Diploma of Music - CC41
The Diploma of Music is available by online study and supported through CQUni's Regional Conservatorium partnerships with Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga), Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Lachlan, Lithgow) and at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), at CQUni Mackay. You will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff in classical, jazz or popular music.
Online, On Campus
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Audition and interview
No recommended study required
The Diploma of Music is available by online study and supported through CQUni's Regional Conservatorium partnerships with Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga), Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Lachlan, Lithgow) and at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, at CQUni Mackay.
This means that you will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff in classical, jazz or popular music. You'll also study music theory, music history, music technology and instrumental teaching.
This exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences and you will benefit from hands-on experience combined with academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music.
On successful completion of the Diploma of Music, you may choose to continue your study at the second year level in one of the specialisations within the Bachelor of Music degree.
To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.
|Core Units||4||Major Units||None|
|Term 1 - 2020||Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2019||Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2020||Mackay|
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2019||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
This minor is only available at the Mackay or Noosa campuses.
|Jazz and Popular||4|
This minor is only available on the Mackay campus.
This minor is only available by distance education.
This minor is available internally on the Mackay campus and also by distance education. Students may also study MUSC11409 Principal Music Studios 1 and MUSC11410 Principal Music Studios 2 at approved regional conservatoriums in New South Wales.
You are required to complete eight compulsory core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.
To find out more about the audition process and requirement, click here.
Students will be required to successfully complete an audition and interview for admission to the course.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
- Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
It is recommended that students have achieved at least an intermediate level of performance skill on their particular instrument or voice before auditioning for entry to this course.
Completion of the Diploma of Music will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a:
- professional musician
- studio teacher.
You may also pursue a music-related role in arts administration, communication or creative industries.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?|| You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.
Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.
|Queensland||MKY: 860911; ONL: 860915|
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If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.
Option 1: In most situations, apply via the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
Whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago, you will need to submit your application for this course via QTAC.
Do I need to audition?
After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition. You can do this by completing the online registration form. You will find everything you need to know about auditions at CQUniversity including any supporting documentation required, such as artistic resume and any medical certificates in our auditions guidelines.
Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
- have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
- are applying for a change of course or readmission.
After you have submitted your application, don't forget to register for an audition (refer to the audition information under Option 1 above).Apply now