Courses

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production)

CUA50815

Start your career in the music industry. Enrol in our Diploma of Music Industry with Music Production application, where you'll learn the specialist skills for sound production. You can then work as a professional composer, DJ, sound designer and sound producer in Melbourne's vibrant music scene.

Become an expert in sound production

Melbourne has a dynamic and exciting music scene that offers many unique venues and opportunities – the perfect place to turn your studies into a remarkable and fulfilling career.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s sound studios (at Fairfield and Prahran) are fully equipped to allow you to specialise in producing electronic music and sound for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television.

You will explore writing and producing original music and the work of other musicians. You will also manage the creation and installation of sound designs.

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.

Melbourne Polytechnic is an Avid Training Provider. You will also have the opportunity to become Pro Tools Certified Operators which looks great on your resume.

Employment outcomes

On completion of the course, you will have developed an excellent understanding of compositional techniques using electronic media and an understanding of recording, editing and mixing. You will have acquired skills in sound synthesis, composition and arrangement, along with recording, mixing and live sound.

Career pathways from this qualification include

  • Music producer
  • Electronic music artist
  • Sound Designer
  • Music composer and arranger
  • Music / Sound editor
  • DJ
  • Audio engineer
  • Live recording 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

International Student Intakes

February Intake: Fairfield campus
July Intake: Prahran campus

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

CUA50815

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368634
Prahran 6900868634

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
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:$10950

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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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

Pathways to further study

When you successfully complete the Diploma of Music Industry you will be able to enrol in our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

CUA50815

CRICOS Code

092774C

Campuses

FAIRFIELD (February intake), PRAHRAN (July Intake)

Duration

Full-time: 12 months


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
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 recognised equivalency

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.

Pathways to further study

When you successfully complete the Diploma of Music Industry you will be able to enrol in our CUA60515 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

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
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts 30
CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements 20
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30
CUAMCP401 Develop techniques for arranging music 45
CUAMCP402 Develop techniques for composing music 35
CUAMCP501 Compose music using electronic media 60
CUAMLT501 Refine aural perception skills 60
CUAMPF408 Develop performance techniques on a second instrument 40
CUAMPF502 Incorporate interactive technology into performance 60
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work 80
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level 80
CUASOU401 MIX LIVE AUDIO 140
CUASOU407 Edit sound 65
CUASOU409 Mix recorded music 50
CUASOU504 Produce sound recordings 100

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.