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    Advanced Diploma of Music

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Craft your success and fuel your inspiration in music by collaborating across production, performance, composition and music business. Professionalise and polish your skills in the field of your own talents. Create music product for potential release.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Build on a depth of practice and accomplishment in your focus across performance, production, creation and composition

    • Apply music theory and musicianship to practice, in design, arrangement, rhythm and groove, emotion and expression. including reading music

    • Develop a professional work ethic and skills to build industry networks

    • Manage financial aspects and develop business skills to support creative projects

    • Evaluate legal and moral obligations and protect copyright in musical works

    • Integrate musical significance into your practice

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally recognised qualification at advanced diploma level

    • Skills for productive collaboration

    • Deepened specialist skills in music creation and composition, or music performance, or sound production, or composition, or music business

    • A developed personal brand as a recording artist, producer, composer and/or music business professional

    • Capability in negotiating copyright agreements and evaluating business practices

    • Confidence to liaise with music industry professionals and develop a network of industry contacts and collaborators

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • That you have completed a Diploma of Music or its equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your transcript, or

    • That you have the music skills and knowledge as evaluated by a teacher-assessed audition or interview. We will contact you to discuss the requirements of the audition or interview and arrange a suitable time.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Access to a stable internet connection or a TAFE NSW library where you can connect to the internet outside of class hours

    • Access to a personal computer and software to complete coursework with software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud

    • Access to music production software that will depend on your TAFE NSW campus

    • The ability to attend and travel to live performances and functions outside of class hours, on evenings and potentially on weekends

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

    • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

    • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: recording artist , vocalist/singer , composer , music producer , music distributor , music arranger , sound designer , artist manager , music researcher , music administrator , session musician and music tutor

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Advanced Diploma of Music does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Advanced Diploma of Music does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Music qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Manage copyright arrangementsCUACMP511

    • Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practiceCUAMLT512

    • Establish and maintain safe creative practiceCUAPPR515

    • Engage in the business of creative practiceCUAPPR613

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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