This qualification is designed for people interested in further developing their knowledge of the music industry and learning more about creative process. It aims to further develop skills in the technical and theoretical aspects of music, performance, composition, recording, improvisation, business and management. CUA50815 Diploma of Music can lead to a career in the music industry, further musical studies, and is a nationally recognised qualification.
It is an ideal way to further study music, for those people who hold a CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry or a pre-tertiary music qualification and people who have worked in the music industry and wish to refine their skills or gain a qualification. The course covers a variety of essential skills needed for a career in the music industry.
Music is both an industry and an art form, meeting cultural and recreational needs while also offering employment opportunities across many sectors: recording, publishing, retail, radio, television, film, video, advertising, computer software, multimedia, teaching, and of course, performance.
Students studying this qualification will perform Music within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences. Students will be required to work independently (with guidance) on personal music performance skills, and will work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.
This course may lead to the following career opportunities:
- Skilled musicians such as instrumentalists, vocalists, ensemble and solo performers
- Concert Halls & Venues – administrative and management staff.
- Radio, Film & Television – music programmers, music directors, music promoters, music video specialists, technical staff, sound track producers, editors and mixers.
- Advertising – jingle writers, musical directors and music librarians.
- Music Teaching – schools, higher education and private studios.
- Music Media – music critics, musicologists and researchers, music journalists and on air presenters.
Pathways to further study
This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:
- Bachelor of Contemporary Arts at University
- CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Sound Production
- CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production
This course is delivered flexibly using blend of learning modes, including:
- Skill sessions – theory/knowledge
- Specialised workshops with industry practitioners
- Skill based activities – practical tasks
- Simulated workroom learning
- Short projects
To achieve a CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Performance, 16 units must be successfully completed. These include 4 core units and 8 performance units and 4 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.
|BSBCRT501||Originate and Develop Concepts|
|CUACMP501||Manage Copyright Arrangements|
|CUAIND402||Provide Freelance Services|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practice|
|CUALED501||Provide Instrumental or Vocal Tuition|
|CUAMCP401||Develop Techniques for Arranging Music|
|CUAMCP402||Compose Music Using Electronic Media|
|CUAMCP501||Perform Music as a Soloist|
|CUAMPF504||Perform Improvisation for Audiences|
|CUAMPF505||Develop Technical skills and Expand Repertoire|
|CUAWRT503||Write About Music|
|CUASOU507||Compile Music for Soundtracks|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake Project Work|
|CUAIND401||Extend Expertise in Specialist Creative Fields|
Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.
Examples of assessments for this course may include;
- Written and verbal questioning
- Workplace Documents
- Written assignments
- Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
- Self and peer assessments
- Role plays
What will I need to bring?
- Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
- Note taking resources (pens, paper, etc.)
- Personal musical instrument in some cases
Desirable Skills and Attributes
The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:
- Literacy and numeracy skills
- Computer literacy E.g. Working with MIDI and music software, Social media, word processing software
- Music performance skills, solo and ensemble
CUA50815 – Diploma of Music Industry – Performance
No pre-requisites except IELTS score