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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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Collaborate with like-minded people.

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Develop yourself as a musical artist.

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Better understand the current music industry landscape.

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Perform and produce a range of music in a range of contexts.

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)

“You can do Sound Production here, which is what I did. It really opened up a new world to me, being able to be my own producer.”

TestimonialsMonique Hirschfeld (Music Student)

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

TestimonialsPeter Myers (Head of Department, Music)

“All of our staff have experiences as performance or as composers or as artists in in some way.”

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 qualification provides students with foundation knowledge and skills of the music industry and a great pathway into the Certificate III Music qualification. The NCAT course covers a broad range of skills including music rehearsal and performance techniques; basic sound recording processes, planning and creating compositional work, maintaining instruments, and planning, staging and performing at events.

Activities & Tasks

Students complete as individuals but there is also strong emphasis on group activity which includes: singing or playing simple musical pieces for group performances; rehearsing and performing; using and maintaining instruments; using software to record and compose; planning and performing at events; applying Occupational Health and Safety processes across all aspects of music making.

Assessment

Assessment methods include oral and written presentations, performances, projects, worksheets, tests, practical demonstrations and participating in discussions. The assessment of your overall competence at this certificate level is undertaken by a qualified assessor and your competence judged using all of these criteria. All training resources will be provided. Students will be given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes the option of reassessment where appropriate.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

Entry into this course is by audition and interview. Some background in basic aspects of music is recommended, along with a willingness to work on performance. If you have any individual needs, please contact NCAT to discuss these and the options available to you.