Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
National Course Code: CUA50815
The nationally accredited Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) builds on your industry experience in performance, composition and music production. Enhance your practice, theory and performance technique, collaborate with other musicians and build lifelong music industry networks.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn:
- Live solo and group performance
- Song writing and composition
- Music software and hardware
- Music theory
- Freelance business skills
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Fine-tune the abilities and talents needed to get ahead:
- Attention to detail
- Punctuality and commitment to your craft
- Performance and refining your practice
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
- The skills you need to work as a sole-trader or freelancer in the music industry
- Pathways to continue your performance career
- Live performance
- Songwriting and composition
- Music production
- Music distribution
- Music tuition
GROW YOUR CAREER
Hit the right career notes and continue onto our TAFE NSW music study pathway with the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance).
The Diploma of Music (Performance) also offers pathways to qualifications through Western Sydney University, the University of Newcastle and Southern Cross University.
Australia is the sixth largest music market in the world. According to PwC, by 2023 Australians will spend a total of 1.791 billion on music, with a staggering 763 million spent on digital distribution alone.
By enrolling in a music qualification at TAFE NSW you will keep music traditions alive and create new, fresh sound for generations to come.
This course is currently available at 5 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.
People who are successful in this industry have:
- Creative thinking
- Dedication to continuously improve through individual practise and teamwork
- Time management and a professional attitude
- A commitment to the craft of performance, music and composition
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned, and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. This course has a good balance of practical and written assessments as well as project work.
The Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) is an entry level course that prepares you for higher level study and increased job outcomes. When you graduate you could find work in assistant roles or entry level positions in the music industry. This course gives you a broad range of skills that build on your ability as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer/songwriter.
The Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) teaches you a broad range of skills that build on your natural talent as an instrumentalist, vocalist or composer/songwriter. You will get an introduction to the structure of the music industry including the different job roles available, music genres and copyright. It is not an entry requirement, however it is ideal if students undertaking the Certificate IV have completed the Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance) and have either the ability to play an instrument, perform as a vocalist or compose music or songs (or perhaps you have all three?).
The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) is a great program for anyone who has a solid grounding in music or has music industry experience and wants to take their skills and knowledge to a higher level. It is highly recommended that you have completed your Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) or have equivalent skills and knowledge (this may be assessed by an audition or submission of a portfolio).
The Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will take your skills, knowledge and experience beyond the level of diploma courses, and help you become a professional musician, singer, or songwriter. It is highly recommended that you have completed your Diploma in Music Industry (Performance) or have equivalent skills and knowledge (this may be assessed by an audition or submission of a portfolio). Depending on your skill level and interests, you will typically have the opportunity to make a professional recording that is ready for distribution.
Depending on your campus location, you may be involved in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the music industry. We also invite guest lecturers from the music industry to join us and add an extra dimension to your learning.
You will gain hands-on experience in:
- Instrument and vocal technique
- Operating a small digital audio based studio
- Using music software such as Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton or Sibelius
TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical, real-world skills. To enhance your learning and give you real performance experience to add to your repertoire you will:
- Create and record music
- Prepare for, and put on, live shows
TAFE NSW has a range of facilities including rehearsal rooms, music production labs, recording studios and live venues. Most locations have a selection of instruments and other accessories for you to practise on.
Australia is the sixth largest music market in the world for overall revenues, with Australians spending over $350 million each year on recorded music. The music and theatre production industry in Australia is forecast to generate $2.1 billion in revenue and annual growth is projected to be 3% to 2024.
As the music industry undergoes a streaming led resurgence, self-publishing and social media promotion is allowing young musicians to have control over their career.