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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 Creative 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 an independent singer/songwriter, within a band or ensemble.

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)
What excites you the most about the Music Business? Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) and learn specialist skills for a range of positions such as a band manager, music marketer, music event organiser, composer or performer.

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

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.

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
As a musician you need to be able to adapt to current trends and you can learn how to do this in a Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Polytechnic. Develop your skills and awareness of the 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 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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