Courses

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

Start your career in the music industry. Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) where you'll learn specialist skills for a variety of positions - band managers, music marketers, music event organisers, writers, composers and performers. Melbourne has a dynamic and exciting music scene that offers many unique venues and opportunities - the perfect place to turn your studies into a remarkable career.

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Become business-savvy

Tune into new career prospects, and let new exciting opportunities be music to your ears. Start your journey with us, we’ll teach you want you need to know to succeed in this competitive industry today, and well into the future.

We will provide you with the skills to undertake band and artist management, event organisation and project management.

As part of the course, you will be required to manage a band and assist in producing an original piece of music, record and produce a music video with Melbourne Polytechnic students from other courses, and participate in a major CD project.

You’ll be qualified to work in areas such as publishing, retail, promotion, industry associations, record companies, venue operating, touring, booking agencies, publicity, event management and copyright.

Industry connections and resources

Taught by industry-experienced teachers, you’ll also learn from guest lecturers in the industry and make new contacts.

Make the most of your time with us, while you have access to professional theatre spaces with excellent sound and lighting equipment and skilled student operators. You will work in Mac Computer Labs with Logic Pro, Pro Tools and Sibelius. You can also check out our excellent library with many online resources.

Immerse yourself in our Prahran campus, and enjoy the café culture of Chapel street.

Opportunities exist for you to pursue projects with other organisations. Melbourne Polytechnic has an in-principle agreement with Stonnington Events and internships are negotiated.

Course outcomes

Build up a large network of contacts with students from related courses. These contacts can prove invaluable in the music industry and to get your foot in the door.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of face-to-face, project work and industry based learning. Assessments will vary throughout the course. As required by the training package, developing your employability will form part of the assessment of the qualification, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning and technology.

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 Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business stream), or to take your application further, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

CUA50815

VTAC Code

Prahran 6900868504

Campuses

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

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

Modes of Delivery

Project work, Industry based, Classroom

Fees

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Combination of face-to-face, project work and industry based learning and assessment. The course is designed to engage you in hands-on project work, which may be delivered on campus, in the related industry or both. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification. Employability skills include communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self management, learning and technology

Materials

You will receive a list of required materials and books at the course induction or class enrolment

Entrance Requirements

  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • an interview is required – book here
  • previous qualifications at the relevant level and prior experience in the industry may be recognised (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • for additional information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Information Nights. Note: this is not a compulsory entry requirement

Pathways to further study

If you successfully complete the Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business stream) you may articulate into the Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

You will be eligible to work as:
  • band manager
  • event manager
  • music agent
  • promoter
  • publicist
  • self-managed artist
  • freelance performer
  • artist manager

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • April

International Students

Code

CUA50815

CRICOS Code

092774C

Campuses

PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

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

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

Modes of Delivery

Project work, Industry based, Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 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

Combination of face-to-face, project work and industry based learning and assessment. The course is designed to engage you in hands-on project work, which may be delivered on campus, in the related industry or both. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification. Employability skills include communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self management, learning and technology

Fees

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

If you successfully complete the Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business stream) you may articulate into the Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

You will be eligible to work as:
  • band manager
  • event manager
  • music agent
  • promoter
  • publicist
  • self-managed artist
  • freelance performer
  • artist manager

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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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
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts 30
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans 70
BSBMKG514 Implement and monitor marketing activities 50
BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement 50
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 60
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements 20
CUAFIM501 Source funding for projects 70
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30
CUAIND501 Apply music industry knowledge 85
CUAMGT401 Manage distribution of music and associated products 40
CUAMGT501 Manage artists and their careers 60
CUAPPM403 Coordinate touring arrangements 140
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
CUAWRT503 Write about music 50
SITXMPR401 CO-ORDINATE PRODUCTION OF BROCHURES AND MARKETING MATERIALS 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.