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Diploma of Music Industry

VTAC Music Production Code: CUA50815 Cricos: 092774C VTAC Number: 6900368634

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

Make some serious noise

Enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production) and learn specialist skills for sound production. A qualification and real industry experience will help you stand out of the crowd in the competitive music industry. Australia’s songwriting industry is worth almost $400 million a year. Melbourne, with its dynamic and exciting music scene, is the perfect place to turn your passion for sound into a harmonious and fulfilling career.

Industry-level experience before your graduate

Students of our Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production) will analyse the works of other musicians and explore writing and producing their own music and sound designs. Acquire skills in sound synthesis, composition and arrangement, along with recording, mixing and live sound. You will work in state-of-the-art recording and live-performance facilities that use both analogue and digital technologies. Melbourne Polytechnic’s sound studios are equipped with Pro Tools and Ableton Live. This industry-standard software will allow you to produce electronic music and sounds for commercial release, live performance, theatre, film and television. Melbourne Polytechnic is an Avid Training Provider, giving you the opportunity to become a Pro Tools Certified Operator

Get on track in the audio industry

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Music Industry (Music Production), will have developed an excellent understanding of compositional techniques using electronic media and an understanding of recording, editing and mixing. You may find work as a music producer, electronic music artist, sound designer, music composer and arranger, music and sound editor, DJ, audio engineer or live recording engineer.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Music Arranger
  • Sound Designer
  • Electronic Music Artist
  • Music Composer

Pathways

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).

Luana Moreno

I have to say the program exceeded my expectations in all aspects. Everything is very practical. You end up with finished products that you can actually upload and share. Just doing that with the support of the teachers and within the program really helped me build my own skills and made me more confident.

Course Details

Delivery methods

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

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
BSBCRT501 ORIGINATE AND DEVELOP CONCEPTS Core 30
CUACMP501 MANAGE COPYRIGHT ARRANGEMENTS Core 20
CUAIND402 PROVIDE FREELANCE SERVICES Core 30
CUAMCP401 DEVELOP TECHNIQUES FOR ARRANGING MUSIC Elective 45
CUAMCP402 DEVELOP TECHNIQUES FOR COMPOSING MUSIC Elective 35
CUAMCP501 COMPOSE MUSIC USING ELECTRONIC MEDIA Elective 60
CUAMLT501 REFINE AURAL PERCEPTION SKILLS Elective 60
CUAMPF408 DEVELOP PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES ON A SECOND INSTRUMENT Elective 40
CUAMPF502 INCORPORATE INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY INTO PERFORMANCE Elective 60
CUAPPR501 REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK Elective 80
CUAPPR505 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTICE Core 30
CUAPPR606 EXTEND EXPERTISE IN A SPECIALISED ART FORM TO PROFESSIONAL LEVEL Elective 80
CUASOU401 MIX LIVE AUDIO Elective 140
CUASOU407 EDIT SOUND Elective 65
CUASOU409 MIXED RECORDED MUSIC Elective 50
CUASOU504 PRODUCE SOUND RECORDINGS Elective 100

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 $8750 $11150
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $9000 $11400
Per year $16452
Per semester $8226
Materials fee $

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.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

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, counselling 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 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.

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


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.
Other:
Interview is required by Department before an Offer can be processed . Interviews and auditions via Skype or telephone are available for overseas or interstate applicants. For further information email performingarts@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au.

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

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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