Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)
National Course Code: CUA60515
The nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) is designed to take your knowledge and experience to a professional level in the global music industry. Go on to become a professional singer, songwriter or musician with the skills to record and perform your work.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
People who are successful in this course have:
- A commitment to contributing to the music industry
- The ability to learn and grow in a collaborative team environment
- The willingness to learn and develop leadership skills
- Organised and professional
- A commitment to refining and perfecting their craft through personal practice
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake a balance of practical and written assessments, as well as project work and more collaborative assessments.
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/or have the ability to play an instrument and/or perform as a vocalist and/or an ability to compose music or songs.
The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) is a great program for anyone who has a solid grounding in music or has some experience and who is looking 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.
TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical skills.
In the Advanced Diploma, you will build on your skills and experience in:
- Instrument and vocal techniques
- Operating a small digital audio based studio
- Using music software such as Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton or Sibelius
You will work on real world projects, such as:
- Creating and recording music
- Collaborations with other musicians
- Organising, rehearsing, promoting and performing live music events
TAFE NSW has a range of facilities including rehearsal rooms, music production labs, recording studios and live venues. Most locations have a good supply of instruments and studio accessories for you to use.
Music Streaming is gaining momentum with large profits and sustained growth. Self-publishing and social media promotion are allowing young musicians to have control over their career. You will cover all this and more in this course.
This course is superseded