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Diploma in Music

The Diploma in Music enables students to undertake studies in Contemporary Music and Technology Studies, Ensemble Studies, and Contemporary Music and Media. It is designed both as an articulated pathway out of the CASM Foundation Year Program, and as an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Music, primarily, the Popular Music and Creative Technologies and Sonic Arts streams. It also offers flexible learning options for students seeking qualifications in Ensemble Studies, and Music and Media.

The Diploma in Music has three streams:

  • Contemporary Music and Technology Studies
  • Ensemble Studies
  • Music and Media

The Diploma in Music program provides an opportunity for students who may not ordinarily gain entry into a bachelors degree and will give students an introduction to the expectations and requirements of a career as a professional musician.
Please note: there are no 1:1 lessons in the Diploma

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Diploma in Music (Music Production)

The Diploma in Music (Music Production) is designed as an entry portal into the entertainment and media industries - one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries. It will provide students with a thorough grounding in studio and live sound engineering. The program has a strong emphasis on developing a synergistic relationship in both the theoretical and practice of sound engineering. Further, the program aims to create a knowledge and skill base that is adaptive to a rapidly changing field and industry

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Diploma in Music (Commercial Music & Song Writing)

The Diploma of Commercial Music and Song Writing is designed as an entry portal into this industry for performing artists. It will provide students with a thorough grounding in song writing and commercial music production. The program has a strong emphasis on practical activities enabling students to develop the creative, technical and professional skills used by composers of contemporary music, with an emphasis on the creation and presentation of new original work. These skills are complimented by studies in sound recording and production, music theory, and business, providing the basis for either work in the industry or successful continuation into further tertiary study.

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