Courses

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

CUA60515

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.

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

Teaching staff are active practitioners with years of industry experience, eager to impart their insights and share opportunities with passionate students.

Students work in state of the art recording and live performance facilities, using analogue and digital technologies, and industry standard software packages; Pro Tools and Ableton live.

Collaboration and entrepreneurship are at the core of the program, with integrated creative projects facilitating networking with students from other disciplines.

Employment outcomes

On completion of the course you will have developed advanced work flows and techniques for the production of music and sound in a variety of professional contexts including; music production, post production, sound reinforcement and sound design. Career pathways from this qualification include; music producer, sound designer, audio post-production for radio, television, film and digital media, FOH operator, monitor operator, sound editor and music production engineer.

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

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

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.

Local Students

Code

CUA60515

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368314

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
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

Performance venues, Studio, Electronic music lab, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$7700
Ineligible:$10750

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 annual 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

Learning materials are supplied. Software and equipment required is available for use on campus. 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

  • apply through VTAC or direct to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • applicants with experienced industry and/or previous qualifications at the relevant level may gain entry directly into Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • interview required (book online)

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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

CUA60515

CRICOS Code

092777M

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
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

Performance venues, Studio, Electronic music lab, Workshops, Online, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7175
  • Tuition fees per year: $14350
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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 Melbourne Polytechnic 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

Learning materials are supplied. Software and equipment required is available on campus. It is helpful to own a computer with sound production software to be able to work from home. There are no materials fees.

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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.