About the course

About the course

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.

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“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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 3 years

Part time: Flexible

Classes are delivered face-to-face on weekdays (generally over 3-4 days in the week). Study at home is expected in addition to class attendance.

The Associate Degree in Applied Business in Music Industry is an exit point after 2 years of full time study.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career & Learning Outcomes


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

Graduates will:

  • have an integrated awareness of the suite of theories, concepts and principles that comprise the essential body of knowledge for local and international music business practice and management, which include business development and practice in appropriate legal and regulatory contexts such as copyright; the relevant application of technology and its impact on and integration into the music industry; and marketing and publishing for 21st century music business 
  • be able to critically analyse and evaluate commercial and non-commercial music business environments and opportunities, and apply the skills necessary to plan and implement business actions such as new venture creation while considering the prospects afforded by globalisation and technological innovation
  • independently identify, and creatively and effectively problem solve
  • apply quality enhancement skills to all aspects of their music business practice
  • communicate clearly to all stakeholders on issues, opportunities, plans and evaluations
  • independently manage business and successfully adopt supervisory responsibilities in music business organisations 
  • flexibly apply skills and knowledge of music business to match operational demands of organisations and have a capacity to adapt to diverse and changing environments
  • reflect on their own and their team experiences, drawing on rigorous evidence, leading to improved professional practice
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Entry Requirements


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

Applying


VTAC application and direct entry available

Applicants completing secondary education (Year 12) or equivalent must: 

All other applicants must:

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.

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Pathways & Accreditation


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.

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.

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Fees & Finance Options


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Tuition Fee $14,760.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material FeesNo materials fee applies
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


First year: 10 core subjects

Second year: 10 core subjects

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

    Year 1


  • BAB125 Technology Applications 2
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

  • BAB111 Music Industry Studies 1
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    The purpose of this module is to introduce the student to the different sectors that operate within the music industry: where they come from, what they do and how they do it. The subject offers an historical view of the development of the business side of the music industry. Students will also learn how to operate effectively in the music industry in terms of professional communications. This subject will develop understanding and skills necessary to communicate effectively in the modern Music Business environment. Students will develop their understanding and ability for formal oral and written communication, negotiation, meetings, conflict resolution, problem solving and interpersonal skills within this environment.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Team Debate, One Hour, 25% Assessment 2: Trends Essay, length 1,000 words, 50% Assessment 3: Job Prospects Presentation, 5 minutes, 15% Assessment 4: Class participation and in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB112 History Of Music And Pop Culture
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This core subject offers students an understanding of the historical development, conventions and language associated with music and popular culture, through a study of the comprehensive history of the music industry and associated products from the establishment of colonial America to today. Political climates, world events and shifts in popular culture are examined to reveal how they have shaped the music industry. This subject also considers changes in recording technology, the delivery of recorded products and the impact that those changes have had to date on the music industry.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Assignment, length 1,000 words, 30% Assessment 2: In class listening tests, 20% Assessment 3: In class questionnaires, 20% Assessment 4: 1.5 hour Exam, 30%

  • BAB216 Publicity, Promotions And Public Relations
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    Music Industry Publicity, Promotions & PR provides the student with an understanding of core promotional activities required in todays music industry market, and the ability to incorporate them into an integrated marketing plan. Students will construct strong promotional campaigns across all platforms, and develop skills such as writing media releases, organising news conferences, undertaking media training for artists and briefing agencies, as well as handling communications in a crisis situation. The ethical and regulatory issues that can arise in promotional activity will also be studied. 
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: 500 word media release + 500 word supporting documentation, 20% Assessment 2: Promotional Plan, length 2,000 words, 40% Assessment 3: Examination - 2 hours, 40%

  • BAB114 Applied Business 1
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    The aim of this subject is for students to investigate real business scenarios (which present music business opportunities related to music events), design solutions and produce outcomes which are likely to satisfy key participants and stakeholders. With a focus on planning and delivering events through the innovative Music Industry Business Office (MiBO), the subject aims to create practical and real workplace skills that are applicable to the music industry and in wider business scenarios.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial for 13 weeks. 

    Assessment: Assessment 1: Weekly Group Report - Group Presentations, 10 minutes each, 20% Assessment 2: Project Brief, length 800 words, 20% Assessment 3: Network database creation, length 800 words, 20% Assessment 4: Reflective Journal, length 1600 words, 40%

  • BAB115 Technology Applications 1
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This subject is the first in a suite of subjects that aims to build students skills and knowledge in terms of computer technology applications, as they apply to a Music Business workplace environment where concepts, knowledge, and skills acquired can be transferred into practical application. Students will familiarise themselves with common Music Business workplace software programs and applications and will set the foundation for future computer technology subjects via the use of practical computing skills.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks. 

    Assessment: Assessment 1: Office Suite Documents, 8 x 1 page documents, 30% Assessment 2: Promotional Materials, 5 x 1 page documents, 40% Assessment 3: Adobe Suite Documents, 5 x 1 page documents, 30%

  • BAB121 Music Industry Studies 2 (Management)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    Music Industry Studies 2 continues directly from Music Industry Studies 1. Students will expand upon and consolidate concepts, knowledge, understanding and skills concerning the music industry with a particular focus on conceptual and theoretical understanding of the principles, practice, roles and functions of band and artist management and administration. Students will develop key skills of band and artist management.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB111
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Influential Manager Presentation, 5 minute presentation, plus 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 2: Portfolio of Common Management Documents, length 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 3: Contract Negotiation, length 1,000 words, 40% Assessment 4: Tutorial participation and in-class exercises, 20%

  • BAB122 Law (Music Industry)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject serves as an introduction to the operation of law in Australian industry and commerce. It addresses the Australian legal system, sources of law, the law of contract including the law relating to professional negligence. This subject considers contract law in relation to its application in common music industry contracts such as recording and publishing deals, artist management contracts and venue agreements.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hours tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: In class test, 1 hour, 20% Assessment 2: Case Studies, length 2,000 words, 30% Assessment 3: In class participation and in-class exercises, 10% Assessment 4: Examination, 2 hours, 40%

  • BAB223 Music Industry Marketing
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with relevant business approaches and principles to successfully work within the music industry. This subject provides students with a thorough conceptual understanding of marketing principles and fundamentals. The key focus will be on the application of these concepts to all aspects of the music industry, including music-specific topics such as image making for performing artists and the practice of public relations.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Sales Pitch Presentation, length 15 minutes, 20% Assessment 2: Marketing Plan, length 3,000 words, 50% Assessment 3: Examination, one hour, 20% Assessment 4: Class participation and completion of in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB124 Applied Business 2
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This is a workshop-based subject that mentors students through the process of booking and promoting multi-bill shows at established venues. Students will build on skills developed in Applied Business 1 with an increased focus on promotional and communication skills, as well as further emphasis on finding and developing talent.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks. 

    Prerequisites: BAB114 Applied Business 1
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Event Plan, length 1500 words, 30% Assessment 2: Journal, length 1600 words, 40% Assessment 3: Critical Reflection, length 800 words, 20% Assessment 4: Weekly report, length 5 minutes, 10%


  • Year 2


  • BAB211 Music Industry Studies 3 (Record Industry)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject further develops knowledge and skills in the Music Industry suite of subjects. The first part of this subject looks at record companies in depth: their history, structures and operations, and contracts. It will consider the different types of recording deals and contracts available. The subject will then consider how to choose the best deal for an artist and how to fulfil the artist’s contractual obligations. The subject covers the skills required by artists or their managers to gauge specific recording contract potential for best fit with the music act. The second part of this subject involves the research, planning, preparation and successful completion of an Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Journal. Students will learn the fundamentals of A&R, including production schedules, recording processes, release schedules, budgeting for a release and presenting a pitch. Assessment will enable students to undertake the A&R procedure with a real band of their own selection.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB121
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Short answer test covering industry fundamentals including key terms and definitions, one hour, 25% Assessment 2: Contract Summary and evaluation, length 1,000 words, 25% Assessment 3: A & R Journal, length 2,000 words, 25% Assessment 4: A & R Pitch Presentation, length 5 minutes, 15% Assessment 5: Class participation and completion of in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB212 Special Event Management And Live Touring
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject presents an introduction to the provision and management of special events such as music festivals, local music shows, state-wide and national touring. Students will learn the critical elements of creating, staging and facilitating music events such as securing venues, catering, logistics, safety and risk, travel, accommodation, band requirements and marketing. Students will also gain an understanding of the role that these events play in society, and how they contribute to, and impact upon, host communities.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Part A: Event Concept Assignment using an event template, length 1,500 words, 30% Assessment 1: Part B: Peer Review and Feedback, 1,000 words, 10% Assessment 2: Live Case Study, length 1,500 words, 20% Assessment 4: Event Plan: Group Project plan of a major music event, tour or festival of over 1,000 people, to potential sponsors, length 10 minutes, 40%

  • BAB113 Copyright
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject provides students with a comprehensive understanding of key concepts pertaining to music copyright and considers the fundamental role that it plays in the exploitation of music, artwork, photography, film and merchandising, as they relate to the music industry. The principles and functions of collection societies and of copyright-generated royalties are also considered. International systems for copyright exploitation and protection will be studied and this subject concludes with consideration being given to the future of copyright and possible changes in current legislation.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Copyright Case Studies, length 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 2: Fortnightly research tasks investigating copyright issues, length 2,000 words total, 40% Assessment 3: 2 hour Exam, 40%

  • BAB214 Applied Business 3
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This is a practical subject that builds on skills and knowledge acquired in the previous subjects in this stream. The aim of this subject is to mentor students through the process of creating and maintaining a functioning and profitable on-campus 360-degree record label. Artists will A&R and sign artists, organise distribution, marketing, international licensing, and book shows, including supports, and tours. The structure of the group will mirror the organisational structure of a record label with various departments responsible for the different label functions. Each artist will have a label manager responsible for overseeing the functions of the label in respect of the artists signed.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture , hour tutorial for 13 weeks,
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB124 Applied Business 2
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Project Brief, length 1,000 words, 30% Assessment 2: Journal, length 1600 words, 50% Assessment 3: Weekly Report, 10 minutes per team, 10% Assessment 4: Critical Analysis, length 500 words, 10%

  • BAB215 Technology Applications 3
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired in the ‘Technology Applications’ suite of subjects. The subject will discuss the concept of social media and the evolution of this new form of communication from simple online communities to large networks. The role of technology in changing the techniques marketers use to communicate with their consumers will be investigated, including business strategies for incorporating social media into marketing and promotions, and how this technology can be effectively managed and controlled. This subject will investigate how consumers use social media to circumvent the traditional methods of marketing and promotion and begin talking directly with other consumers via technologies like Facebook and Twitter. The subject analyses underlying theories of community and how Web 2.0 technology has enhanced this concept of online communities and social networks to incorporate the Internet. The subject will also provide students with hands-on experience including the creation of marketing and products using Web 2.0 technology.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB125 Technology Applications 2
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Assignment: review of social media applications in Music Business, length 1200 words, 40% Assessment 2: Multimedia Marketing Strategy Campaign: Presentation length 10 minutes, 20% Assessment 3: Multimedia Marketing Strategy Campaign: Written Report, length 1200 words, 30% Assessment 4: In-class participation and completion of short in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB221 Music Industry Studies 4 (Future Of Music)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject explores the body of knowledge that constitutes the evolving nature of the music industry, and provides a thorough theoretical foundation and understanding of the functions, driving forces and operations that shape this industry. In this subject, which continues from Music Industry Studies 3, students will expand upon and consolidate concepts, knowledge, understanding and analytical thinking as they consider the future of the music industry. This subject provides a conceptual framework for students to evaluate the current trends and changes within the music industry, impacts of changes in the operating environment and possible outcomes and future projections. Students will explore how the music of the future will be delivered and accessed by consumers. It is expected that students will develop maturity in undertaking self-initiated and self-directed work, reflective thinking and practice, creativity and innovation, and critical evaluation of their own work.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB211
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Essay: Critical Review of Recent Changes in the Music Industry, length 1500 words, 40% Assessment 2: Research Essay: New business models for a new era in the music industry, length 2,500 words, 30% Assessment 3: Tutorial Presentation: review of the week's reading, length 15 minutes, 20% Assessment 4: In-class participation and completion of in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB213 Accounting For Decision Making
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject introduces the underlying general principles and practices of accounting, a framework that represents an international ‘language of business’. This subject enables stakeholders to explain and apply the concepts underlying accounting systems and practice. Students will understand how accounting reports and financial statements can inform decisions made for organisations, including those taken by managers and stakeholders, and the basis upon which useful financial information is sourced, prepared, and presented.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Part A: Summary of roles of financial accounting and management accounting in a large service organisation, length 200 words Assessment 1: Part B: Analysis and comparison of businesses in a hypothetical business context, length 8000 words, TOTAL 20% Assessment 2: Ratio Analysis evaluation and report, length 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 3: Examination, 3 hours, 60%

  • BAB123 Publishing
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject provides students with a comprehensive understanding of key concepts in music publishing. The principles and functions of the publishing industry as a system within the music industry, and role of the publisher in collecting copyright-generated royalties are also considered. This subject includes an in-depth study of the different types of publishing contracts and dissects some typical publishing contracts. Students will be able to use contracts to determine deal points that will assist them in calculating publishing income.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB113 Copyright
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Fortnightly research assignments on roles, issues and themes of music publishing, length 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 2: Publishing income and expenditure calculations - take home assignment, length 2,000 words, 30% Assessment 3: Examination, 2 hours, 40% Assessment 4: In-class participation and in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB224 Applied Business 4
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This is a practical, workshop-based subject that aims to mentor students through the process of creating and maintaining a functioning and profitable campus, 360-degree record label. Building on the skills and knowledge developed in Applied Business 3, students will further their skills in the knowledge of distribution, marketing and promotions, international licensing, and book shows for their artists, including supports and tours. The structure of the group will mirror the structure of a record label with different departments responsible for various label functions. Students will work in small groups of 2-4 students.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB214 Applied Business 3
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Project Brief, length 1,000 words, 30% Assessment 2: Journal, length 1600 words, 50% Assessment 3: Critical Analysis, length 500 words, 10% Assessment 4: Weekly Report, length 10 minutes per team, 10%

  • BAB225 Technology Applications 4
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired through the ‘Technology Applications’ stream. This subject will develop the basic skills of website authoring, from design to implementation. Students will develop skills in the creation of digital content for a Content Management System (CMS) and learn how to apply principles of web design to develop a website using a CMS.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB215 Technology Applications 3
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Simple website design, 20% Assessment 2: Full webhost and CMS implementation, including users, basic menu system ad some content, 25% Assessment 3: Presentation of a dynamic website for the Music Business Market, including demonstration of CMS responses to client questions, 45% Assessment 4: Participation and completion of in-class exercises, 10%


  • Year 3


  • BAB311 Social Research And Business Statistics
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject presents an introduction to social science research methodology and business statistics. It seeks to provide students with critical thinking and analytical skills as applied to empirical research. The subject consists of two sections: the first deals with social and business research methods as well as contemporary research issues; the second covers basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Journal Article Critique, length 1,000 words, 20% Assessment 2: Group Research Project: data collection & analysis, length 1500 words, 30% Assessment 3: Presentation of Group Research Project, length 15 minutes, 10% Assessment 4: Examination, 2 hours, 40%

  • BAB312 Music Industry Studies 5 (International Business)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Music Industry Studies stream. The subject will examine theory and policies relating to international business from a management and organisational perspective. Topic areas will include international trade, foreign investment, international finance and consideration of the Australian music industry in the international context. The approach taken will be to demonstrate the similarities in theoretical perspectives between the Australian music industry and international markets, in order to allow students to analyse opportunities to develop international business. There will be an emphasis on the import and export of the artist and music products.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: BAB221
    Assessment: Assessment 1: International music tour planning project, length 2,000 words, 25% Assessment 2: Presentation on innovative company or country, length 10 minutes, 25% Assessment 3: Weekly Tutorial Participation, length 200 words per week, 25% Assessment 4: Examination - one hour, 25%

  • BAB314 Applied Business 5
    3.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired in the Applied Business suite of subjects. In this subject, using collaborative investigative, planning and management methods students will acquire, and apply, knowledge and key practical skills that prepare them for entry into the music industry. A significant reference will be made to import/export initiatives working in concert with the Music Industry Studies 5 (International Business) subject. The campus record label—Boxer Records—component of the subject will study the key elements of applied research and entrepreneurial thinking in relation to idea and business creation, and the contextual potential of the music video. It will also consider the current climate of the music industry, so that students can ally entrepreneurial thinking to their own music industry careers. Students will be actively encouraged to continue developing their business networks with a view to gaining potential internships for the upcoming semester.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB224 Applied Business 4
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Project Brief, length 1,000 words, 30% Assessment 2: Journal, length 1600 words, 50% Assessment 3: Weekly Group Report, 10 minutes per team, 10% Assessment 4: Critical Analysis, 500 words, 10%

  • BAB315 Technology Applications 5
    3.0 points

    26.0 hours

    This subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired in the ‘Technology Applications’ stream of subjects. In this subject, students will develop, analyse, and conceptualise and create content-rich media that meets the needs of music industry clients. To reach the maximum potential audience, artists and music businesses need to have a wide range of content-rich media available for use as promotional tools. This subject aims to provide students with skills, knowledge and the technical ability to allow them to assess and analyse the multimedia needs of their clients. Students will generate different types of media suitable for different types of client groups. The types of media skills required include shooting and editing video, embedding content into media, creating animations, and considering appropriate file type conversion, and merging and synchronising different media such as audio/film/graphic material.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB225 Technology Applications 4
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Analysis of a short film, length 1,000 words, 15% Assessment 2: Creation and placing of a short animation, length 10 seconds, 10% Assessment 3: Photoshoot for a Band, Artist or Business, 25% Assessment 4: Promotional video or short film for a Band, Artist or Business, 50%

  • BAB323 Entrepreneurship And Innovation
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This unit provides students with an understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and new venture generation, and start-up. Students will learn how to leverage business management knowledge and use it successfully in entrepreneurial ventures. A key focus will be the development of enterprising and entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and behaviours, to ensure the effective establishment of ideas, management or work, regardless of organisational context.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Nil
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Essay, length 1,500 words, 30% Assessment 2: Tutorial Leadership, length 15 minutes, 20% Assessment 3: Entrepreneurial Opportunity - Group or Individual project, length 3,000 words, 40% Assessment 4: Class participation and in-class exercises, 10%

  • BAB313 Management
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject explores the body of knowledge surrounding management theory and practice, and evaluates the impact on management decision-making in the Australasian context. The subject develops student understanding of the changing contexts of, and demands on, management, particularly as relevant to Music Business. Theories and practices of individual and group behaviour in the context of organisations and their environment are explored. This subject provides fundamental knowledge and skills for students planning a career within organisations. The nature, contexts and practices of management and leadership, change management, human resource management and time management will be studied through theory, case studies and the sharing of personal experiences.

    Contact hours are 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Research Essay: Review of management theory and application, including self-reflection, length 2,000 words, 40% Assessment 2: Written Report, length 1200 words, 10% Assessment 3: Tutorial Presentation, 10 minutes, 10% Assessment 4: Examination, 2 hours, 40%

  • BAB321 Production Principles And Aesthetics
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    Students will learn about the theory and nature of sound and develop fundamental skills in understanding audio signal flow, music recording and the use of advanced music recording software and digital audio workstations. The key outcomes for students are to gain a working knowledge of studio production principles and practices, as well as the knowledge and language needed to communicate with professionals in team settings on music initiatives. Students will record and manipulate audio, work with midi, edit and use effects, and mix a final product. Students explore the aesthetics of music and are challenged to review music from a wide range of genres and styles. Students will gain skills and knowledge in the perception and descriptions of music, as required for working in the music industry. Further, students will develop the capacity to assess artists, performances and recordings in a wide range of styles and genres in relation to social and cultural contexts in which the music is produced and presented.

    Contact hours are 2 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: None
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Editing and mixing, 15% Assessment 2: Studio recording project, 15% Assessment 3: Audio Theory test 20% Assessment 4: Fortnightly responses to aesthetics questions, length 200 words, 25% Assessment 5: Aesthetics Essay, 25%

  • BAB322 Music Industry Studies 6 (Grants/funding)
    6.0 points

    39.0 hours

    This subject builds on knowledge and skills acquired through the ‘Music Industry Studies’ subject stream. Through this particular subject, students will gain a thorough understanding of sources of funding available to support the music industry, including government grants. They will gain a comprehensive conceptual understanding of the Federal and State funding frameworks, the principles of grant writing, evaluation and management, and the responsibilities of individuals and entities funded by the taxpayer. This subject will include developing an understanding of entrepreneurial innovation and export grants, as well as traditional arts funding sources.

    Contact hours 1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial each week for 13 weeks.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB312 Music Industry Studies 5 (International Business)
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Sources of Appropriate Funding, at least 12 appropriate sources detailed on template provided, 20% Assessment 2: Grant Budgeting, fully itemised, balanced budget, 20% Assessment 3: Weekly short in-class grant-writing exercises of 200 words, 20% Assessment 4: Major Grant Funding Application, 1,000 words, 40%

  • BAB324 Internship
    6.0 points

    52.0 hours

    This subject aims to provide knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a career, and work professionally in the music industry. Conceptual, procedural and dispositional capacities will all be considered. Students will gain an understanding of their own strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills, abilities, graduate attributes and employability skills. Students will reflect on their profile using this broad framework and apply it to a career management strategy. At the end of this subject the student will have completed a music industry internship that will complement their career development goals. Students will be involved in activities within a professional Music Business environment, which could include a record label, a music publishing business, performance venue, or a promotional entrepreneur, for example. The student will execute and then review their internship as they observe, gain, analyse and critically assess skills and knowledge gathered in this placement, and reflect on the implications for and refine future career goals and directions. Students will be supervised by an industry professional, and/or, an academic mentor. The internship must be negotiated with, and approved by, the subject co-ordinator.

    Contact hours are: 1 hour lecture per week for 13 weeks, and 12 full days at the students' internship site.
    Prerequisites: Yes - BAB314 Applied Business 5
    Assessment: Assessment 1: Internship Proposal, length 1,500 words, 30% Assessment 2: Critical Reflection and report on internship undertaken, length 2,000 words, 40% Assessment 3: Supervisor's report, 10% Assessment 4: Critical Reflection on Supervisor's report, length 1,000 words, 10% Assessment 5: Class participation and in-class exercises, 10%


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Admissions Data & Indicative Enrolments


Applicant background

Semester one / Full year intake - 2019
 

Number of students

% of all students

(A) Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)

<5

NP

(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study

<5

NP

(C) Work and life experience (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)

<5

NP

(D) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

NA

NA

Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

NA NA

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 NP

International students

0

0%

All students

6

100%

Notes:

  • <5 - less than 5 students
  • NA - students not accepted in this category
  • NP - not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

We expect to enrol between 20 and 25 students.

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