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What will I learn?

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 staff 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 songwriting. 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.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

The Diploma of Arts (Music) balances creative, technical and industry-related skills, with a focus on contemporary music performance and songwriting.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or part-time equivalent, where you will have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree or Double Degree (subject to academic performance).

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

→ Gain a fundamental understanding of music performance, analysis, and songwriting

→ Craft and produce original songs

→ Understand and develop performance at a professional level

→ Work on industry-focused projects

→ Get real life experience through regular performances and recordings

→ Develop fundamental analytical skills in relation to music and music performance

→ Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

→ Record your own music in our studios

→ Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts campus facilities

Which department am I in?

School of Entertainment

CRICOS

104429F

Study options

Full Time (3 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,796.00 (12,94,668) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

George Street Campus

2/156 George Street,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,796.00 (12,94,668) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)

Wellington Street Campus,

208 Wellington Street,

COLLINGWOOD,

Victoria,

3066, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Must be at least 18 years old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian year 12

English Language Proficiency

An international student whose first language is not English should be able to speak and write English to a level sufficient to cope with the requirements of tertiary study. To be accepted to a course of study at Collarts, an international applicant must provide evidence of English Language Proficiency at one of the following minimum levels (or equivalent) with no individual band below 6.0:

• IELTS Band Score 6.0

• Cambridge CAE Score: 169

• Pearson Academic Score between 51-58

• TOEFL iBT Score between 60-78

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About Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)

Collarts offers a range of bachelor’s degrees in the design and entertainment areas.

  • Based in One of world’s most livable cities, Melbourne
  • Students are taught by award-winning leaders
  • New state-of-the-art facilities
  • Industry placements opportunities for all students