Courses

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Start your career in the music industry today. Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) where you'll learn the specialist skills you need for music performance. You can then work as an independent singer/songwriter, within a band or ensemble.

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Develop your musical talent with one-on-one training

My darlin’, turn the radio up for that sweet sound. Melbourne has a dynamic and exciting music scene that offers many unique venues and opportunities – the perfect place for you to begin your career in music performance.

Throughout the year, you will receive intense one-on-one tuition on your principal musical instrument. You will also gain valuable experience in the music industry as part of your training.

If you have music performance experience and a basic level of theory and music notation knowledge then the Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream) is suited to you.

Be bold and brilliant – Take charge and follow your dreams because you never know where they will lead.

Develop your musical and performance skills in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream).

Course outcomes

You will:

  • Perform contemporary and commercial styles of music in bands and ensembles for a minimum of eight hours a week
  • Develop music craft skills in theory, aural, improvisation, keyboard, arranging, composition and technology
  • Present two recital performances
  • After completing the Diploma in 1st year, progress to the Advanced Diploma in 2nd year
  • Perform on and off campus in leading venues around Melbourne

Most importantly, you will network with many other musicians and students in further areas of music industry.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are music industry professionals with years of experience. They are active performers, composers and arrangers as well as educators. With your fellow students, you will perform in some of Melbourne’s leading venues and make vital industry contacts.

You will have access to our expansive rehearsal rooms set up with drum kits, piano, PA and amplifiers. Our computer laboratories 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

If you would like any additional information, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

CUA50815

VTAC Code

Prahran 6900868314, Fairfield 6900368314

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available


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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Student assessments are based on the practical application of tasks

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

Pathways to further study

On completion of this course you can continue your studies in the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance), or consider going on to the Bachelor of Music or Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

With the Diploma firmly under your belt, you can seek employment in the music industry as a a solo artist, performer in bands, music teacher, arranger, producer or as an agent in the music industry

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

CUA50815

CRICOS Code

092774C

Campuses

PRAHRAN, FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

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
Other: Applicants are required to have a demonstrated interest in the field of music
All: Applicants seeking direct entry to the Diploma of Music may be required to attend an audition, interview and complete a theory test

Assessment Methods

Student assessments are based on the practical application of tasks

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 the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance), or consider going on to the Bachelor of Music or Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Career Pathways

With the Diploma firmly under your belt, you can seek employment in the music industry as a a solo artist, performer in bands, music teacher, arranger, producer or as an agent in the music industry

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
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts 30
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements 20
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30
CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music 45
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media 60
CUAMLT401 Notate music for performance 35
CUAMLT403 Develop skills in analysis of functional harmony 55
CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills 60
CUAMPF402 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills 70
CUAMPF404 Perform music as part of a group 70
CUAMPF406 Perform music as a soloist 70
CUAMPF410 Perform music from written notation 70
CUAMPF501 Prepare a program for performance 70
CUAMPF505 Develop technical skills and expand repertoire 85
CUAPPM503 Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes 150
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.