Music Performance

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Music Performance Overview

Music Performance

If you dream of a career as a Songwriter, Recording Artist, Session Musician, or if you want to work as a Music Director, Composer, Music Teacher or Music Arranger, this course is for you.

The Music Performance degree balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting. Working closely with our ARIA award-winning teaching sta plus a wide range of industry professionals, you will extensively develop your ability in solo and collaborative music performance, music analysis, songwriting and technical musicianship.

Music Performance students choose one area of specialisation: vocal, instrumental or singer/songwriter. All students are mentored in this specialisation by industry experts and also receive a one-on-one weekly lesson in their main instrument. You will also work alongside students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of processes involved in the music industry.

This course can also be studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Music) + Bachelor of Applied Business (Entertainment Management) double degree.

Diploma

The Diploma of Arts (Music) balances fundamental creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting. The diploma can be completed in two trimesters of full-time study and you have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

Throughout the Diploma, you will:

  • Craft and produce original songs;
  • Understand and develop their performance skills;
  • Collaborate with other musicians, music producers and entertainment managers;
  • Record their own music in our studios;
  • Gain exposure to the Australian and international music industries;
  • Develop fundamental skills in relation to music, music performance and critiquing.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at: www.collarts.edu.au/faq

The Diploma of Arts (Music) is delivered at the South Melbourne and Fitzroy Campuses and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2022 (CRICOS Code 088017G).

For admission criteria click here.

Bachelor Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (Music) balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting. The Degree can be completed in six trimesters (two years) of full-time study. Throughout the course, students will:

Throughout the Degree, you will:

  • Craft and produce original songs;
  • Understand and develop performance at a professional level;
  • Work on industry projects alongside other musicians, music producers, and entertainment managers;
  • Record their own music in our studio and produce music videos;
  • Gain exposure to the Australian and international music industries;
  • Develop analytical skills in relation to music, music performance, and critique;
  • Undertake a 60-hour work placement.

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), learn more at: www.collarts.edu.au/faq

The Bachelor of Arts (Music) is delivered at the South Melbourne and Fitzroy Campuses and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited until 2023 (CRICOS Code 084558M).

For admissions criteria, click here.

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