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Diploma of Music Industry - Performance

  • Diploma

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
CUA50815, 092774C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

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.

Entry 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

Study locations

Prahran

Fairfield

Career pathways

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

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