Diploma of Music (F2W)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This award is designed for students who are interested in pursuing greater understanding and knowledge of the discipline of music. Its structure allows students to improve skills in either one or more broad areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

The award permits a year of dedicated pre-Bachelor of Music study, for students wishing to improve their performance/composition and musical literacy skills for entry into the BMus.

The Diploma is designed for students who are interested in broadening and/or deepening their understanding of the music discipline and developing knowledge, skills and techniques in either one or more areas of interest: ensemble skills, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain experiences and awareness of the discipline of music and its place in modern society. The structure of the award provides students with choices designed to improve their skills in one or more areas of interest, i.e. ensemble skills, composition, music history, music literacy skills, audio design and music technology.

  • 1 Apply music skills and knowledge to creative and scholarly practice
  • 2 Identify and define musical problems by applying core theoretical and practical skills to contextual inquiry and creative outcomes
  • 3 Apply digital literacy, project management skills, and creative inquiry to produce creative music practice and/or music-related scholarship
  • 4 Exercise reflection, awareness and responsibility in developing a practice, in response to diverse professional, social and/or cultural contexts.
  • One-on-one tuition

    Music students experience one-on-one tuition in many streams and build strong working relationships with staff, students and industry. Be a part of Tasmanian’s intimate and internationally recognised creative community. From 2020, music students will be based in the University of Tasmania's newest building, the Hedberg, this will give students access to some of the worlds most cutting edge spaces and technology, attracting international talent and expertise to the space.

    Work with festival and industry leaders

    Students have the opportunity to take part in internationally acclaimed festivals such as Mona Foma, and Festival of Voices. Students, hear from and work with professional musicians through partnerships with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and visiting artists. Many staff still play active roles in the music industry, giving students unique access to our thriving Tasmanian music scene.

    Career outcomes

    Diverse opportunities

    While the majority of graduates enter jobs related to music, these careers are incredibly diverse and often completely new. Musicians by and large are entrepreneurial. Create new forms of music and artistic expression, collaborate across industries to solve problems, or inspire and engage the next generation of musicians.

    Further study

    Open your options with further study, students who successfully complete the Diploma of Music may progress to the Bachelor of Music.

    Course structure

    The Diploma of Music requires the completion of 100 credit points from the Introductory and Intermediate units in the schedule.

    This unit introduces you to music and cultural expression in the Australian context. You will explore the breadth and distinctiveness of Australian music, investigate and discuss a diverse range of musical works, contemporary and historical, and create your own musical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Music festivals, films and genres such as stadium rock and contemporary circus exemplify how music and the visual combine for spectacular effect. In this unit, through the exploration of a diverse range of contemporary and historical musical works, concepts and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses on your major area of musical expression and practice and accommodates a diversity of specialisations. Music Practice is central and crucial to developing the core technical and artistic skills necessary for the creation and realisation of musical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Building on your initial introduction to the core elements of your music practice, this unit enables you to consolidate the core technical and artistic skills necessary for the creation and realisation of musical works through practical and productive engagement and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the second of three units designed to develop key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative musician. You will engage in a variety of learning environments and activities aimed at developing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the first of three units designed to establish key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative musician. You will establish essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training using relevant…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces the skills required for ensemble performance and/or music production. In this unit students experience processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to participate in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit develops the skills required for ensemble performance and/or music production and continues the work of Ensemble Skills 1 . In this unit students develop processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the third unit designed to consolidate key practical and theoretical skills relating to the practice of music required for today’s creative practitioner. You will further develop essential literacies through integrated music theory and musicianship training and apply them…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focusses on the interrelationship between music and politics by exploring aspects such as musical activism, propaganda, censorship and the underground. You will investigate the creation, reception and transmission of music from diverse styles, cultures, periods and global perspectives…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    What will it mean to be a musician in the future? How might music continue to evolve and adapt to change? How will audiences of the future access their preferred genre? Who will fund music production and consumption? Will live…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit continues the development of ensemble skills in performance and/or music production. In this unit students consolidate the processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consolidates the development of ensemble skills in performance and/or music production. In this unit students refine the processes of preparation and performance and/or production through participation in one of a varied set of ensembles. Students are expected to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    To be eligible for entry into F2W Diploma of Music you must meet UTAS General Entry Requirements. Additionally, should students wish to be able to enrol in FCA111 and/or FCE234, they are required to successfully complete an audition and interview. This course does not use ATAR.

    You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

    • Have successfully completed relevant units through the through the University Connections Program;
    • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma at the University, from TAFE or another institution;
    • Are currently studying another degree at the University or at another institution;
    • Have completed a degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
    How to apply for a credit transfer

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $34,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $34,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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