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CUA50815 - Diploma of Music Industry

Course code C66

This nationally-recognised qualification is designed for musicians who wish to develop their skills in performance and widen their musical background.

As well as gaining essential theoretical knowledge, students will be assessed on their understanding of the specialised, technical and managerial competencies required to work in the music industry.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C66

Fees

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Duration

1 year full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C66

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

1 year full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students may complete a 16 unit specialisation in Composition, Performance or Sound Production. The Performance specialisation includes streams in Classical Performance, Contemporary Performance and Jazz Performance.

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

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VET Specialisations you can study in this course

Fees and Scholarships

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VET course fees are set by the WA Government and they vary from course to course. For more information, please go to Fees and Scholarships.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the music industry, giving them the knowledge and skills to become a performer, composer or sound engineer.

Possible future job titles

Musician, Performance Artist, Composer, Performer, Entertainer, Sound Recordist, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "I was immersed into a creative and ambitious environment"
    Dane Alderson
    Dane AldersonWAAPA Bachelor of Jazz (Performance) graduate

    The environment at WAAPA has helped me establish the skills I needed to further my musical career. Being able to learn from some of the finest jazz educators on the planet, while performing and jamming with like-minded students was imperative to my development as a full-time musician.

    I look back at my journey through WAAPA with pride, gratitude and many fond memories.

  • "WAAPA sets you up with a solid foundation to build your career"
    Jesse Hutchings
    Jesse HutchingsWAAPA Sound graduate

    The course covered everything from technical knowledge to crucial people-managing skills, when dealing with musicians or fellow workers in other departments. It's a great learning environment and the connections I have made from WAAPA have proven invaluable to my career thus far.

  • "The highlight of my WAAPA experience was working on shows; they're all student run, so students can 'take it and make it yours'"
    Christian Peterson
    Christian PetersonWAAPA Sound graduate

    That's crucial for transitioning into work outside of WAAPA, where project management and collaborating with other people and departments is a skill everyone needs. The lecturers were awesome and many of them have become colleagues and great friends. Many work in the industry so their knowledge is current and relevant to the work.

    I really enjoy the mix of creative and technical work that's involved in sound engineering. Some days I'm behind the console mixing a show, and other days I'm rigging the speakers, making cables and loading trucks. Sound is very subjective and we all respond to it differently; if an audience walks away applauding and happy, then that makes it all worth it.

    Luckily, I'm now working with Cirque du Soleil, surrounded by a great team, with people from all around the world!

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