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CC41 - Diploma of Music

Overview

At a glance

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. To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Units/credits 8/48
Availability Mackay Ooralea; Online Study
Duration 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
QTAC Code MKY: 860911; Online: 860915
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Upon successful completion of this course you may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the first year in the Bachelor of Music and you will not be required to audition for entry into the Bachelor of Music.


Career opportunities

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.

Details

Summary

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.

Upon completion of this course you will have the knowledge and practical skills to be successful in your chosen career and may choose to articulate into CQUniversity's Bachelor of Music (Music Studies), by online study, or Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Popular) on-campus in Mackay at our Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Why Study at CQUniversity

Our Creative, Performing and Visual Arts courses foster the creativity and passion needed for our students to build meaningful and successful careers in the arts locally, nationally and internationally.

Putting you in the spotlight
At CQUniversity, you will never be just a number or a face in the crowd. Our courses will put you on centre stage where your creativity, talent, ambition and enthusiasm will be encouraged and nurtured. Our modern facilities encourage you to be innovative and visionary, and provide the right environment for you to hone your craft and learn about the art form you are specialising in.

Extensive performance opportunities
Much of the success of our music and theatre courses is due to the extensive performance opportunities you will have to work alongside guest artists and leading industry professionals in fully-staged productions and ensembles. When you graduate, you will have the advantage of having already developed networks with professionals in your chosen field.

Connected with industry
Our courses are regularly monitored and updated to ensure they remain in line with current industry practices. CQUniversity's creative, performing and visual arts academic staff are often still contributing to, and working within, the industry.

Practical experiences
CQUniversity's creative, performing and visual arts courses will provide you with the right mix of theory and practical experience so that you graduate work-ready. Study digital media and design and you'll work within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios and learn from award-winning lecturers, who are supportive of your learning needs and offer relevant, real-word experience. Our visual arts courses aim to develop your level of creative skill by bringing together technical proficiency and critical awareness in a broad range of areas. Along with professional training in a range of arts practices, these courses allow you to experience two and three dimensional art forms such as painting, digital imaging, glasswork, jewellery and more.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete eight compulsory core units.

Upon successful completion of this course you may be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the first year in the Bachelor of Music and you will not be required to audition for entry into the Bachelor of Music.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Diploma of Music course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this course you will be required to audition, partake in an interview and apply to QTAC.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or course you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Auditions information

To gain entry into this program you will be required to audition, partake in an interview and apply to QTAC. Click here for more information on auditions.

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

QLD NSW SA VIC WA Online
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Diploma of Music, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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