (or Equivalent) of 6.5
with no overall band score less than 6.0

INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

We acknowledge that music is a global industry and that some of our potential students may come from countries where English is not their first language. For those students who do not meet the initial English language requirement to gain direct entry into one of our programs, they will be required to improve their English language skills to the required level by enrolling in an intensive English program. AIM can suggest and recommend providers who can help with this.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING AND EXPERIENCE

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit (National Quality Council Training Packages glossary).

RPL at AIM is conducted via written statement in which applicants address specific criteria. It allows candidates to demonstrate how they will use the knowledge, skills, abilities and personal qualities gained through life experience to succeed in studies at the AIM.

RPL is an optional, alternative pathway to tertiary study intended for people without formal educational qualifications. The current Recognition of Prior Learning policy at AIM can be found here.

As well as having regional representatives, AIM also has an extensive network of registered Education Agents in Australia and overseas who can assist with your application. You can find a list of our representatives here.

As an international student in Australia, you must meet the conditions of your visa throughout your entire study. More information can be found below.

Click Here for more information on visa conditions.

OSHC is a compulsory medical health insurance for international students studying in Australia. Our preferred provider is AHM.  Click here to visit the AHM website

For other providers, refer to the Department of Health’s website and search for ‘overseas student cover’.

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) monitors and regulates the higher education sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas.

Higher educational providers must meet minimum standards set by TEQSA (The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) to enable registration under the ESOS (Education Service for Overseas Students) Act. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.

The ESOS Act mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition and care of students remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS Act’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa-related reporting requirements on both students and providers.

The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that govern the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to students by providers that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Click here for more information about International Education

 

Cricos


Higher education providers in Australia must be registered to enrol overseas students in specific courses. Registered providers have a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students) code and a specific CRICOS course code. This registration guarantees the provider and the course meet the high standards necessary for overseas students.

Click here for more information from the CRICOS website

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