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Music (Performance)

The music industry and production trade is in high demand nationwide. Recent years have seen a growth in industry demand for sound engineers, producers, mixers and Foley artists skilled in digital technology. Beyond the music industry, employment is also possible across film, television, gaming and digital device sectors.

The course strongly focuses on providing students with a broad skill set that will enable them a wide range of employment opportunities within the music industry. The College consults with industry and government reference groups to ensure our curriculum remains consistent with emerging trends. Purpose built facilities demonstrate sustainable practices, furnished with a fully equipped recording studio, digital audio workstations and multi media labs.

Students are able to record using some of the finest equipment that you would normally only find in professional recording studios. This includes:


  • Music recital room with a Kawai grand piano.

  • Ten music rehearsal rooms.

  • Two computer labs, each equipped with twenty-five music workstations comprising Arturia keyboards, Arrow audio interfaces, Apple iMacs with Pro Tools, Ableton Live and other audio & music programs installed.

  • Two purpose built dance studios with sprung floors.

  • Purpose built Theatre Studies room with sprung floor and theatre lighting.

Music (Performance) enables you to:

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Perform in various ensembles across multiple genres.

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Work collaboratively and re-interpret popular music.

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Plan, prepare and promote gigs as a part of a group.

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Expand on your musical language and critically listen.

The College consults with industry and government reference groups to ensure our curriculum remains consistent with emerging trends. Purpose-built facilities demonstrate sustainable practices, furnished with a fully equipped recording studio, digital audio workstations and multimedia labs.

TestimonialsPeter Myers (Head of Department, Music)

“The equipment we've got is industry standard. We've got a recording studio that is as good as any commercial recording studio that you would find.”

TestimonialsMonique Hirschfeld (Music Student)

“I love how music connects you to an audience and how it makes people feel.”

TestimonialsZac Lister (Sound Production Teacher)

“The most important part of having industry standard gear is when the real world, they know what it is. They see it they’re not daunted.”

TestimonialsMonique Hirschfeld (Music Student)

“They know that this is not just a thing you want to do, it's a passion.”

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Course Structure

This course focuses on exploring genre, building stagecraft, writing original compositions and performing live at multiple school events. A major performance will be organised by the students as a culmination of the year’s work. This course has a scored assessment for ATAR purposes at Unit 3 & 4 levels.

Activities & Tasks

Students complete a broad range of activities including but not limited to: collaborative songwriting and re-interpreting popular music; opportunity to perform in various ensembles across multiple genres; planning, preparing and promoting a gig as part of a group; improvisation and stagecraft techniques; music language and critical listening; opportunity to record original music in the NCAT recording studio; WHS for music practice and performance; copyright and contracts for performers and songwriters.

Assessment

The assessment involves a variety of methods including observations, written and oral questioning, reviews and practical demonstrations. The assessment of your overall competence at this certificate level is undertaken by a qualified assessor and your competence judged using all of the relevant criteria.

Students will be given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competency

Eligibility & Prerequisites

A reasonable standard of musicianship is needed for this course.
All students must attend a fifteen-minute interview.