16 weeks full time / 32 weeks part time
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. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Music CUA40920 (Sound Production) will help you develop fundamental sound production skills in both studio and live production environments, with a focus on music production.
The Certificate IV in Music CUA40920 (Sound Production) is designed as a hands-on course and students will learn at an industry standard. Train in Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose-built, fully-equipped sound studios and real Melbourne performance venues. You’ll work with analogue studio equipment and digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Ableton and Pro Tools to prepare a professional portfolio of work to support your entry into the music industry. This course focuses on collaboration and entrepreneurship, with creative integrated projects fostering connections between students and networking for your future career. 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, Stonefield and rock and roll DJ icon Stan Rofe.
At the conclusion of the course, you’ll have developed an understanding of principles and techniques in recording, live sound, and electronic music production to further develop your own sound production interests. You might find 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.
At the conclusion of the course, you’ll have developed an understanding of principles and techniques in recording, live sound, and electronic music production to further develop your own sound production interests.
Successful completion of Certificate IV in Music CUA40920 (Sound Production) will enable you to enrol in our Diploma of Music CUA50820 (Sound Production) or Advanced Diploma of Music CUA60520 (Sound Production).
Sound Production at Melbourne Polytechnic
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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.
Full time: 16 weeks 1 semester
Part time: 32 weeks 2 semesters part time
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.
|BSBESB301||Investigate business opportunities||Core||25|
|CUACMP311||Implement copyright arrangements||Core||20|
|CUAIND411||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields||Core||45|
|CUAMCP313||Create simple musical pieces using music technology||Elective||35|
|CUAMWB402||Manage feedback on creative practice||Core||40|
|CUAPPM513||Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes||Elective||150|
|CUAPPR411||Realise a creative project||Elective||90|
|CUASOU212||Perform basic sound editing||Elective||30|
|CUASOU306||Operate sound reinforcement systems||Elective||40|
|CUASOU312||Develop and apply knowledge of audio theory||Elective||60|
|CUASOU317||Record and mix basic music demos||Elective||40|
|CUASOU321||Mix music in studio environments||Elective||60|
|CUASOU331||Undertake live audio operations||Elective||100|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
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