Courses

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)

Tune in and transform your ebullient love of music into a toe-tapping career. Our Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) will teach you about performance, musicianship, contemporary and commercial music, music technology, composing and business skills. You'll learn the fundamentals and decide what to specialise in.

PerfArts

Perform your way to a music qualification

If you have music performance ability, but little or no theory or music notation knowledge, then our Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance stream) is for you.

Course outcomes

You will have 1 to 1 tuition on your instrument/voice, perform contemporary and commercial music in bands, and learn music fundamentals (theory, aural, reading, keyboard). Push your own boundaries by singing in a vocal ensemble, learn music technology, and develop networking/business skills.

We encourage you to network with other musicians and students in other areas of music industry, and to immerse yourself within the vibrant Melbourne music scene.

Industry connections and resources

Our knowledgeable teachers have industry experience and they’re keen to pass their expert knowledge and insights onto you. Enjoy learning in our modern facilities that include recording studios, computer laboratories, rehearsal spaces and performance theatres.

You will have access to rehearsal rooms set up with drum kits, piano, PA and amplifiers, and computer laboratories that are equipped with the full complement of music software. Our theatre spaces are equipped with excellent sound and lighting, as well as skilled student operators that support your every performance.

Assessment

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

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 further information, or to take your application further, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CUA40915

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368574, Prahran 6900868574

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


Class Schedule: *

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

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Online, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2450
Ineligible:$7600
Concession:$490

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

Assessment will be made using a combination of practical and theoretical tasks. In addition to the directed studies students are required to document the development of music practice skills conducted outside of class time

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

Pathways to further study

You can continue your studies with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) or go even further with our Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

When you graduate from this course you will be eligible for employment as a musician, music teacher for beginners, arranger and performer

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

CUA40915

CRICOS Code

092773D

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 6 months


Class Schedule: *

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

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Online, 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

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be made using a combination of practical and theoretical tasks. In addition to the directed studies students are required to document the development of music practice skills conducted outside of class time

Materials

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

Fees

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

You can continue your studies with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) and Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) or go even further with our Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

When you graduate from this course you will be eligible for employment as a musician, music teacher for beginners, arranger and performer

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

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
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas 40
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright 50
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities 30
CUAMCP303 Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media 35
CUAMLT301 Develop and apply aural perception skills 45
CUAMLT303 Notate music 40
CUAMPF203 Develop ensemble skills for playing or singing music 50
CUAMPF302 Prepare for performances 35
CUAMPF401 Rehearse music for group performances 85
CUAMPF403 Develop repertoire as part of a backup group 60
CUAMPF405 Develop instrumental techniques 50
CUAMPF407 Develop vocal techniques 40
CUAMPF408 Develop performance techniques on a second instrument 40
CUAWHS302 Apply work health and safety practices 10

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.