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Diploma of Music Industry - Music Production

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.

Music and Sound Production

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/or the work of other musicians. You will also manage the creation and installation of sound designs.

You may have already completed the Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) – either full-time, part-time or through the fast track option.

Industry connections and resources

This course will set you up for your music career. You could gain vital experience to add to your resume by working on shows and events produced by other student groups — on campus and in industry.

Your teachers have industry connections so they can pass their knowledge and insights onto you. They actively participate in the music industry, often having their own studios and recording facilities.

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

By the end 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 and mixing, making you suitable for work in music, multimedia and recording.

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.

Contact

If you would like further information on the Diploma of Music Industry – Music Production, please contact an Education and Career Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

CUA50815

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368634, Prahran 6900868634

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Performing Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - 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

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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Materials

You need to supply:
  • software licenses for Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic (to complete work away from class)
  • one or more personal data storage devices (such as hard disk drive) (highly recommended)
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)

Career Pathways

With a successful Diploma of Music Industry focused on Music and Sound Production, you will be able to apply for jobs as a DJ, sound designer, sound producer, audio engineer or composer

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

CUA50815

CRICOS Code

092774C

Campuses

PRAHRAN, FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

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

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

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)

Career Pathways

With a successful Diploma of Music Industry focused on Music and Sound Production, you will be able to apply for jobs as a DJ, sound designer, sound producer, audio engineer or composer

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.