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CC41 - Diploma of Music

Overview

Course Overview

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. 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.

The Diploma of Music can also provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Music, pending results in the first part of the course. For the first two trimesters, Diploma students receive specialist units of study. In trimesters three and four, Diploma students continue their study as per Bachelor one and two. - See more at: http://www.aim.edu.au/courses/classical-performance/diploma-of-music#sthash.kZJcdSEc.dpuf
The Diploma of Music can also provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Music, pending results in the first part of the course. For the first two trimesters, Diploma students receive specialist units of study. In trimesters three and four, Diploma students continue their study as per Bachelor one and two. - See more at: http://www.aim.edu.au/courses/classical-performance/diploma-of-music#sthash.kZJcdSEc.dpuf

Career Information

The Diploma of Music is ideal for students considering a career as a professional musician or studio teacher.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Cairns
Mackay
Online

Term 1 - 2020

Cairns
Mackay
Online

Term 2 - 2019

Mackay
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Mackay
Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2017

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Mackay

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Mackay

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2020

Mackay

Term 1 - 2020

Mackay

Term 2 - 2019

Mackay

Term 1 - 2019

Mackay

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

Students will be required to successfully complete an audition and interview for admission to the course.


Security Requirements
N/A
Health Requirements
N/A
Assumed Knowledge

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.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 23
2018 20
2017 21
2016 21
2015 12
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

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 accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating respect for cultural diversity as well as individual differences and capacities in the creative and performing arts practice environment.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations in the creative and performing arts practice environment.
  • Demonstrating appropriate behavioural stability through successfully distinguishing your own personal behaviours, experiences and emotions from others and situations in a professional or performance setting.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with university and workplace policy around the use of social media, online discussion forums, email and other electronic forms of communication.
  • Complying with the relevant workplace policies and practices including relevant OHS legislative requirements pertaining to creative and performing arts practice in music performance environments.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating your creative and performing arts knowledge and skills with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Actively participating in discussion and course activities with appropriate use and command of language to the context.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions; eye contact, being mindful of space boundaries, and a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Competently using written music notation, as required, to convey detailed information and knowledge relating to music performance and practice.
  • Accessing a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in online learning, reading and responding as required to emails, and completing relevant assessments for the course.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Completing academic learning activities and assessment tasks, and performing professional skills within reasonable set time-frames.
  • Producing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in a professional setting.
  • Demonstrating competency in applying basic mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to various music learning activities involving written and aural music notation.
  • Demonstrating effective use of basic mathematics knowledge and numeracy skills to operate sound for music performance environments.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Safely performing in a variety of music performance contexts including on stage as a performer or off stage as part of the technical support team.
  • Working in a team-based performing arts environment where verbal and non-verbal communication are essential to realisation of a wide range of music performances.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students and lecturers during activities related to the course.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in sustained and intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills that may occur in time-frames outside normal working hours, including evenings and weekends. These creative and performing arts skills may include music instrumental and vocal performance.
  • Actively participating in intensive rehearsals and performances involving creative and performing arts skills with sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Performing with the required physical and mental energy and endurance in the learning activities of the course, as well as during set time-frames during intensive rehearsal and performance periods.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Using a variety of gross motor skills in various creative and performing arts performance activities that include music instrumental and vocal performance.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of gross motor skills in a range of creative and performing arts performances that include music instrumental and vocal performance, consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
  • Using a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts performance activities that include music instrumental and vocal performance.
  • Demonstrating and performing a variety of fine motor skills in various creative and performing arts performances that include music instrumental and vocal performance, consistently in a safe manner to reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practice, language, forms, materials, technologies and techniques of a range of musical styles
  • 2. Develop and evaluate musical, cultural and artistic ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively
  • 3. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments to do with music, music education and the arts in modes suited to a range of audiences.
  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
Contemporary Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Music Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Performance Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

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
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11406 Language of Modern Music 2
MUSC11412 Music Styles & Analysis 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Contemporary Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is only available at the Mackay campus.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PERF11026 Performance and Production Studies 1
PERF11027 Performance and Production Studies 2
MUSC11401 Digital Music Applications
MUSC11379 Audio Recording Techniques
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Jazz and Popular Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is only available on the Mackay campus.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11409 Principal Music Studios 1
MUSC11410 Principal Music Studios 2
PERF11026 Performance and Production Studies 1
PERF11027 Performance and Production Studies 2
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor

Music Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is only available by distance education.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11401 Digital Music Applications
MUSC11413 Introduction to Studio Teaching
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
PERF11021 Community Arts
MUSC11384 Arts in Perspective
MUSC11379 Audio Recording Techniques
MUSC11380 Introduction to Songwriting
LNGE11028 Basic Italian
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 minor
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

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.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MUSC11409 Principal Music Studios 1
MUSC11410 Principal Music Studios 2
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
MUSC11401 Digital Music Applications
MUSC11413 Introduction to Studio Teaching
MUSC11379 Audio Recording Techniques
MUSC11380 Introduction to Songwriting
MUSC11384 Arts in Perspective
PERF11021 Community Arts
LNGE11028 Basic Italian
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.