University of New England
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Up to 4 years part-time
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Your music career starts with the online Diploma in Music Skills course from the University of New England (UNE).
With a strong focus on technical skills, this course will equip you with a strong base in music performance, aural skills, and music technology, setting you up for a challenging and rewarding professional career in music.
Whether you pursue performance, teaching, writing, or management, this course will equip you with the cultural, historical, and theoretical background to explore your area of interest and develop specialised skills.
With this degree, you'll enjoy a wide range of career options in the music industry, or can choose to pursue a bachelor's degree in music or teaching after course completion.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Applicants must also:
Former or current UNE students may transfer into the Diploma in Music Skills on the basis of previous Music studies completed as part of a University of New England degree where they have:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this music course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Music Skills from the University of New England.
Graduates will have a broad range of technical and performance music skills, and may choose to pursue further study and specialisation, or work in a wide range of areas requiring music knowledge. You may choose to seek employment opportunities in teaching, tutoring, programming or performance, or undertake further study in music or teaching.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in entertainment could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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