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Music Industry

Advanced Diploma of

Sound Production Code: CUA60515 Cricos: 092777M
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months full time

Requirements

Certifiacte IV of Music Industry (Sound Production) or Diploma of Music. Interview.

Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Certificate IV of Music Industry (Sound Production) or Diploma of Music. Interview.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Get a head start in the world of sound

If you’ve dreamed of being a music producer working in state of the art studios with analogue and digital recording equipment, then Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) could be just the jam for you. Melbourne is the music capital of Australia and one of the greatest music cities in the world, with more live music venues per person than New York, Paris, Berlin or Tokyo. The music industry generates $25 million per year in Melbourne alone and there’s no better place to learn the ins and outs of the music production industry.

Purpose Built Facilities and Industry Connected Trainers

The Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) is designed as a hands-on course, and students will learn at an industry standard. You’ll train in Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose-built, fully-equipped sound studios. Work with analogue studio equipment and digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Abelton and Pro Tools. This course also focuses on collaboration and entrepreneurship, with creative integrated projects fostering connections between students. All of your teachers are active musicians with years of musical experience to help you amplify your musical skill set. Melbourne Polytechnic’s musical alumni include the founding members of ARIA-award winning band, Augie March, and rock and roll DJ icon Stan Rofe.

A Variety of Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you’ll have the skills to produce electronic music or develop sound design skills for theatre, film and television. You might work as a music producer, or work in post-production for radio, television, film and digital media. Other career opportunities include positions as a front of house operator, a monitor operator, a sound editor, or a studio engineer.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

  • Sound Editor
  • Producer
  • Music Editor
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer

Pathways

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.

Ash Ravens

Before I was out of school I got jobs in event management and sound production companies, theatres, mixing bands in pubs, and I’m producing bands. I really feel taken care of, I know if I raise a problem with a teacher or I need help or support they go beyond to help students.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Performance venues
  • Studio
  • Electronic music lab
  • Workshops
  • Classroom

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT601 RESEARCH AND APPLY CONCEPTS AND THEORIES OF CREATIVITY Core 65
BSBIPR501 MANAGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO PROTECT AND GROW BUSINESS Core 60
CUAMLT502 APPLY CONCEPTS OF MUSIC AND SOCIETY TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Core 40
CUAPPM504 MANAGE BUMP IN AND BUMP OUT OF SHOWS Core 150
CUAPPR401 REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT Core 60
CUAPPR505 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTICE Core 30
CUAPPR603 ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF CREATIVE PRACTICE Core 70
CUASOU405 RECORD SOUND Core 60
CUASOU502 MANAGE THE OPERATION OF STAGE MONITOR SYSTEMS Core 70
CUASOU503 DEVELOP SOUND DESIGNS Core 50
CUASOU505 IMPLEMENT SOUND DESIGNS Core 50
CUASOU506 CREATE A FINAL SOUND BALANCE Core 85
CUASOU507 COMPILE MUSIC FOR SOUND TRACKS Core 35
CUASOU601 MANAGE PRODUCTION OF SOUND DESIGNS Core 50
CUASOU602 MANAGE PRODUCTION OF SOUND RECORDINGS Core 50

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $8400 $16600
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $8650 $16850
Per year $16600
Per semester $8300

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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.
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.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview
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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

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.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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