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Performance VET Specialisation


Designed for musicians wishing to expand their songwriting, instrumental (including vocal), ensemble and musicianship skills. Students attend classes in songwriting, media performance, history, theory, aural and second study.

On completion, a successful music artist would be expected to gain national industry recognition.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Year 1 - VET Full

Aural 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMLT602Analyse harmony
Ensemble 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMPF601Present a music performance
CUAMPF607Lead music rehearsals
CUAMPF507Provide musical leadership in performance
History 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUARES502Critique cultural works
Media Performance
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMPF602Manage stagecraft aspects of performances
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Principal Study
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMPF603Refine performance techniques and expand repertoire
Songwriting 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMCP601Extend techniques for arranging music
CUAMCP602Extend techniques for composing music
Theory 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMLT601Analyse music
Studio Skills
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMPF503Perform accompaniment

Year 1 - Semester 1

Copyright 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBIPR501Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

Year 1 - Semester 2

Business Skills 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMLT502Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice
CUAPPR603Engage in the business of creative practice

For more detailed unit information for this VET Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This specialisation is ideally suited for the musician, singer and/or songwriter aiming to sustain a career in the music industry.

Possible future job titles

Musician, Performance Artist, Composer, Performer, Entertainer

This VET Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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