Courses

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Tune your raw talents into polished performances. Our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance stream) will help you to prepare for your nights playing in Melbourne’s most exciting venues.

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Make music your career

With expert guidance, our teachers will strengthen your performance and help you grow your audience base.

The Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance stream) is suited to those with significant performance experience and solid music craft skills.

Course outcomes

You will present a forty-minute recital in a Melbourne venue of your choice. There are over seven hours each week contact time, this includes individual lessons, practice in small bands, larger ensembles, workshops and a performance platform.

Tune your music craft skills in theory, keyboard, composition, technology, arrangement, reading, aural and improvisation techniques.

Building networks with like-minded musicians and other students broadens your artistic and work opportunities, giving you new skills, such as learning to teach music to students.

As a graduate, you can advance into the second year of our Bachelor of Music and gain credit towards our Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production degree.

Industry connections and resources

Are you ready to perform in some of Melbourne’s leading venues?

You will have access to our rehearsal rooms, equipped with drum kits, piano, PA systems and amplifiers. We also have excellent computer laboratories with music software. Discover our theatre spaces with modern sound and lighting equipment and skilled student operators.

Assessment

You will be required to perform regularly and your assessment will include a combination of hands on practical and theoretical tasks.

Employment outcomes

Career paths may include musician, singer, performer or music tutor. You may also find work in a music-related field.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For additional information on our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

CUA60515

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368314, Prahran 6900868314

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run four days per week. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$8450
Ineligible:$11400

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed based on practical application of skills and knowledge

Materials

You will need your own instrument. All other materials are provided

Entrance Requirements

  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Year 12 with VCE Music: Solo/Group and/or industry experience
  • Diploma of Music Industry (Performance), Diploma of Music or equivalent
  • for interview and/or audition - book here
  • attend an Information Session. Note: this is not a compulsory requirement

Pathways to further study

On completion of this course you can continue your studies in our HEASSAPM Bachelor of Music, or our HECABSMP Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

On graduation you can seek employment in the music industry as a solo artist, performer in a band, band leader, musical director, music teacher, arranger, producer or agent

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

CUA60515

CRICOS Code

092777M

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run four days per week. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Applicants are required to have a demonstrated interest in the field of music.
All: Applicants seeking direct entry to the Advanced Diploma of Music may be required to attend an audition, interview and complete a theory test.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed based on practical application of skills and knowledge

Materials

You will need your own instrument. All other materials are provided

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6825
  • Tuition fees per year: $13650
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Pathways to further study

On completion of this course you can continue your studies in our HEASSAPM Bachelor of Music, or our HECABSMP Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

On graduation you can seek employment in the music industry as a solo artist, performer in a band, band leader, musical director, music teacher, arranger, producer or agent

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business 60
CUALED501 Provide instrumental or vocal tuition 35
CUAMCP601 Extend techniques for arranging music 60
CUAMLT502 Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice 40
CUAMLT601 Analyse music 70
CUAMLT602 Analyse harmony 100
CUAMPF601 Present a music performance 70
CUAMPF602 Manage stagecraft aspects of performances 65
CUAMPF603 Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire 65
CUAMPF607 Lead music rehearsals 70
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work 80
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice 70
CUAPRF501 Refine performance techniques 95
CUAWRT503 Write about music 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.