Music at Dickson offers students a wide range of opportunities for Music students. Tertiary and Accredited students study four units in the two years which include Rock and Pop, Music for film, Ensembles and Self-directed studies. Jazz Tertiary students study early Jazz, Blues, Swing and Bebop and Funk.
In each unit students practice and present for performance, compose music and study the particular music of that unit. Students working in the Jazz units practise and perform in jazz combos and in a big band.
There are excellent facilities for practice, industry standard PA, microphones, amps and instruments. The music room includes a computer lab with state of the art recording, notation and sequencing software and hardware.
Students have the opportunity to study Tertiary Music at the ANU school of music as a part of their Dickson College program.
Music Industry is a C course which is a nationally recognised vocational program giving students a Certificate II in Music Industry. The units are designed to develop competencies in the Music Industry and to give access to future employment opportunities in this field.
Work placements are available in a variety of Music Industry businesses. Students learn or further develop their skills on an instrument, work in bands, learn how to mix sound for performances, compose songs using live instruments and/or computers and study recording techniques and studio engineering.