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Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice - 306JA

Course Code: 306JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
UC - TAFE Queensland, Coomera
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 085979D
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course aims to give students a thorough grounding in 21st Century contemporary music practice. It covers music composition, performance, and theory, with embedded analytical studies of historical, cultural and technological applications in commercial contexts. It focuses on the nurturing and developing of a holistic, creative and entrepreneurial approach to music making, in order to prepare the student with the best chance of success in a highly competitive and global marketplace.

This qualification is ideally suited to students interested in establishing long term careers in contemporary, commercial music performance and/or music composition, specifically live and studio groups and solo performers, songwriters, composers for media, music producers and D.J.s, arrangers, orchestrators and sound designers. The course is also well suited to musicians and composers wishing to improve their general business skills, update their practical skills and knowledge using the latest music technologies and improve their understanding of music theory.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
TAFE Queensland Brisbane Email UCQueensland@canberra.edu.au Phone 13 72 48
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Additional Admission Requirements

Additional to the normal admission requirements, students must also have a successful Audition. If you have completed a qualification from TAFE Queensland or Music Industry College you may be eligible for direct entry into this course without an audition.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice B ContMusPrac

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 CSP $26,700

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge in contemporary music. Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Professionalism & Social Responsibility - The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
Exercise judgment to resolve a range of routine problems in contemporary music. Problem Solving - The ability to apply problem-solving process in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
Critique issues and communicate outcomes to a range of audiences, both creative professionals and non-professionals Communication - The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Critically apply theoretical and technical Knowledge in contemporary music. Analysis and Inquiry - The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Evaluate and reflect on performance to identify and act upon opportunities for self-improvement Working Independently and with others - The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Professionalism & Social Responsibility - The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

None.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2018->UC - TAFE Queensland, Coomera-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank-Internal
    • 2019->UC - TAFE Queensland, Coomera-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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