UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC THEORY & PRACTICE

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FURTHER YOUR MUSIC CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Undergraduate Certificate in Music Theory and Practice will provide you with essential practical skills on your primary or secondary instrument as well as key music theory knowledge, designed to support you in your creative output or educational environment. The course will broaden your overall musical skill sets and further your career opportunities. 

This program is delivered fully online and can be taken from any location.

Study in your own time:  With a range of online full-time or part-time study options you can learn anytime that suits you.  

100% course credit:  if you want to continue your studies* 

Available for domestic students and international students studying outside Australia^ who: 

  • Have completed year 12 or equivalent at secondary level; and/or,
  • Have a VET qualification at AQF Level 3 or 4; and, 
  • Satisfy the minimum English language entry requirements (link to English requirements on international page); or 
  • Are a mature age student (over 21) 

*Subject to passing all units within the Undergraduate Certificate. Entry may be subject audition. Credit and entry to a bachelor’s degree will be granted at the discretion of AIM and may be subject to change. 

^International students studying in Australia cannot take this course and students cannot use this course to apply for a student visa. 

DURATION

28 weeks

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Online

CODES

CRS 1400810
PRV12050
CRICOS 00665C 

CODES

CRS 1400810
PRV12050
CRICOS 00665C 

The modern music industry is comprised of many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and
skills to explore a range of career options including:

  •  Arranger
  • Composer
  • Live Performer
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Conductor
  • Music Theatre Performer
  • Musical Performer – recording/live
  • Performing Arts Teacher
  • Private Music Tutor
  • Vocalist/singer

 

You will also be prepared to continue your studies at Bachelor level!

Knowledge and skills acquired may also contribute to the enhancement of musical theory capability in high school music teachers.  Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed  View Career Opportunities

The Undergraduate Certificates are completed in 2 study periods, each comprising 12 weeks of delivery and two weeks of assessments. For successful completion of the award, candidates must complete a total of 24 credit points or 10 units. If studying full time that means 12 credit points or 5 units in each study period.

Music theory course overview

Choose an elective from any of the available options below to shape your own program and develop an area of interest.

MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES

  • Artist and Repertoire Management (2 Credit Points)
  • Making Money in the Music Industry (2 Credit Points)

PERFORMANCE ELECTIVES

  • Bass Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)
  • Drum Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)
  • Guitar Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)
  • Keyboard Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)
  • Vocal Skills 1 (2 Credit Points)

PRODUCTION ELECTIVES

  • Visual Media & Design Skills (2 Credit Points)
  • Digital Audio Workstation 1 (2 Credit Points)

The qualification is available for domestic students and international students studying outside Australia  who: 

  • Have completed year 12 or equivalent at secondary level; and/or,
  • Have a VET qualification at AQF Level 3 or 4; and, 
  • Satisfy the minimum English language entry requirements; or 
  • You are a mature age student (over 21) 

Course fees information can be found here.

Would you like to talk about your options for entryEmail us enquiries@aim.edu.au 

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

  • Julian Gough

    Head of Pathways and Engagement

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    Julian has been active for 30 years, both nationally and internationally in the creative arts and has extensive experience in tertiary and secondary education, in Jazz and commercial performance, composition, musical direction and management.

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  • Greg Coffin

    Associate Head of Learning and Teaching

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    Greg is well respected as an outstanding educator at tertiary level. He is passionate about supporting students through their musical journey, specialising in first year student studies and teaching piano and commencing theory courses.

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QUESTIONS?

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