Diploma in Music
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
This unique diploma focusses solely on jazz, and is taught at the innovative James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, South Australia.
You will be immersed in jazz history, styles, analysis and arrangements when you embark on this one-year journey. Taught by world-renowned jazz musicians and educators, including acclaimed Australian jazz musician James Morrison, you will cover topics such as:
We have teamed up with one of the most highly recognised Australian jazz musician, James Morrison, to offer a diploma that is solely focused on jazz music.
At the vibrant and creative James Morrison Academy of Music you will receive practical experience and tutelage from a variety of professional musicians, including James Morrison himself. This qualification is also flexible, allowing you to study at your own pace with part-time options available.
You will be immersed in a highly creative, vibrant environment, and will be taught by some of this country’s leading musicians. There is no better place to study jazz and to build your network of industry contacts. We host regular University-wide employee master classes, employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.
This diploma is for people who want to be involved in the music industry, and have a particular love and affiliation for jazz music. The employment prospects for music professionals is expected to grow moderately through until November 20201. Careers to consider include:
1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
This diploma offers the opportunity for you to gain valuable practical experience; you will also gain a strong theoretical background and knowledge of the origins of jazz, as well as technical knowledge and skills. Courses studied cover topics such as:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. There may be essays, assignments and examinations. You can also expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Musicianship 100||PERF 1014||4.5|
|Jazz Studies 100||CREA 1014||4.5|
|Improvisational Studies 100||CREA 1012||4.5|
|Ensemble Performance 100||PERF 1012||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Musicianship 101||PERF 1015||4.5|
|Jazz Studies 101||CREA 1015||4.5|
|Improvisational Studies 101||CREA 1013||4.5|
|Ensemble Performance 101||PERF 1013||4.5|
We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.
Mount Gambier boasts a new Learning Centre and one of the fastest network connections in regional Australia. There’s a central piazza for students and new student spaces for socialising and informal learning. Explore Mount Gambier >
This degree is taught in Mount Gambier at the James Morrison Academy of Music. This degree offers a unique experience to aspiring musicians where they can work with some of the finest jazz educators in the world. The courses are performance-based, where students don’t just learn about music – they learn how to make music.
The James Morrison Academy of Music is situated in the 'Old Town Hall' in Mount Gambier right in the heart of the city. Apart from having all the facilities we need within this beautiful historic building, we are also right next to the City Library and Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, creating a cultural precinct around the Cave Gardens.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.