The performing arts department offer courses designed to prepare you for live performance and to help build your career in the music industry. We offer one on one teaching, collaborative projects and introductions to industry networks.
Helping your creativity shine
We recognise that practical experience is the most important facet of the performing arts industry. We provide you with opportunities for live performance and a range of production facilities. You and your colleagues will work collaboratively in areas such as:
- Music Performance
- Music Business
- Sound Production
- Film and Television Production
- Live Production – Theatre and Events
- Theatre Arts and Digital Media Technologies
You will have the opportunity to collaborate on many projects including Melbourne Polytechnic’s annual Yarra Edge Music Festival.
Expert teachers and state of the art technology
Melbourne Polytechnic Performing Arts department delivers training at Fairfield, Collingwood and Prahran campuses. We offer industry-standard recording studios, high definition television and commercial video editing facilities to a broad range of industry clients.
Music students have access to recording studios and rehearsal spaces decked out with modern equipment. We have computer laboratories with the latest software and hardware, and we offer fully equipped performance theatres.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Screen and Media is at the cutting edge of broadcast education in Australia. You will have access to a $2.1 million world class television studio. The studio provides the opportunity for direct experience in industry standard computer-based workflows.
Facilities also include:
- digital mastering studios
- post production edit suites
- high end recording studios
- fully equipped performance theatres
- fully equipped rehearsal and practice facilities
- HD TV production studios
- industry standard software including Pro-Tools, Sibelius, Media Composer, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Reason
- multiple music production labs (MAC)
- sound design and research labs
- class sets of Wacom tablets
- out-of-hours access to practice facilities
- elevated work platforms for rigging and lighting
- lighting design software and digital desks
- HD studio
- EVS and central server technology
- VIZrt graphics system
- wifi access across campuses and training spaces
- access to online resources and training videos
You will be taught by industry professionals in the areas of music, performance, music business management, television and video production, and sound production. The Performing Arts department is located at Fairfield and Prahran campuses and Television Production is offered at our Collingwood Campus.
For information about our courses:
Phone: 03 9269 8400
|Certificate III in Screen and Media|
Learn the ropes and begin your career in TV and video production at the cutting edge of broadcast education in Australia! Learn the tools of the trade from the pros in a fabulous facility with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Screen and Media
|Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games|
Don't play around, make gaming your career! If you love digital interactivity and want to make a career of it, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games provides the foundation to make your gaming dreams come true.
|Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - Part-time|
Take the next step in creating the music you love by building your musicianship skills and knowledge. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) - part-time - is designed to improve musicianship skills while providing experience in performance, preparing you for the music industry and/or further study. As a part-time student you can choose from a range of units offered on campus (at Fairfield), online and off campus.
|Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance)|
If music is your love and you want to build that passion into a career, then Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Music Industry (Performance) is most definitely for you! Focusing on performance and musicianship, the Certificate IV in Music Industry will give you a solid foundation for your future.
|Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)|
Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic can help you start a career in Sound Production with our Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production stream). It's the best place to start developing your knowledge and skills in this exciting field
|Certificate IV in Screen and Media|
Start your career in TV and video production at the cutting edge of broadcast education in Australia! Learn the tools of the trade from the pros in a fabulous facility with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Screen and Media.
|Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costume for Performance)|
Turn your costume-making talent into a career by completing Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services - Costume for Performance stream. This acclaimed and widely recognised course will prepare you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a costume workroom
|Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services|
Control the action in live production with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services. If you have a passion for theatre lighting, stage/event management, visions systems and theatre sound, then this popular course will give you comprehensive knowledge and skills to start a rewarding career
|Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)|
Follow your dream and build on your musical skills in Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream). This hands-on course is the next stanza in creating the music you love as you prepare for a career in the industry, or for further music study.
|Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)|
Complete Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business stream) and take charge of your career with a course specifically designed to enhance the career prospects of band managers, music marketers, music event organisers, writers, composers, performers and those planning to work in the many and varied business areas of the music industry
|Diploma of Screen and Media (Sports Broadcasting)|
Become one of tomorrow’s media makers at Melbourne Polytechnic. Enrol in the Diploma of Screen and Media - Sports Broadcasting stream and develop your production and post-production skills in this highly sought field.
|Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)|
When you complete Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services stream), you’ll be set for a career in the entertainment industry. If you’re serious about a career as a make-up artist you’ll learn all the tricks of the trade... and your friends will love you at Hallowe'en!
|Diploma of Music Industry - Music Production|
If your passion is producing your own music and sound designs, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry focusing on Music Production will hone your skills to a professional, commercial-release standard
|Diploma of Theatre Arts|
Indulge your passion for theatre performance, production and design. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Theatre Arts will set the stage for you while you gain comprehensive knowledge and skills for the industry.
|Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)|
Take the next step in your musical career with the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance Stream), at Melbourne Polytechnic. Hone your skills, gain new knowledge and step into the limelight for success in the music industry.
|Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media|
Learn the latest from the greatest at Melbourne Polytechnic when you undertake the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. Get job ready and learn from the pros in a world-class, state-of-the-art TV studio.
|Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)|
If sound is your thing and if you have some experience in sound production or already completed the Diploma of Music Industry, then Melbourne Polytechnic is the place to be and the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry - Sound Production stream, is the course for you! Low staff-to-student ratio and high quality technology make this course highly appealing
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