About AMPA

The Academy of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA) is one of Australia's leading tertiary providers of performing arts education.

Educating and inspiring young artists for over 20 years, AMPA remains committed to providing the highest quality in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focussing on the performing arts, including contemporary, jazz and classical music, dance performance (modern, ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop), music theatre, composition/music production and arts management.

With its distinctive personal approach, high calibre teaching staff, emphasis on performance-based study and individual study designs, AMPA equips talented artists with the skills essential to succeed as musicians, dancers, performing artists, composers, producers, choreographers, directors, teachers and industry professionals in Australia and around the world. Given the demands of such highly competitive industries, AMPA’s ultimate priority is to develop inspirational and proficient artists who will leave a lasting impact on whichever field they choose.


Higher Education Accreditation

  • AMPA is a registered Higher Education Provider through the Australian Government - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
  • AMPA is a registered FEE-Help provider for all of its courses
  • AMPA is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • AMPA is AUSTUDY/ABSTUDY approved for all full-time courses
  • AMPA is a member of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET)


The mission of AMPA is to provide the highest standard of music and performing arts education through:

  • The delivery of tertiary programs, training and research of international quality;
  • Its graduates empowered with greater knowledge, ability and professional practice;
  • The inspiration for creativity, appreciation and commitment to music and the arts in all people

Vision Statement

AMPA is committed to becoming a leader of music and arts education in Australia and beyond, constantly striving towards distinction in performance, creativity and scholarship. Students are educated to the highest standards based on the best possible professional practice. Through our graduates, faculty and community alike, AMPA seeks to leave a positive impact on the music and performing arts arena.


Programs taught in:
  • English

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Australian Academy Of Music And Performing Arts (AMPA)

The Master of Music at AMPA is designed to provide graduate students with the opportunity to enter the music industry at a more elite level by further developing and spec ... [+]

Course Overview Qualification: Master of Music (Performance) Duration: 4 semesters (2 years) full-time or part-time equivalent. Students may exit after 2 semesters with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance). Fee-HELP: Available CRICOS: M.Mus. (Perf.) 081572D | Grad.Dip.Mus. (Perf.) 081573C On completion of the first two trimesters students can exit with a Graduate Diploma of Music (Performance) and on completion of 4 trimesters, students may exit with a Master of Music (Performance).

Study Areas PRINCIPAL STUDY: All students receive 18 x individual, 1-hour lessons, on a chosen instrument or voice for every semester in the course. ENSEMBLE: Demonstrate developed suite of professional collaborative skills to engage, direct and perform within a group. Through a range of instrumental and vocal combinations in a wide variety of genres, students will develop skills in improvisation, transcription, transposition, interpretation, sightreading, ensemble direction, accompaniment and rehearsal techniques. ACADEMIC STUDIES: The study of musical scholarship suited to the diverse range of disciplines that make up the creative industries. These typically fall within the paradigms of critical inquiry research and practice-led research. ELECTIVES: Relevant to singer-songwriters or any students who wish to learn two instruments, the unique Second Study at AMPA provides 18 x individual, 30-minute lessons every trimester. Or choose from electives to complement and refine your degrees such as Music Theatre, Music Industry, Studio Teaching, Recording, Production, Chart Writing and more. In stages 3 and 4 students transition to postgraduate research units to develop research, analytical and writing skills as well as critical thinking, creative... [-]
Australia Surry Hills
January 2020
2 years
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136 Chalmers Street
NSW 2010 Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia