Diploma in Music Skills

Why study the Diploma in Music Skills at UNE?

This program provides students with music training in an online environment. Students build their music performance, aural and music technology skills, with options for further developing their skills in songwriting, composition, performance, music production and knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical background of music genres. Graduates of the program will have developed confidence in a wide variety of music skills and knowledge. On completion of the degree, pathways to further study include progression to a full bachelor level program in Music or Education.

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Career Opportunities

Diploma in Music Skills graduates will have a broad background of music skills to pursue further study or to assist with future employment in a range of areas requiring a basic knowledge of a particular area of music.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)

2016 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation DipMusSkills
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply)
Total Credit Points 48
Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Posgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and

(a) shall complete a satisfactory written personal statement assessed by the discipline within six months prior to the date of enrolment; and

(b) shall have on admission to the degree a performing standard equivalent to Grade 6 of the Australian Examinations Board demonstrated via audition or music performance qualifications; and

(c) shall have on admission to the degree a music theory standard equivalent to Grade 4 of the Australian Music Examinations Board demonstrated via music performancequalifications or the successful completion of a music theory test set by the Music Discipline Convenor.

OR

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:

(a) completed MUSI121 with a Credit grade or higher; and

(b) completed MUSI101 or MUSI110 or MUSI111 with a Credit grade or higher.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Spectrum Green (BCC 100)

Further Information

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and
(a) shall complete a satisfactory written personal statement assessed by the discipline within six months prior to the date of enrolment; and
(b) shall have on admission to the degree a performing standard equivalent to Grade 6 of the Australian Music Examinations Board demonstrated via audition or music performance qualifications; and
(c) shall have on admission to the degree a music theory standard equivalent to Grade 4 of the Australian Music Examinations Board demonstrated via music performance qualifications or the successful completion of a music theory test set by the Music Discipline Convenor.

OR

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:
(a) completed MUSI121 with a Credit grade or higher; and
(b) completed MUSI101 or MUSI110 or MUSI111 with a Credit grade or higher.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 18 cps
Listed Units 30 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Diploma in Music Skills.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rules - Plagiarism Investigation and Penalty Guidelines.

Course Aims

The Diploma in Music Skills enables students to develop basic proficiency in a variety of music skills including performance, aural and music technology skills.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad knowledge of theoretical and technical music concepts, with some depth in music theory, music technology and performance;
  2. demonstrate cognitive and communication skills to analyse and apply music theory to a range of situations;
  3. demonstrate cognitive, creative, communication and technical skills to analyse and plan approaches to music composition and performance;
  4. transfer and apply theoretical concepts, music technology skills and creative skills to a range of musical environments; and
  5. demonstrate initiative, judgement, and personal responsibility in decision-making and problem-solving while working both in collaboration with others and independently.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will be able to demonstrate music skills in a range of situations.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to demonstrate musical knowledge and ideas across a variety of online environments.

Problem Solving

Graduates will be able to solve problems by exercising critical thinking and judgement.

Information Literacy

Graduates will be able to solve musical problems through gathering, analysing and evaluating information from a range of sources.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will demonstrate the practice of ethical behaviour through independent and group work.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates will develop the skills necessary for life-long participation in musical thinking and practice.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will be able to exercise responsibility and accountability for their own learning and gain experience in collaborative tasks.

How to Apply

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