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Certificate IV in Music Industry - Performance

  • Certificate

If you have music performance ability, but little or no theory or music notation knowledge, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) is the next step towards the main stage. You'll learn the fundamentals of being a musician with an emphasis on performance.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time
Course Code
CUA40915, 092773D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Transform your love of music into a career

If you have music performance ability, but little or no theory or music notation knowledge, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) is the next step towards the main stage. You'll learn the fundamentals of being a musician with an emphasis on performance. Melbourne is the music capital of Australia. We have more live music venues per capita than any other city in the world and the Victorian music industry contributes over $1.5 billion to the Australian economy, so you'll have plenty of chances to pick up your instrument.

Choose your own adventure

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) will help you improve your musical skills and knowledge, both practical and theoretical. Develop your instrument skills through one-on-one tuition, performing contemporary and commercial music in bands and singing in a vocal ensemble. Alongside developing your primary instrument skills, you'll also learn musical fundamentals, including theory, aural skills, reading and notation and keyboard basics. You'll enjoy learning in our modern facilities that include recording studios, rehearsal spaces and performance theatres. Our students have access to rehearsal rooms set up with drum kits, pianos, PAs and amplifiers, and computer laboratories equipped with music software. Melbourne Polytechnic's music programs are highly regarded, and our alumni include founding members of ARIA-winning band Augie March, Stonefield and multi-CMC award winner, Jasmine Rae. You'll be taught by experienced, working musicians and have the opportunity to perform in venues around Melbourne as part of your course.

Take to the stage with confidence

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) will increase your confidence as a performer and expand your skills and knowledge to benefit your musicianship. Graduates may seek employment in the music industry as performers, producers, arrangers, composers or music teachers. If you're interested in further study, you can pathway into the Diploma of Music Industry (Performance).

Entry requirements

  • apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • complete an interview and/or audition
  • attend an Information Session. Note: this is not a compulsory entry requirement

Study locations

Prahran

Fairfield

Career pathways

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) will increase your confidence as a performer and expand your skills and knowledge to benefit your musicianship.

  • Introductory Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Music Performer

Credit for prior study or work

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.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
56%
Employed full-time