CQUniversity’s Diploma of Music is designed 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. The Diploma of Music offers you specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting. Our flexible and innovative course allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music.
Students choosing to study in Mackay will be involved in a comprehensive conservatoire style environment with expectations of high standards of performance, musicianship and scholarship. The flexible delivery model allows you to study completely online anywhere in Australia. As a leader in online music study, the Diploma of Music will provide you with the opportunity to develop your solo music performance skills with highly specialised music staff via innovative video technology. On successful completion of the Diploma of Music, you may choose to continue your study at the second year level of the Bachelor of Music.
The Diploma of Music is ideal for students considering a career as a professional musician or studio teacher.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||DipMus|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Indicative Year - 2022
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.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|KNOWLEDGE Develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture in contemporary and historical context using the respectful and appropriate protocols and terminology|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
|Year 1 - Term 1|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MUSC11405||Language of Modern Music 1|
|MUSC11411||Music Styles & Analysis 1|
|MUSC11409||Principal Music Studios 1|
|PERF11026||Production Fundamentals 1|
|Year 1 - Term 2|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MUSC11406||Language of Modern Music 2|
|MUSC11412||Music Styles & Analysis 2|
|MUSC11410||Principal Music Studios 2|
|PERF11027||Production Fundamentals 2|