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Australian Institute of Music

Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 5,230 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About Australian Institute of Music

The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is the most major tertiary music institution in Australia, with its huge emphasis on being a leading independent education provider and private not-for-profit institution in industries such as music, entertainment, and performing arts. Interesting fact about AIM is that before it is now recognised nationally, it began as an institution called the Sydney Guitar School in the late 60’s.

AIM now runs two other national campuses in Sydney and Melbourne, while also providing an assortment of fully accredited music diplomas, degrees, and masters programs available anywhere in the country.

The institute highly believes that students that are accepted into AIM consist of only the best with exceptional standards. AIM aspires to mold both local and international students to make great contributions of their own to the global economy in the field of performance, creative and management arts.

Campus information

Sydney Campus:

  • Features several facilities including music production studios, ensemble rehearsal rooms, private lesson studios, performance spaces and much more.
  • AIM Sydney Campus can be easily accessed by public transport in Surry Hills (just a two-minute walk from Sydney's Central Station).

Melbourne Campus:

  • The campus features music production studios, ensemble rehearsal rooms, individual private lesson studios and a brand new world-class performance venue. 
  • AIM Melbourne is in the heart of the Central District Business, one block from Southern Cross Station and close to trams and Flinders St. Station. 


  • iglu - fun & supportive 

Flexible and off-campus lifestyle are two elements that Iglu offer to students when finding the best accommodation near their campus. Some of these accommodations include easy-on-the-eye modern design, fully furnished living spaces as well as a safe and secure environment. Students can also benefit tremendously from their many lists of events programme. For students at AIM, iglu is only a short walk from campus which is highly convenient. 

  • Domain

Domain is a real estaste website that provides rental property such as off-campus flats and apartments students can benefit from in finding the perfect accommodation for them. Students can have a comfortable place to stay with some of the best rooms available, great support network and friends anywhere.

These accommodations include studios, private room, shared room and many others, which are all strategically located close to some of Sydney's biggest and well-recognised education institutions.


Additional info

Entry Requirements

  1. Entry via Audition (In person, by video or streaming)
    • Contemporary 
      • Prepare and perform: 2: contrasting songs & music theory assessment
    • Music Theatre 
      • 2x music theatre contrasting songs
      • 1x contemporary monologue 
      • 1x dance call participation
      • Music theory assessment
    • Classical
      • 2x contrasting pieces/movements of a maximum 15 minutes
      • Music theory assessment
    • Dramatic Arts
      • 1x contemporary monologue
  2. Entry via Portfolio & Interview
    • Entertainment Management
      • Interview requiring cover letter to Head of School 
      • Music theory assessment
    • Composition & Music Production
      • Interview
      • 3x recordings of original creative work
      • Music theory assessment
    • Audio
      • Interview
      • 2x recordings of produced/mastered or mixed projects
      • Proof of basic knowledge of at least one Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
      • Music theory assessment

*Intensive English Language Program

*Supporting documents - resume, references, financial information, overseas student health cover, etc.



Courses available 10

Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 10


Reviews 1

My sister studied in AIM (contemporary performance) and she thought it was great and life-changing. the overall courses and opportunities in AIM is framed better for contemporary musicians.
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