12 months full time
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBIPR501||Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business||Core||60|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake project work||Elective||60|
|CUAMLT502||Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice||Core||40|
|CUAPPM504||Manage bump in and bump out of shows||Elective||150|
|CUAPPR401||Realise a creative project||Elective||60|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice||Core||30|
|CUAPPR603||Engage in the business of creative practice||Core||70|
|CUASOU403||Manage audio system control networks||Elective||120|
|CUASOU502||Manage the operation of stage monitor systems||Elective||70|
|CUASOU503||Develop sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU505||Implement sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU506||Create a final sound balance||Elective||85|
|CUASOU507||Compile music for sound tracks||Elective||35|
|CUASOU601||Manage production of sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU602||Manage production of sound recordings||Elective||50|
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.
For detailed information download our course information bookletDownload
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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