At USC, a High Performance Student Musician is someone who has had significant success in the performing arts at a state, national, international or commercial level. The student must also demonstrate the qualities of enormous potential, tenacity, drive, ambition and ability.
- Currently enrolled in a USC undergraduate or postgraduate program.
Note: Students are encouraged to undertake the Music minor or major if it is possible to include this in their undergraduate degree, but this is not an eligibility requirement.
Criteria that demonstrate merit can include:
- Member of a national arts company
- Member of a state arts company
- Significant success in major performing arts, awards, competition or commercial arenas at a state, national or international level
- Undertaken a major role in a commercial arts production as a performer, composer or music producer
- Significant success in performing, composing or producing at recognised festivals at a state, national or international level
- Demonstrated track record of leading workshops in artistic development at a state, national or international level
- Signed by a major commercial label or production company
- Significant body of work as a composer or performing artist
- Significant success as an independent artist/music producer with a well-documented track record
- Significant airplay on film, TV, radio or other platforms
USC understands that students may not have achieved the criteria but are able to demonstrate they are pursuing a pathway towards their career goals with comparable levels of artistic pursuits.
How to apply
You can apply for status as a HPSM once you have accepted your offer to study a USC undergraduate or postgraduate program.
If you meet the program selection criteria, complete the HPSM application form. Don’t forget to upload documentary evidence of your artistic level.
Applicants who meet the criteria will then attend a short interview process with the Artistic Director of Music; the Director of Vocal Arts; the High Performance Student Program Coordinator; and up to two people nominated by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement).
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within five working days.
Key dates for applications
- Semester 1, 2019: 5pm 22 March 2019
- Semester 2, 2019: 5pm 16 August 2019
If you miss these application dates, please contact the High Performance Student Program Coordinator.
For further information, please contact the High Performance Student Program Coordinator.