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Discover exciting ways to develop your music performance skills and define contemporary music for today and tomorrow.

The main focus for our courses is the development of your music performance skills, including:

  • music practice
  • music theory
  • songwriting
  • record production
  • technology in music
  • music and culture
  • intercultural music
  • creativity
  • music business
  • band management.

Studying music at Melbourne Polytechnic creates opportunities to build your career network through direct links to music industry professionals, and within Melbourne Polytechnic's own vast student body.

The Performing Arts department includes students in music business, TV and sound production, and we encourage collaboration between these groups through projects and timetabled events.

Melbourne Polytechnic music students have successfully pursued the following music careers:

  • arranger
  • composer
  • musician
  • private music teacher
  • producer
  • singer
  • songwriter.

Melbourne Polytechnic music certificates and diplomas also offer pathways into our Music associate degrees and Music bachelor degrees.

Melbourne Polytechnic music staff are active in their respective fields of the Australian music industry, and the Performing Arts and Visual Arts departments boast a strong association with visiting national and international artists.

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 where you can specialise.

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Part-time
Take the next step in creating the music you love by building your musicianship skills and knowledge. Transform your ebullient love of music into a toe-tapping career. Our Certificate IV in Music Industry emphasises performance and musicianship, where you’ll learn the fundamentals and decide where to specialise

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
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 a solo artist, performer in bands, music teacher or arranger.

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production)
Start your career in the music industry. Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry - Music Production, where you'll learn specialist skills for sound production and get qualified to work as a professional composer, DJ, sound designer and sound producer in Melbourne's vibrant music scene.

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
Polish your performance skills and step into the limelight as you prepare for nights playing in Melbourne’s leading music venues. Take the next step in your musical career with the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance).

Associate Degree of Music
Melbourne Polytechnic's Associate Degree of Music incorporates all first and second year subjects of the Bachelor of Music program. The course provides students with the flexibility to pursue their musical stylistic preferences, while developing a detailed knowledge and understanding of the broader music scene.

Associate Degree of Songwriting and Music Production
The Associate Degree of Songwriting and Music Production will see you well on the way to a Bachelor degree qualification as a music artist. The Associate Degree is for music artists, emerging songwriters, composers and music producers, who want to be taught as artists.

Bachelor of Music
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music recognises that great musicians require a solid musical foundation, skills to adapt to current trends and awareness of a global spectrum of music.

Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production
Our Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production is a music artist’s degree for emerging songwriters, composers and music producers, who will be taught as artists. Be part of something unique - nowhere else in Australia can you explore your musical, artistic career in this way and to degree level.

Master of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Master of Creative Industries (MCI). The MCI aims to build on your creative networks, strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice with supervisory guidance from experts in your field. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Certificate of Creative Industries (GCCI). The GCCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.

Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries
We are pleased to introduce our latest post-graduate course - the Graduate Diploma of Creative Industries (GDCI). The GDCI aims to strengthen your knowledge of applied creative research, critical thinking and to extend your practice. These skills are vital to succeed within the competitive creative industries - enrol with us to get ahead, and stay ahead.



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