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This nationally recognised qualification is the first year of a two year vocational contemporary music program at WAAPA. The course is designed for musicians wishing to develop their songwriting, instrumental (including vocal), ensemble and musicianship skills.
Students attend classes in song writing, stagecraft skills, technology, history, theory, aural and second study. On completion, a successful Music Artist would be expected to gain national industry recognition.
This course would be ideally suited for the musician/singer/songwriter aiming to develop their music knowledge for a career in the Music Industry.
This course is a nationally recognised qualification, specified in a national training package and is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU's standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU's Important Dates page.
On competition, successful students can apply to articulate into the second year of the program, the Advanced Diploma of Music.
This course is not available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.