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Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Amplify and fine-tune your skills in sound production. Learn from industry-experienced teachers who are keen to pass on their expertise and insights to you. If you’re interested in working in the music production industry as a sound producer or engineer - then our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry course is for you.

Music and Sound Production

Go one step further in developing your expertise in sound production

Advance your career opportunities as a sound producer. We offer a low staff to student ratio, high quality technology and practical hands-on learning.

We have sound studios at both our Fairfield and Prahran campuses, where you’ll specialise in producing electronic music and sound for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television.

Learn in our recording studio with live sound reinforcement and excellent post-production facilities.

Industry connections and resources

Our teachers actively participate in the music industry, many have their own studios and recording facilities. You will gain experience using a wide range of microphones and mixers and practice editing with Avid Pro Tools.

This is industry standard software used for music production, film scoring, film and television, postproduction, musical notation and MIDI sequencing.

Employment outcomes

On completion of the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production stream) you may also gain employment in allied sectors such as multimedia, game design and corporate AV.

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • Analysis of finished sound recordings
  • Answering questions about tasks being performed
  • Teacher observation
  • Short verbal tests
  • Written assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information, or to take your application further, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400 or by email.

Local Students

Code

CUA60515

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368774

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$7450
Ineligible:$10400

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment occurs during classroom sessions and practical sessions. Methods, such as observation of students' performance and actions, questions about the tasks being performed, short verbal tests, written tests, written assignments, and analysis of finished sound recordings will all be used

Materials

We will supply learning materials, books and a personal data storage device. It is helpful to own a computer with sound production software to be able to work from home. There are no materials fees

Entrance Requirements

Pathways to further study

As a graduate you may be eligible to apply for other vocational training and university courses in recording, sound design and post-production for film and television, theatre, audio/visual technology, radio production and new media

Career Pathways

Once you have completed the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) you will be qualified to work in:
  • recording studios
  • festivals and events
  • live sound production companies
  • audio-visual production companies
  • media post-production organisations
  • government organisations

Enrolment Intake

  • April

International Students

Code

CUA60515

CRICOS Code

092777M

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Assessment Methods

Assessment occurs during classroom sessions and practical sessions. Methods, such as observation of students' performance and actions, questions about the tasks being performed, short verbal tests, written tests, written assignments, and analysis of finished sound recordings will all be used

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6825
  • Tuition fees per year: $13650
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Pathways to further study

As a graduate you may be eligible to apply for other vocational training and university courses in recording, sound design and post-production for film and television, theatre, audio/visual technology, radio production and new media

Career Pathways

Once you have completed the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) you will be qualified to work in:
  • recording studios
  • festivals and events
  • live sound production companies
  • audio-visual production companies
  • media post-production organisations
  • government organisations
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity 65
BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business 60
CUAMLT502 Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice 40
CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows 150
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice 70
CUASOU405 Record sound 60
CUASOU502 Manage the operation of stage monitor systems 70
CUASOU503 Develop sound designs 50
CUASOU505 Implement sound designs 50
CUASOU506 Create a final sound balance 85
CUASOU507 Compile music for soundtracks 35
CUASOU601 Manage production of sound designs 50
CUASOU602 Manage production of sound recordings 50

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.