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  • CUA60515

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

At a glance

At a glance

Take control of your career and gain the elevated skills you need to thrive in the music industry. Develop the advanced knowledge and specialised creative skills required to work as a music arranger or sound engineer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Arranger
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

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Course overview

Course overview

Take control of your career and get the elevated skills you need to thrive in the music industry. Develop the advanced knowledge and specalised creative skills required to work as a music arranger or sound engineer. Recent advances in recording technology are allowing musicians and composers to record and publish their own music. Artists with these multidisciplinary skills will be well placed to succeed in this dynamic industry.

In this course you will refine your skills in musicianship and performance. You will complete intensive professional training in vocal techniques, instrumentation, ensemble, and improvisation. You will also increase your theoretical understanding of music with studies in music history, analysis, technology, and business. This program is performance based with weekly concerts and a variety of gig opportunities.

This course provides the intensive professional training required for employment in the music industry as a music arranger or sound engineer.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBIPR501
Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
CUAMLT502
Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice
CUAPPR505
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR603
Engage in the business of creative practice

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBPMG601
Direct the integration of projects
CUALED501
Provide instrumental or vocal tuition
CUALED502
Provide tuition for composition
CUAMCP601
Extend techniques for arranging music
CUAMCP602
Extend techniques for composing music
CUAMLT601
Analyse music
CUAMPF601
Present a musical performance
CUAMPF602
Manage stagecraft aspects of performances
CUAMPF603
Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire
CUAMPF604
Extend improvisation techniques
CUAMPF605
Develop advanced vocal techniques
CUASOU602
Manage production of sound recordings

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Prospective students are required to attend an informal music audition (either instrumental or voice) and a personal interview with a member of the teaching staff prior to enrolment.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland