National code: CUA50820

Diploma of Music (Business)

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Overview About this course

Enhance your understanding of the music business and gain skills to become an artist manager, work for a record label, and more. Learn to develop and promote artists, get songs on TV and film, and network with music industry experts.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Manage artists

  • Coordinate tours

  • Release and promote records

  • Raise money for projects

  • Monetise projects

Course Outcomes

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

  • A network of music industry contacts to leverage in the real world

  • Exposure to new and upcoming artists

  • Experience creating tour schedules and artist profiles

  • Confidence developing artist management plans, including promoting and marketing artists across a range of media channels

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and achieve a score of 4 across the five bands of literacy and 3 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Self direction and motivation

  • Good communication skills including digital literacy, literacy and numeracy

  • The ability to research effectively

  • Access to a computer with stable internet connection and Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. If you don't have your own you may access these at a TAFE NSW campus.

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

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Artist manager, Record label staff, Music promoter, Music manager , Music publisher, Merchandiser, Licensing manager, Gig or tour manager, Booking agent and Social media manager

Licensing

No units selected in this course carry licensing or white card requirements

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Music (Business) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 4 Courses

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

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Music (Business) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 4 core and 12 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.

  • Provide freelance services CUAIND412

  • Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge CUAIND512

  • Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries CUAMWB401

  • Manage copyright arrangements CUACMP511

TAFE NSW Services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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