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music industry course.


When you're serious about being the best and will hustle to make that a reality.

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"The course trained me so that I could effectively operate as an industry musician, session musician and work in studios. At the same time, you are also prepared for a ministry context. So you complete the course with the skills needed for the industry and the church."

- Keely McLeod
Music Industry Graduate, 2017.

Not every talented Christian musician is called to be a worship leader. There are some incredible Christ-centred musicians glorifying God in secular contexts, and we think there should be more.

The music industry course (more details on accreditation below) is a serious and challenging course that will push you to your limits so you can gain more of the skills required to become a professional musician.

This course is definitely for you if you have interests in pursuing music outside (and inside) the typical church context. You will enjoy this more intensive music course if you're looking to be challenged and stretched in your skills and capacity. With studio performance, arranging techniques, music industry knowledge, music technology, music theory & ear training, ensemble performance classes and 26 hours of private tuition, this course will be instrumental in transforming your musicianship. We believe offering the Diploma of Music Industry course in a Christian context reveals C3 College's commitment not just to developing excellent musicians, but also excellent people.


study one or two years.

First year.

CUA50815 / Diploma of Music Industry

Who is this course for?

This course is for Musicians who are wanting to be prepared for working in the Music Industry as well as in the Church.

Give me the facts.

Here's a quick break down of the first year:

  • 2 x 15 week semesters

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes

  • Classes from Monday - Thursday

You will be developed in:

  • Networking/self-promotion

  • Music theory

  • Extended music technique and performance skills

  • Studio performance and recording

  • Music arrangement for ensemble

  • Improvisation skills

  • Worship leading

  • Worship team development skills

Your training will include:

  • In-class training

  • Performance experience

  • Musical leadership experience in a range of performance settings

  • Studio recording experience

  • Worship leading

  • Theatre productions

  • Private tuition


Second year.

CUA60515 / Advanced Diploma of Music Industry

A course that with more focused training on developing you as a music director and worship leader, as you will be considered more capable and reliable for ministry opportunities.

Who is this course for?

This course is for Diploma of Music Industry graduates who want to further their training and preparation for working in the Church and/or Music Industry.

Give me the facts.

A quick break down of the second year:

  • 2 x 15 week semesters

  • Approximately 20 hours per week of classes

  • Classes from Tuesday - Thursday (8am-4pm)

You will be developed in:

  • Music business development

  • Music direction

  • Project management

  • People management

  • Worship team leadership

  • Creative collaboration

Your training will include:

  • Creating a music business model

  • One-on-one music business mentoring

  • Advanced improvisation

  • Advanced music theory and ear training

  • Performing with professional musicians

  • Recital performance

  • Ensemble performances

  • Studio production techniques


So how much does it cost?

To find out more information about our fees which change from year to year, click the link below.

So how many years should I study?

It's a good question. One that we don't recommend making without chatting to us. Luckily we love having a chat. Whether it's extravagant conversations, like how we can be involved in making your dream happen or discussions with more detailed, administrative queries, like figuring out the best schedule for you. Whatever questions you have, we want to talk them through with you.

subjects & timetables

subjects you'll study over two years will include:

Improvisation Techniques / Live Ensemble Performance / Studio Performance 

Music Industry Knowledge / Worship Team Leadership / Music Directing

Improvisation in Worship / Music Analysis and Chart Transcription / Chart Writing Technology 

Music Technology in Performance / Music Arranging Techniques

Project Management / Recital Preparation and Performance


Please note that timetables are subject to change semester by semester (and often do), but these are a great guide to help you with what to expect.

accreditation & applications

C3 College operates as a division of C3 Church Sydney Ltd, an ASQA Federally registered training provider (RTO #6292; CRICOS Provider Number 01880K) and students accepted into the programs may be eligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance and International Student Visas. Essentially this means we are legit, fully accredited and if you are an Australian studying with us, you may qualify for student benefits from the Australian government.


1 year full-time equivalent
Diploma of Music Industry (CUA50815)

2 years full-time (year 1 above or equivalent, plus 1 additional year)
Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (CUA60515)

To know more details about our accreditation click here. 

Application requirements.

We have two primary intakes for our creative arts courses. These intakes begin in February & July each year.

For creative arts students, we need you to:

→ Apply online (you can do this by clicking here now)
→ Send this online pastoral reference to your pastor
→ Submit an audition (view the requirements here) ←

Once we have received these important elements, your application is then reviewed by C3 College’s executive board for approval.
If approved, you will receive a letter of offer from us congratulating you on your successful application and what your next steps will be in your journey towards becoming a c3 college student.

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