The program of study will provide students with acquired cognitive, technical, and communication attributes with knowledge and skills required for their effective performance as Teachers of music in Private Practice and Schools, Public Performance, Sound Engineering and Composers. The course will develop professional skills at both performance and teaching levels. Candidates will acquire skills that will allow them to participate in Performance and will allow them to participate in Concerts, Recitals and Group Work, which will assist them to develop all the skills required for them to attain their full potential. The following outcomes could result: Entry into an honours degree & post graduate courses (Masters); Private performance engagements; Group, band, disco work and or orchestra work; Nightclub, Hotel and Licensed premises engagements; Television and radio engagements; Teaching in schools as a staff instrumental teacher; Private teaching practice; School teaching, either as an Itinerant or specialist teacher; Employment in a Music department, studio or school; Employment in computer outlets related to MIDI and Musical equipment; Employment in software outlets in relation to musical software; Private engagements as a computer music consultant. In addition to specific music-related skills, graduates will also have secured an excellent grounding in historical analysis, philosophical reflection and research skills. In summary the overall outcome is that a student graduates as a professional musician having attained the professional standard and ability to perform at an adequate level for admittance to professional organisations such as Musicians Union etc.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,157

Entry Requirements:

Audition, interview, special admissions tests; equivalent to the AGME Grade 7 performance; LLN test results


Subjects include: Performance (Solo, Ensemble, Choir and Conducting); Orchestration (Instrumentation, Composition, Arranging, Improvisation); Musicianship (Theory and Aural Development); Music Technology (Sequencing/Recording, Notation and MIDI, Internet Music, Instructional Media); Music Education (Teaching Principles and Lesson planning; Psychology; Philosophy; Business administration and planning; History of Music.

Subjects you can Study:

Classical performance-solo; Composition and arranging; Contemporary performance-solo; Jazz performance-solo; Music technology

Study Pathways:

Full recognition of prior learning.

Further information:

The course is designed to suit individuals wanting to find employment in the music industry either in teaching, performing, sound engineering, private studio teaching etc.

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kooyong No info Yes Online
Kooyong No info Yes
Kooyong No info Yes Full time 3 years
Kooyong No info Yes Part time 6 years
The Guild is a national organisation conducting courses and examinations in music at all levels, including steps through the grades into Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor Degree. The Guild is classified as a private Registered Training Organisation for VET (TAFE level) courses and as a higher education provider. All courses are on the national register for delivery in all states. FEE-HELP is available for eligible students applying to the Degree (Australian citizens).

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