Diploma in Music (Commercial Music and Song Writing)

Degree Type Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 316201
CRICOS 097697D
Fast-track your career in song writing and commercial music production.

Through practical activities students will develop the creative, technical and professional skills to compose contemporary music, with an emphasis on creating and presenting new original work.  These skills are complemented by studies in sound recording and production, music theory, and business, providing the basis for either work in the music industry or further study (with 24 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Music (Popular Music).

Students will have actual industry experiences, through courses such as Contemporary Music in Practice, to build a portfolio of skills that are vital for independent artists, and expected for a career as a creative professional in the entertainment industry. They will also attend presentations by music industry guests with international profiles.

Students learn from staff who research and are active industry professionals who can share their expertise. Graduates build skills that will prepare them for the realities of life as a musician in the entertainment and media industries in the 21st century.

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Last updated: Monday, 19 Nov 2018