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Diploma of Music Industry

VTAC Performance Code: CUA50815 Cricos: 092774C VTAC Number: Prahran 6900868314, Fairfield 6900368314

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Audition.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

A noteworthy qualification for the music industry

Developing the specialist skills you need for music performance, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry will help you take charge of your music career. Melbourne is Australia’s music capital and is home to over 500 music venues. It’s a vibrant city with a bounty of music-related career opportunities. If you have any music performance experience and a fundamental knowledge of theory and music notation, you will be well-suited to strengthening your musical talents with this course

Learn among industry professionals

Students of our Diploma of Music Industry (Performance stream) will receive intense one-on-one tuition on their principal musical instrument with industry-experienced teachers. Melbourne Polytechnic’s extensive facilities include Mac computer labs equipped with high-end music software, theatre spaces with excellent sound and lighting and skilled student operators that support your every performance. You will also have access to a variety of rehearsal rooms, which are set up with drum kits, piano, PAs and amplifiers. You’ll have opportunities to perform regularly, collaborate with other students, play in some of Melbourne’s leading venues and make vital industry contacts.

Up the tempo on your music career

Once you’ve completed the Diploma of Music Industry, you will have developed your music theory, aural, improvisation, keyboard, arranging, composition and technology skills. You will be able to perform contemporary and commercial styles of music and might find employment as a solo artist, a performer in bands, a music teacher, an arranger, a producer or as an agent in the music industry. After you finish the diploma, you will also have the opportunity to move into Advanced Diploma of Music Industry to further your studies.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

With the Diploma firmly under your belt, you can seek employment in the music industry as a solo artist, performer in bands, music teacher, arranger, producer or as an agent in the music industry.
  • Music Performer
  • Musician
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Composer

Pathways

On completion of this course you may continue your studies in our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance), or work towards our Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production

Katelyn Sullivan

I really enjoyed studying music performance at Melbourne Polytechnic. The teachers were all good musicians, and were always willing to help out and share their expertise if you needed anything. The skills I learnt in my performance courses were all really important, practical and helpful for my future. I can honestly say that studying at Melbourne Polytechnic was the best decision I ever made.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Computer Lab
  • Performance venues
  • Rehearsals
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed based on the practical application of tasks

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Core 30
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements Core 20
CUAIND402 PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES Core 30
CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music Elective 45
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media Elective 60
CUAMLT401 NOTATE MUSIC FOR PERFORMANCE Elective 35
CUAMLT403 DEVELOP SKILLS IN ANALYSIS OF FUNCTIONAL HARMONY Elective 55
CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills Elective 60
CUAMPF402 DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN STAGECRAFT SKILLS Elective 70
CUAMPF404 PERFORM MUSIC AS PART OF A GROUP Elective 70
CUAMPF406 PERFORM MUSIC AS A SOLOIST Elective 70
CUAMPF410 PERFORM MUSIC FROM WRITTEN NOTATION Elective 70
CUAMPF501 PREPARE A PROGRAM FOR PERFORMANCE Elective 70
CUAMPF505 DEVELOP TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPAND REPERTOIRE Elective 85
CUAPPM503 INCORPORATE CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL NEEDS INTO MANAGEMENT Elective 150
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core 30

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $10250 $14550
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $10500 $14800
Per year $16432
Per semester $8216
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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

Book an audition

This course requires an audition for entry. Please make a booking for your audition time by clicking book an audition
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Requirements

  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • complete an interview and/or audition
  • attend one of our Information sessions. Note: not compulsory as an entry requirement
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 Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Audition/Interview
Applicants will be required to attend an audition, interview and complete a theory test. Skype auditions available. Contact our International Office.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an audition with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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