49 years, more than 3860 students graduated, more than 300 current enrolments and more than 4000 exams conducted; The Australian Guild of Music Education is one of the most comprehensive music and speech education providers in Australia.
Based in Kooyong, Melbourne, the non-profit organisation has 49 years of experience that is concentrated into its courses. For those interested in gaining employment in music generally, AGME offers Certificate II, III and IV courses in Music Industry. Following this, prospective students can also enrol in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Music Industry, which is followed by the Bachelor of Music degree.
Regardless of what course you choose, The Guild’s aims are to set their students on a path towards long-term careers in music, specifically in the fields of recording, live performance, music retail, licensing, film and television, multimedia, advertising, media and music theory. It’s through these, students gain a wide range of knowledge in all subjects; and this prepares students when choosing to develop on any one single skill plus use another skill in music to gain income in the music industry.
The qualifications are accredited nationally and recognised internationally, so wherever your life takes you, your qualification will be behind you – and they have tons of graduates who are living proof of this.
With high qualified and experienced teachers, AGME’s facilities are just as extensive and as advanced as its staff, featuring a concert hall and two state-of-the art of the art recording studios along with small class sizes to ensure quality contact.
The great thing about AGME is that they also cater to those outside of Melbourne. All of AGME’s courses are available to be undertaken either by distance or by attendance, which is great news for musicians throughout the country or in remote areas who can simply maintain weekly contact via MOODLE e-learning through chats, forums and messaging.
The Guild also specialise in public examinations for music and drama, ranging from introductory to advanced. These exams are open to anyone, with students of registered teachers receiving discounts on entry fees.
The courses they teach, and the ways they teach them, are practical and in step with current industry practice, developing the courses for the in-demand jobs, in close collaboration with industry, and ultimately, give you the qualities and qualifications employers seek.
For more information head to guildmusic.edu.au.