Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry

Box Hill Institute, TAFE VIC

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 02411J

The music you listen to, the artists you discover, the gigs and festivals you just have to attend - these wouldn’t exist without an industry working behind the scenes to develop, market, organise and create the experiences we all love. If this is your passion, there is an industry for you! Work as an artist manager, tour manager, festival organiser, booking agent, publicist or venue manager. Work at a record label in A&R, marketing or publicity, or start your own record label. Do you want to be a music supervisor or publisher placing songs on TV shows, advertising or film? The Bachelor of Business in Music Industry will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions. Real-life industry experiences and facilities include: our flagship studio facility, Sing Sing East internationally renowned Artist in Residence programs internationally renowed Producer in Residence programs Digital Production Suite - for gaming and multimedia production Tremorverse Records - independent record label on campus professional writing and production suites 200+ capacity live venue acoustic performance space integrate and collaborate with our sound, performance and composition students produce, promote and manage live events in the two on-campus venues online promotion work experience opportunities The Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry is specifically designed to support emerging music professionals with a combination of highly-trained teachers, extraordinary opportunities and unique experiences creating a bridge to industry. The music business program is perfect for emerging music professionals that want to make a career in music business and entertainment. Students will be taught and mentored by music professionals in an environment that supports and encourages them to achieve industry-ready skills, so they graduate ready to thrive. This is done by integrating real-life experiences in a supportive atmosphere. This fusion of education and industry is reflected in our teachers who, as well as teaching, currently work for or run publishing companies, record labels, touring companies, music festivals, booking agencies, entertainment law, public relations and social media companies. Music business students work closely with music performance, production, and composition students, as well as having access to graphic design and fashion students to create cross-discipline projects in an exciting and talent-rich environment. This results in projects being already underway and gaining traction when the students graduate. There are many examples of a successful career beginning while still studying. Student Quote “Box Hill is actively helping me develop my music business career. The first hand experiences I have had here include setting up my own record label, doing A&R and recording in Sing Sing East. These types of industry opportunities in the Applied Business degree are invaluable...” - Isaac Boribon, 2nd Year Student, Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry As music is an international language, you may be interested in Study Abroad options. Keep in touch with us via our BHI Music Facebook page.  The music you listen to, the artists you discover, the gigs and festivals you just have to attend wouldn’t exist without an industry working behind the scenes to develop, market, organise and create the experiences we all love. If this is your passion, there is an industry for you! Work as an artist manager, tour manager, festival organiser, booking agent, publicist or venue manager. Work at a record label in A&R, marketing or publicity, or start your own record label. Do you want to be a music supervisor or publisher placing songs on TV shows, advertising or film? The Bachelor of Business in Music Industry will provide you with the skills and experiences you need to excel in these professions.

Designed for

Year 12 VTAC Applicants must: have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English be able to demonstrate experience in music industry related fields including artist and venue promotion and management, volunteering positions at music events and involvement in school bands and productions have successfully completed an individual face-to-face selection interview of approximately 20 minutes. The selection interview will be a verbal assessment of your interest and knowledge of the music industry, even at a rudimentary level as well as interest and understanding of some of the roles available in the field Direct entry applicants (Non Year 12) must: be at least 19 years of age by 1 January in the year you commence provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience to help them understand the industry and successfully complete the course Experience could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education. This includes mature age entry, professional experience, industry  involvement and work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped them to prepare for tertiary education or are relevant to the music industry. Applicants who have completed some subjects of a higher education course, either at non-university higher education providers or university, are welcome to apply.  Applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). All applications for RPL are assessed on an individual basis and are granted for subjects where the content and learning  outcomes have been demonstrated through your completion of subjects in your prior course. Interview: You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. These will include any experience you have had working or assisting with bands, gigs, events and productions, including if applicable, your own band and solo career as an artist. An aptitude for the course of study including any relevant industry experience is preferred. You are welcome to present testimonials and extra-curricular evidence at your interview. While not an entry requirement, we highly regard applicants who have participated in FReeZA, or similar programs. APPLICANTS WITH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Applicants with higher education are those who have completed some or all of a higher education course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education. This includes study undertaken by applicants at non-university higher education providers or university some time ago or recently, such as applicants seeking to transfer to Box Hill Institute from another education provider or applicants changing to a different course at Box Hill Institute Applicants with higher education need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. APPLICANTS WITH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING STUDY Applicants with VET study are those who have completed some or all of a VET course as their highest level of study since leaving secondary education. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider and applicants who have other qualifications such as Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate. Applicants with VET study need to provide evidence of relevant academic or music industry experience and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience APPLICANTS WITH WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE Applicants with work and life experience have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. applicants who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken VET or higher education study since then Experience could include a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education, including mature age entry, professional experience, community involvement or work experience Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped them to prepare for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study Applicants with work and life experience need to provide evidence of relevant academic or industry experience and be able to demonstrate the capability to successfully complete the course requirements Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course, including any relevant industry experience APPLICANTS WITH RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is based primarily on completion of Year 12 undertaken at school, TAFE or other VET or higher education provider (this includes both Australian or overseas equivalent) that was completed (or will be) in the current year or within the previous two years Applicants with recent secondary education must have successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with a study score of at least 20 in English Interview – applicants will be asked a series of questions relating to suitability for the course Applicants are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience

Structure

First year: 10 core subjects Second year: 10 core subjects Third year: 9 core subjects and an embedded semester length internship

Subjects

  • music industry studies 1
  • history of music and pop culture
  • copyright
  • applied business 1
  • technology applications 1
  • music industry studies 2 (management)
  • law (music industry)
  • publishing
  • applied business 2
  • technology applications 2
  • music industry studies 3 (record industry)
  • special event management and live touring
  • accounting for decision making
  • applied business 3
  • technology applications 3
  • publicity, promotions and public relations
  • music industry studies 4 (future of music)
  • music industry marketing
  • applied business 4
  • technology applications 4
  • social research and business statistics
  • music industry studies 5 (international business)
  • management
  • applied business 5
  • technology applications 5
  • production principles and aesthetics
  • music industry studies 6 (grants/funding)
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • internship

Standard entry requirements

VTAC application and direct entry available Applicants completing secondary education (Year 12) or equivalent must:  complete a VTAC application  book an interview All other applicants must: book an interview You will be asked a series of questions relating to your suitability for the course. You are expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of career goals and an aptitude for the course of study, including any relevant industry experience. You are welcome to present testimonials and extra-curricular evidence at your interview. While not an entry requirement, we highly regard applicants who have participated in FReeZA, or similar programs.Recognition of Prior Learning is available.. International students please apply through: an authorised representative in your country a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition or direct to Box Hill Institute See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

Recognition

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes. Successful completion will enable you to apply for: further study at other institutions, including postgraduate study in teaching and education If you exit having completed the second year of the Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry, you will be eligible for an Associate Degree in Applied Business in Music Industry.

Study pathways

There are many employment opportunities. After successful completion, you may wish to apply for positions within the entertainment and performance industry, such as a: booking agent artist manager record company owner event manager tour manager music publisher

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Nelson International: $18,530 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time

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