Performing Arts (Music)

The Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) will prepare international students for entry into the music profession.

Course overview

Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) is designed to prepare students for entry into the music profession. Your studies will include specialist performance classes, individual lessons and participation in ensembles – some classes will be integrated with ECU students.

Students who complete the ECC Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) (Year 2) will receive up to 8 units (120 credit points) advanced standing, the equivalent of the first year, in the respective Bachelor degree at ECU. A minimum of 50 percent pass in all units is required for progression to ECU.

Key Information


8 units (12 months)

Intake dates


Campus location

ECU Mt Lawley Campus

2024 Fees

Not available to Domestic students

Domestic International

2024 Fees


Diploma of Performing Arts (Music)

CRICOS Code 0100511

The course consists of 8 units of study and is completed over 2 semesters. 

  • Ensemble Studies 1
  • Ensemble Studies 2
  • Musicianship 1
  • Musicianship 2
  • Principal Study 1
  • Principal Study 2
  • Academic Communications and Music 1
  • Academic Communications and Music 2

15 Credit Points each unit

Transfer to ECU

Progress to second year of your ECU degree

Your Diploma of Performing Arts (Music) can lead into ECU second year of the below undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music (Major in Classical Performance, Contemporary Performance, Jazz Performance)