Pursue your dreams and apply your musicality in this hands-on course. This qualification will help guide your identity as a recording artist or music producer and launch your career in one of the world’s most popular creative commercial industries.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Protect original work against unauthorised reproduction at local and international levels
Apply your knowledge of music to your own professional practice
Research the role and impact of music in other disciplines and build this into your work
Advance your composing and arranging skills across a range of music
Complete a final mix to create a finished product and release it publically
Develop social media engagement to build a fan base
Collaborate on projects with other like-minded people
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Advanced Diploma
Specialist skills in music creation and composition
A professionally created master for public release
A growing social media presence
A developed personal brand as a recording artist, producer or both
The ability and confidence to collaborate on a range of projects
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You should have the skills, knowledge and experience equivalent to a Diploma of Music (Creation and Composition) as evidenced by a transcript or
That you have the music skills and knowledge as evaluated by a teacher-assessed audition or interview. We’ll contact you to discuss requirements of the audition or interview and arrange a suitable time.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Access to a personal computer and software to complete coursework with software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud
Access to music production software that will depend on the music staff at your TAFE NSW campus
Access to a stable internet connection or a TAFE NSW library where you can connect to the internet outside of class hours
The ability to attend and travel to live performances and functions outside of class hours, including on evenings and weekends
(LLN) skills test 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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Recording artist, Songwriter, Film composer, Record producer, Executive producer, Beatmaker, Music arranger, Sound designer and DJ
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Advanced Diploma of Music (Creation and Composition) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Advanced Diploma of Music (Creation and Composition) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Advanced Diploma of Music (Creation and Composition) does not have any related courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Music (Creation and Composition) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.
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.
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
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Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
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