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.
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
The aim of the Diploma of Music is to provide you with the opportunity to develop musical knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in music or further tertiary study in music at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, at CQUni Mackay. 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.
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.
To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.
|Core Units||8||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete four core units and four units that consist of your chosen minor in either Jazz and Popular, Music Studies or Performance disciplines.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2021||Mackay|
IELTS Academic: 5.5 with no individual band score of less than 5.0
TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 65 with no score less than 15
Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 46 with no score less than 42
For entry into this course, all applicants will be required to successfully complete an audition and interview.
Further information regarding auditions, including the audition guidelines, can be found via http://www.cqu.edu.au/cqcm
It is recommended that students have achieved at least an intermediate level of performance skill on their particular instrument or voice, or intermediate compositional skill 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.
We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.
|Queensland||ONL: 860915; TVL: 860917; CNS: 860913; MKY: 860911|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160831|
|South Australia||ONL: 5C6007|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150831|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
Whether you choose to teach or perform, CQUniversity’s innovative range of music-related study options are sure to meet your interests and career aspirations.
Our Diploma of Music is ideal if you are looking to enter the music industry or want to further your tertiary studies. It develops fundamental musical knowledge and performance skills. On completion, you may commence year two of the Bachelor of Music (Specialisation).
The Bachelor of Music (Specialisation) offers the chance to specialise in jazz and popular music, music studies or performance while being part of a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians. You will open the door to a range of careers in the music industry such as professional musician, recording or sound engineer, performing or recording artist or composer, and may also like to consider teaching, private studio work, and music-related careers in arts administration, communication or creative industries businesses.
As a music student at CQUniversity, you will participate in a rigorous performance schedule in various university, community and professional settings whilst being supported by CQUniversity academic staff who are all active participants in the creative arts.
You will benefit from a blend of practice-based tuition and theory that provides a solid foundation of skills and knowledge and practical experience. You will gain your confidence as a performer in a supportive and collaborative environment.