Set yourself apart in the music industry with this advanced qualification. Complete further learning and gain the skills required to work as a composer or assistant sound engineer.
CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry
Set yourself apart in the music industry with this advanced qualification. Complete further learning and gain the skills required to work as a composer or assistant 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.
This practical course covers a broad area of music knowledge including harmonies, group performance, aural perception and accompaniments. You will also compose music using electronic media and produce sound recordings. You'll develop your skills through practical experience including recording sessions and live events.
You'll have the option to choose a specialisation in either music business, performance, or sound production. In the sound production steam you’ll discover how to mix, edit and control sound in our state of the art recording facilities. Our performance stream focuses on live performance, production and composition techniques. The music business stream covers marketing, promotion, budgeting, and artist and tour management.
This qualification will prepare you for a career in performing, composing, sound recording, or music promotion. You will also be prepared for further study at the advanced diploma or bachelor level.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Create mass print media advertisements|
||Create mass electronic media advertisements|
||Apply music industry knowledge|
||Develop conference programs|
||Obtain and manage sponsorship|
||Source funding for projects|
||Develop and manage a budget|
||Develop strategies to monetise digital engagement|
||Manage artists and their careers|
||Coordinate touring arrangements|
||Promote products and services to international markets|
||Manage the promotion of creative acts|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.
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.
If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland has the following selection criteria for this qualification:
If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.
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.
A recommended reading list and/or required textbooks will be provided after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs up to the value of $55, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.
You will also require access to personal stationery and an exteral hardrive (1TB), which may also incur additional costs of approximately $100.
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.
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.
You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.
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.