1 year full time / 2 years part time
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 CUA60520 (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 CUA60520 (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 Ableton and Pro Tools. Our Advanced Diploma of Music CUA60520 (Sound Production) 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.
Have a chat with our highly experienced course advisors who can help you navigate your many career options.
As an Advanced Diploma of Music CUA60520 (Sound Production) 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.
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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
32 weeks across 2 semesters.
Assessment includes: observation of students' performance, oral questioning, written activities, and projects/portfolios of student work.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CUACMP511||Manage copyright arrangements||Core||20|
|CUAMLT512||Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice||Core||40|
|CUAPPM514||Manage bump in and bump out of shows||Elective||150|
|CUAPPM614||Plan and manage post-production activities||Elective||35|
|CUAPPR515||Establish and maintain safe creative practice||Core||40|
|CUAPPR613||Engage in the business of creative practice||Core||80|
|CUASOU413||Manage audio system control networks||Elective||120|
|CUASOU505||Implement sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU506||Create a final sound balance||Elective||85|
|CUASOU512||Manage operation of stage monitor systems||Elective||70|
|CUASOU513||Develop sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU517||Compile music for soundtracks||Elective||35|
|CUASOU611||Manage production of sound designs||Elective||50|
|CUASOU612||Manage production of sound recordings||Elective||50|
|SITEEVT010||Manage on-site event operations||Elective||60|
For detailed information download our course information bookletDownload
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
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Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
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