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Unit description

Interrogates the portfolio career model for contemporary musicians. Students examine case studies of career pathways, theoretical underpinnings and provides an opportunity for students to develop strategies for the transition into their preferred career area. This is an advanced level core capstone unit for students completing the Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree.  

Unit content

  • Portfolio careers, lifelong learning
  • Music industry roles
  • Music education pathways
  • Business planning
  • marketing and promotion
  • Funding sources
  • Building a portfolio

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Identify and analyse current career pathways for musicians and contextualise in relation to broader employment patterns.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2Design and develop a business proposal related to students' own area of expertise and career aspirationIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
3Design, create and evaluate a portfolio presentation relevant to the students' own career trajectoryIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse current career pathways for musicians and contextualise in relation to broader employment patterns.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Design and develop a business proposal related to students' own area of expertise and career aspiration
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Design, create and evaluate a portfolio presentation relevant to the students' own career trajectory
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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