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Add to your existing skills or gain knowledge in a particular musical area with our certificate short courses. Course material is drawn from single units of our Bachelor of Music degree, and you are supported in your study by our world-class staff. Certificate short courses are available in Music Pedagogy, Music Psychology, Musicology, Musicianship, Composition and Music Technology. Study for professional development, or use the short courses as a pathway into the Bachelor of Music degree and get recognition of prior learning for units already completed.


All our courses are delivered 100% online, and can be studied in your own time from anywhere in the world.

music Pedagogy certificates

Understand how students learn, and best practices for teaching in the private instrumental or vocal studio. Discover some of the major theories, practices and methods used today, learn instrument-specific strategies for teaching technique, musicality, practice, memorisation, creativity and more. 

Our pedagogy courses equip musicians with the skills required to be effective and inspiring teachers to the next generation of musicians.
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music Psychology certificates

Learn about the multitude of ways humans experience and think about music. Discover how musical preferences are formed, how music supports us throughout our lives, and how music psychology influences teaching and pedagogy.

You'll explore recent developments in the fields of music therapy, music pedagogy and music psychology, and apply these to your own practice.



Music is influenced by the culture that it reflects and everything around it. It is also an influencer, and permeates every aspect of the world that we live in.

In our musicology short courses, you can explore the ways music has interacted with society throughout history, and the role it plays in everyday life. You will discover the interactions between music and art, architecture, literature, politics and social movements. 

You can also build your research skills and learn how to develop music research projects in a field of your choosing.
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Composition certificates

Learn how to create compelling melodies and versatile arrangements with our online composition certificate short courses.

You'll discover different means of notating musical ideas, as well as techniques for developing musical ideas. You'll explore form, instrumentation and arranging. You'll also create original works and arrangements of existing works.

Music Technology Certificates

Musicians create all the time, and we now have more tools than ever to create music digitally using technology.

In our Music Technology Certificate Short Courses, you'll learn the basics of audio engineering, mixing, and mastering. You can discover how to create your own unique sounds using virtual instruments, synthesizers and MIDI. You'll also create original works, arrangements and remixes. 

We also offer courses for musicians and teachers who are less familiar with technology, and want to build the foundational skills to confidently use technology in their daily teaching and performing practice.
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musicianship certificates

Musicianship brings music alive by unlocking the foundations upon which our music system is built. 

This takes the student from the basics of theory, aural and diatonic harmony, through to complex dives into chromaticism, jazz harmony, serialism and how these are used in award winning popular music.

This discipline underpins all others and shapes our music making whether as performers, teachers or composers

looking for something else?

We have study options for everyone! Our Bachelor of Music is fully accredited and can be studied from anywhere in the world. All our pathway study options can be used to apply for RPL for the Bachelor of Music and are online and flexible for students. Click below to take a look.
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