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Certificate IV in Music Industry - Sound Production

  • Certificate

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time, 12 months part-time
Course Code
CUA40915, 092773D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Get a head start in the world of sound

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 Industry (Sound Production) will help you develop fundamental sound production skills in both studio and live production environments, with a focus on music production.

Purpose Built Facilities and Industry Connected Trainers

The Certificate IV in Music Industry (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 Abelton 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.

A Variety of Outcomes

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.

Entry requirements

  • Apply through VTAC or directly to Melbourne Polytechnic
  • 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

Study locations

Fairfield

Career pathways

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.

  • Front of House Operator
  • Post-Production Engineer for Digital Media
  • Post-Production Film Engineer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Post-Production Television Sound Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Monitor Operator

Credit for prior study or work

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.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Creative Arts courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
56%
Employed full-time