Diploma of Music - CC41
Designed to develop your musical knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in music, the Diploma of Music allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music. As a leader in online music study, this course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your solo music performance skills and receive specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting from highly specialised music staff with the option to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Music.
The course is supported through CQUni's Regional Conservatorium partnerships with Murray Conservatorium (Albury), Riverina Conservatorium (Wagga Wagga), and Mitchell Conservatorium (Bathurst, Lachlan, Lithgow).
Online, On Campus
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Cairns, Mackay, Online
Audition and interview
This exciting course will expose you to a variety of learning experiences including performance tuition to develop your solo performance skills and academic study in the interpretation and understanding of music. This means that you will be supported throughout your study and undertake one-on-one instrumental tuition with highly qualified regional conservatorium staff either through video tuition as an online student or on-campus at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM), at CQUni Mackay.
During your course, you will learn foundational aspects of the language of music from western art-music tradition to contemporary popular music styles and examine the role of prominent performers, composers, lyricists, and music producers in the development of these styles. In your first term, you will engage in practical music studies focusing on foundational level repertoire and technical work in your chosen instrument, voice or composition. In your second term, you will build on your knowledge and technical skills further through a combination of theoretical and technical learning activities.
On successful completion of the Diploma of Music, you may choose to continue your study at the second year level in CQUni's Bachelor of Music degree.
To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition. It is recommended that students have achieved at least an intermediate level of performance skills on their particular instrument or voice, or intermediate compositional skill before auditioning for entry to this course.
The Diploma of Music is available to study online and is 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.
|Core Units||8||Major Units||None|
Course structureYou are required to complete eight core units.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your choicesWhether 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.
The Bachelor of Music offers specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting focussed on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music. Benefit from being part of a conservatoire-style environment that offers intensive individual training with professional musicians or enjoy the flexibility of studying completely online and receive tuition via video technology. 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.
Real-world opportunitiesAs 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.
|Term 1 - 2023||Cairns, Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2022||Cairns, Mackay|
|Term 2 - 2023||Cairns, Mackay|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
Student profileIf you would like to read about the student profile for applicants with recent secondary education this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2021.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.
Visit our Auditions page to find out more about the audition process and requirements.
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.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,016.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|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.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by 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.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|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, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|Queensland||ONL: 860915; TVL: 860917; CNS: 860913; MKY: 860911|
|New South Wales||ONL: 160831|
|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.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
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Don't forget to register for an audition
After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition. For everything you need to know about auditions at CQUniversity including any supporting documentation required, such as artistic resume and medical certificates view our auditions guidelines.
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 if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: In most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre (TAC)
Whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago, you will need to submit your application for this course via a TAC.Want to study on campus? To apply to study this course on campus, submit your application via QTAC.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory, Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC. After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition. You can do this by clicking on the Register for an Audition button above.
Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply directAs a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
After you have submitted your application, you will need to register for an audition (click on the Register for an Audition button above).Apply direct