Diploma of Music

Course Code: CUA50820

Why study Diploma of Music?

This course is recommended to individuals who would like to refine their musical ability so they adopt the skills to perform both as a featured soloist and as part of a group or ensemble.

You will learn how to refine your music theory and performance skills, expand your repertoire, develop concert programs and leadership skills. You will also learn how to manage your freelance career, write and implement a business plan and administer the copyright of your compositions.

The Diploma of Music is suitable for students who have specialised knowledge and music skills and who can apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts to perform as a musician with advanced skills, focusing on one instrument.

The course length is four terms of 9 weeks with 20 hours of instructions per week. Students will take part in an annual concert during term 4.

Students are required to undertake an additional 4 hours per week which will consist of private practice time, rehearsal, performance and attendance at concerts.

Students have an optional two-week grace period at the end of term 4 to complete and submit assessments.

Entry Requirements

  • Specialised knowledge and musical skills.
  • Audition: Your trainer will gather evidence through an audition process before enrolment. The audition process will determine your aural skills, music knowledge and experience and performance techniques. Your individual talent in music will be recognised and fostered and learning goals established to enable you to become an integral part of a group performance and the music industry.

QCE and ATAR

The qualifications also provide credit points to the Queensland Certificate of Education. Current credit points:

  • Diploma of Music – 8 credit points

Qualification Units

Code Unit of Competency Title
CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
CUAMPF416 Perform music as a soloist
CUAMPF513 Perform solo accompaniment
CUAMPF411 Rehearse music for group performances
CUAMPF412 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
CUAMPF515 Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire
CUAMCP412 Compose musical pieces
CUAMLT402 Articulate ideas about music
CUAMPF420 Perform music from written notation
CUAMLT511 Refine aural-perception and memory skills
 BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
CUAWRT503 Write about music
CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group

 

Fees and Charges

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VET Student Loan

Terms Units of Study
Term 1

CUAMWB401 Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
CUAMPF420 Perform music from written notation
CUAMPF515 Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire

Ongoing units:
*CUAMPF411 Rehearse music for group performances
*CUAMPF412 Develop and maintain stagecraft skills
*CUAMPF414 Perform music as part of a group
*CUAMPF416 Perform music as a soloist
*CUAMPF513 Perform solo accompaniment

Term 2

CUACMP511 Manage copyright arrangements
CUAMLT511 Refine aural-perception and memory skills
CUAMLT402 Articulate ideas about music

Term 3

BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
CUAMCP412 Compose musical pieces
CUAMPF420 Perform music from written notation
CUAMPF515 Develop instrumental techniques and expand repertoire

Term 4

CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAWRT503 Write about music

*NB: Technical skills and performing from written notation are included in all terms and culminate in rehearsing and performing as a soloist and in a group performance. Three concerts are held each year and Term 4 units of competency are not awarded until all public performances have been completed.
2021 Enrolment date 2021 Tuition dates 2021 Census dates Loan amount
July 5 19 July– 10 September July 21 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Sep 27 11 October–3 December Oct 13 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Total course cost $7440.00

Please note: Students enrolling in Term 3 or 4 2021 will continue in 2022 to meet the 4 terms required.

2022 Enrolment date 2022 Tuition dates 2022 Census dates Loan amount
Week 4 Term 1
Week 6 – 14
Feb 17 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Week 16 Term 2
Week 18 – 26
Apr 30 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Week 28 Term 3
Week 30 – 38
July 22 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Week 39 Term 4
Week 41 – 49
Oct 15 1,800.00
Gap fee $60
Total course cost $7440.00

VET Student Loan: A VET Student Loan is available for some or all of the fees in this course. A VET Student Loan is only available to students who meet the eligibility requirements and will not be approved for students who do not meet these requirements. For students accessing VSL, a 20% Government Loan Fee applies.
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Queensland College of Music