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Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) CUA50815

Overview

In this qualification you will develop high level music performance skills in a range of contemporary styles and further develop a sound music theoretical knowledge. You will also develop and learn to apply composition techniques and skills.

Qualification: Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) CUA50815
Program No: DP-BD19
Campus: CIT Woden 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent
Likely Job Outcome: Music performer, singer, composer
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Students doing this program will be expected to undertake a minimum of 40 hours per annum private instrument (this may be voice) tuition.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- have a Certificate IV in Music, Certificate IV in Sound Production or Certificate IV in Music Business or demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge
- complete an audition demonstrating your skills on your chosen instrument which may be voice

Please contact infoline@cit.edu.au to arrange an audition.

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Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • BSBCRT501  Originate and develop concepts
    • CIT Code: INNO111
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.
      It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACMP501  Manage copyright arrangements
    • CIT Code: MEDA338
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage and apply individual or collaborative copyright arrangements for original works. It applies to individuals who have responsibility for identifying intellectual property requirements, assigning copyright and licensing rights, and ensuring copyright is protected locally and internationally.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND402  Provide freelance services
    • CIT Code: MEDA386
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry. It applies to individuals who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR505  Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS310
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 12 subjects

  • CUAMCP401  Develop techniques for arranging music
    • CIT Code: MUSC154
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a limited range of basic drawing techniques to produce fundamental drawings from simple ideas. This unit relates to drawing as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool. It typically applies to individuals who have developed some general design or drawing skills and who are now embarking on a career in visual arts. They have little or no experience in drawing and work under close supervision and with guidance from others.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG512  Manage project time
    • CIT Code: MGNT752
      Cost: $85.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.
      It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND401  Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
    • CIT Code: ARTS257
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by those working in the creative industries to add depth to expertise in a specialist field or technique. Fields include dance, music, cultural heritage, screen and media, visual arts, craft and design. The unit is particularly applicable in contexts where techniques require a high level of skill and coordination. At this level, work would usually be undertaken with limited guidance and specialists could also be responsible for mentoring others on the job. Depending on the specialist area, guidance from mentors and experienced practitioners could be expected. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF401  Rehearse music for group performances
    • CIT Code: MUSC176
      Cost: $170.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to rehearse for a group performance and perform to the required standard.It applies to musicians and vocalists in all genres who need to rehearse in a group prior to performances. In addition to knowing their repertoire and being able to perform to the required standard, they must also be disciplined to practise, arrive at rehearsals on time and collaborate with other members of the group.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF403  Develop repertoire as part of a backup group
    • CIT Code: MUSC295
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and rehearse repertoire as part of a backup group.It applies to musicians and vocalists who accompany and support solo artists and contribute to the selection of repertoire. They could be performing in any genre.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMLT501  Refine aural perception skills
    • CIT Code: MUSC288
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to improve aural perception skills.It applies to individuals including musicians, songwriters, composers, arrangers, conductors and musical directors. These individuals use well developed aural perception skills, and knowledge of music structures and components in a range of contexts, including transcribing live or recorded music and preparing charts and other forms of notated music.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF501  Prepare a program for performance
    • CIT Code: MUSC184
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a program for performance. It applies to instrumentalists and vocalists who have well developed repertoire knowledge and organisational skills. They may have to respond to a brief for a particular style of performance at an event, or may have responsibility within a company or ensemble for preparing programs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF503  Perform accompaniment
    • CIT Code: MUSC185
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform as an accompanist to complement the performance of solo performers or groups, such as choirs.It applies to individuals who may be a solo accompanist on the piano or another instrument.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF504  Perform improvisation for audiences
    • CIT Code: MUSC187
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform improvisation for an audience as part of an ensemble. It applies to musicians who have high level aural and technical skills in a chosen genre or musical tradition. Improvisation relies on the ability of all members of the group to work collaboratively and creatively together. They respond intuitively to musical elements as they seek to improvise spontaneously during performances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMPF505  Develop technical skills and expand repertoire
    • CIT Code: MUSC189
      Cost: $170.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to refine instrumental techniques and expand the range of practical performance repertoire. It applies to musicians who apply higher levels of technical and expressive skills to performance preparation, craft skills and musicianship.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAMCP402  Develop techniques for composing music
    • CIT Code: MUSC156
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply aural imagination and perception skills to compose a range of musical pieces. It applies to individuals creating music in any genre for a wide range of ensemble, band or solo performances in a range of contexts.
      No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  •  Performing music as a soloist
    • CIT Code: MUSC354
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform live for audiences as a soloist.
      It applies to individuals who perform as solo instrumentalists or vocalists. They may perform in any musical genre. They apply technical and musicianship skills and well developed stagecraft skills to engage audiences.
      This subject achieves National Unit of Competency CUAMPF406 Perform music as a soloist.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Music Industry (Sound Production) CUA50815
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Certificate III Music Industry CUA30915
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Non-Accredited Training Pro Tools 201

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au