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Diploma of Music

Music programme at CQUniversity Australia, allows you to focus on a broad range of music styles including western art music, jazz or contemporary music.

As a leader in online music study, Music programme at CQUniversity Australia will provide you with the opportunity to develop your solo music performance skills and receive specialist training in vocal or instrumental performance, composition or singer/songwriting from highly specialised music staff with the option to articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Music.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year full-time
Intake: March, July
Tuition Fee: AUD 31 200 per year
Location: Mackay


Completion of the Diploma of Music will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as a:

  • professional musician
  • studio teacher.

You may also pursue a music-related role in arts administration, communication or creative industries.

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Our Creative, Performing and Visual Arts courses foster the creativity and passion needed for our students to build meaningful and successful careers in the arts locally, nationally and internationally.

Putting you in the spotlight
At CQUniversity, you will never be just a number or a face in the crowd. Our courses will put you on centre stage where your creativity, talent, ambition and enthusiasm will be encouraged and nurtured. Our modern facilities encourage you to be innovative and visionary, and provide the right environment for you to hone your craft and learn about the art form you are specialising in.

Extensive performance opportunities
Much of the success of our music and theatre courses is due to the extensive performance opportunities you will have to work alongside guest artists and leading industry professionals in fully-staged productions and ensembles. When you graduate, you will have the advantage of having already developed networks with professionals in your chosen field.

Connected with industry
Our courses are regularly monitored and updated to ensure they remain in line with current industry practices. CQUniversity’s creative, performing and visual arts academic staff are often still contributing to, and working within, the industry.

Practical experiences
CQUniversity’s creative, performing and visual arts courses will provide you with the right mix of theory and practical experience so that you graduate work-ready. Study digital media and design and you’ll work within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios and learn from award-winning lecturers, who are supportive of your learning needs and offer relevant, real-word experience. Our visual arts courses aim to develop your level of creative skill by bringing together technical proficiency and critical awareness in a broad range of areas. Along with professional training in a range of arts practices, these courses allow you to experience two and three dimensional art forms such as painting, digital imaging, glasswork, jewellery and more.


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