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

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 860915
  • QLD - Mackay - 860911
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 084499F
  • MKY - 084499F
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 - 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 - 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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What do I need to start?
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
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 20
2017 21
2016 21
2015 12
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 or Noosa campuses.

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.