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Michael Costa

portrait of Michael Costa

Michael is an audio engineer and teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic. He is a highly experienced and motivated audio expert, passionate about every aspect of audio composing, recording, mixing and mastering.

With over 30 years in the industry,  Michael brings his experience of changing and adapting to new technology to his students. Michael has extensive Pro Tools experience having grown up with the system since its early days as Sound Tools in the late 80s and began using Pro Tools on Version 1 in 1991. Michael is among the top tier of Pro Tools engineers in Australia.  Some of his music project collaborators include INXS and Kasey Chambers. He has also been involved in music production and audio for films such as Shine and Strictly Ballroom 

Michael has been teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2012, and loves showing his students how to get the best out of technology. He is genuinely excited by the advances in audio engineering technology and shares this enthusiasm with his students.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Technology from LaTrobe University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from Melbourne Polytechnic.  

Music and Music Production Courses at MP

Bachelor of Music
Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
VTAC Higher Education, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Music recognises that great musicians require a solid musical foundation, skills to adapt to current trends and awareness of a global spectrum of music.
Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting and Music Production
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Start your creative career with the Undergraduate Certificate in Songwriting and Music Production.
Advanced Diploma of Music - Performance CUA60520
Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
VTAC Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
Polish your performance skills and step into the limelight as you prepare for nights playing in Melbourne’s leading music venues. Take the next step in your musical career with the Advanced Diploma of Music CUA60520 (Performance).
Certificate IV in Music Industry - Sound Production CUA40915
Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
VTAC Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time, Part Time - Fairfield
Can you hear us? Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music Industry CUA40915 (Sound Production) is the best place to start developing your knowledge and skills in this exciting field.
Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production
Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
VTAC Higher Education, Sound Production, Music Performance and Industry - Full Time - Fairfield
Our Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production is a music artist’s degree for emerging songwriters, composers and music producers, who will be taught as artists. Be part of something unique - nowhere else in Australia can you explore your musical, artistic career in this way and to degree level.