Music and Production

Music and Production

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Study a music course to master your performance technique or find out what happens behind the scenes in this ever-changing industry. Learn how to support artists in making their dreams come true with a music industry course or be at the centre of live shows and make the lights, sound and vision the best they can be. Get tips on freelancing in the gig economy and be ready to start your own creative small business.

Costume

Start with a solid knowledge of fabric design and construction principles but reach for the stars as you create elaborate costumes for performers in film, theatre, opera and TV.

  • Statement of Attainment Create Costumes

    900-81450

    Gain an introduction to the world of pattern cutting, costume draping and costume assembling. Come with basic sewing and pattern making skills and build your foundational and technical skills to apply to a niche and exciting industry.

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  • Diploma Live Production and Technical Services (Costume)

    CUA50420-03

    Apply your creative aptitude to the niche industry of costume design, gain experience working on live productions and graduate with the connections and skills needed to excel in this exciting and artistic industry.

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Electronic Music Production

If beats make you move, master your craft in electronic music. Record, sample, edit and mix, plus bolster your business smarts with copyright and freelancing skills.

  • Certificate III Music (Creation and Composition)

    CUA30920-05

    Find a new beat in your music career, and enter this dynamic industry at an assistant level. Make fresh sounds as you explore non-traditional ways of creating music using gadgets and software.

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  • Diploma Music (Creation and Composition)

    CUA50820-03

    Build your production and musical skills to create fresh beats, songs or compositions as a recording artist or producer. Work with all music genres, especially electronic music, and use your computer to compose, produce, mix and more.

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  • Advanced Diploma Music (Creation and Composition)

    CUA60520-03

    Pursue your dreams and apply your musicality in this hands-on course. This qualification will help guide your identity as a recording artist or music producer and launch your career in one of the world’s most popular creative commercial industries.

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Live Production

Whether it’s an intimate bar performance or a sold-out stadium, make the show spectacular with sound, lighting and visual effects. Set up the stage and operate technical systems.

  • Statement of Attainment Live Stream Entertainment

    SG00007550

    Use streaming technology as a content creator, music artist or business owner wanting a platform to engage with customers. Harness new technology, wow your audience and stream engaging visual and audio content such as a performance or webinar.

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  • Certificate III Live Production and Technical Services

    CUA30420-01

    This course is your backstage pass to the world of live entertainment. Launch your career as a stage technician and learn the skills you need to work behind the scenes at concerts, clubs, theatres and conventions, to bring production to life.

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  • Diploma Live Production and Technical Services

    CUA50420-01

    Strengthen your practical and technical skills to take your production career to the next level. Get set to work behind the scenes in festivals, theatres and events and learn to collaborate with performers and production crew in this exciting industry.

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  • Diploma Live Production and Technical Services (Production Design)

    CUA50420-02

    Deepen your expertise and take your production design career to the next level as you research, plan, create and showcase all elements that go into a successful set production in this highly practical course.

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Music Business

Know the machine behind the number ones. Get to grips with copyright and royalties, marketing and publicity campaigns, artist management, publishing, distribution and more.

  • Certificate III Music (Business)

    CUA30920-04

    Go backstage and discover how the music business works as you book gigs, promote artists and begin establishing your network of contacts. Be the force behind the music and work for record companies, independent labels and music publishers.

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  • Diploma Music (Business)

    CUA50820-05

    Enhance your understanding of the music business and gain skills to become an artist manager, work for a record label, and more. Learn to develop and promote artists, get songs on TV and film, and network with music industry experts.

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Music Industry

Get a broad look at the music industry with a course that covers music performance, recording and live production, as well as need-to-know issues like copyright.

  • Certificate II Music

    CUA20620-01

    Gain foundational knowledge and skills for a music career and explore different industry avenues, including performing, staging, recording and music business. You don’t need any experience, just a keen ear and a passion for music.

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  • Certificate III Music

    CUA30920-01

    Hit the right note and gain an understanding of the music industry with foundational skills in performance, recording, music business and live production. Be successful in this course and ready to work in a dynamic industry at an assistant level.

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Performance

Stretch your vocal range or master an instrument with a course that supports your path to the stage and recording studio. Gain confidence and learn secrets of the music business.

  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Song Writing

    900-83018

    Fine-tune your craft and improve your lyric writing ability no matter what level you're at. Challenge yourself to write lyrics for music that has already been composed. Use different musical styles and bring language techniques into play to make your songwriting skills stand out.

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  • Statement of Attainment Music Performance Fundamentals

    900-82447

    Develop foundational and transferable music performance skills so you’re ready to pursue your dreams. Learn what it takes to survive in this dynamic and challenging industry and steer your passions to become a music performer.

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  • Certificate III Music (Performance)

    CUA30920-03

    Take centre stage and develop a range of skills that build on your ability as an instrumentalist, vocalist, composer or songwriter. Gain an introduction to music industry roles and copyright, and become a well-rounded musician and performer.

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  • Certificate III Community Dance, Theatre and Events

    CUA30220-01

    Kick-start your community stage career or go behind the scenes with this highly practical course. Workshop your creative ideas, tell your stories and develop your performing skills while developing real-world experience in theatrical and live musical productions.

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  • Certificate IV Music (Performance)

    CUA40920-02

    Let your talent for music and performance take centre stage and build the basis of a long-lasting career in the industry as you develop the right skills, the right attitude and the right connections to help you succeed in this dynamic industry.

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  • Diploma Music (Performance)

    CUA50820-02

    Gain the confidence and experience you need for success as a recording artist or session musician. Explore your unique sound as you practise performing, composing, producing music and collaborating in bands while establishing your music industry network.

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  • Advanced Diploma Music (Performance)

    CUA60520-02

    Become a polished performer with a range of industry skills as you connect with TAFE NSW’s vibrant creative community. Master advanced techniques in musicianship and recording, and develop confidence to pursue a career as a singer, songwriter or musician.

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Screen and Media

Tap into your storytelling nature and refine your technical and creative communication skills. Master classic techniques and new so you can inspire, entertain and inform the world.

  • TAFE Statement The Creative Carer - Connecting Through Story

    800-000952

    Use the transformative power of words and share your lived experience as a carer through storytelling. Learn writing techniques that will allow you to express yourself on paper and embrace its positive benefits to your mental health and wellbeing.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to the Pro Tools Basics

    900-83019

    Be introduced to the iconic Pro Tools software suite. Enjoy accessible descriptions and work tasks that build in complexity. Surround yourself with like minded creators that share your passion for sound and media production, editing and shaping.

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  • Statement of Attainment Make a Stop Frame Animation

    900-82807

    Realise your artistic ambitions by creating an animated character from scratch. Experiment with different materials, design miniature sets, and film an animation one frame at a time.

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  • Statement of Attainment Short Film Production

    900-82051

    Tell compelling stories through short films. Gain critical skills in filmmaking that will allow you to launch a potential career or promote your business. Write, shoot, direct and edit short films and learn what it takes to work in the film industry.

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  • Certificate III Screen and Media

    CUA31020-01

    Take the first step in your creative journey and explore a career in film and television, animation, games, digital media, radio and podcasting. Gain a solid introduction to the industry and discover your niche.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Animation and Visual Effects)

    CUA41220-02

    Gain specialised skills in animation and visual effects, and launch your career in the dynamic screen and media industry. Learn from industry experts and put your passion for creativity to use as a digital artist, animator or game designer.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Journalism)

    CUA41220-05

    Turn your ambitions of becoming a radio presenter, assistant producer or podcast presenter into a reality. Specialise in the creative field that speaks to you, and turn your passion for journalistic storytelling into a dynamic media career.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

    CUA41220-03

    Gain the specialist skills to work as a wigmaker, hairstylist or make-up artist in the exciting screen and media industry. Learn to transform appearances as you bring characters or designs to life.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media

    CUA41220-01

    Take the leap into online content creation and turn your artistic ambitions into reality. Learn from screen and media industry experts and put your passion for creativity and storytelling to use in this dynamic and evolving field.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Radio and Podcasting)

    CUA41220-04

    Be a radio presenter or podcasting producer with the skills to write, plan, record, produce and present audio content for radio and other digital platforms. Get creative with sound bites and topics as you practice editing and production skills on industry equipment.

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  • Certificate IV Screen and Media (Film and Video Production)

    CUA41220-06

    Take the leap into film and video production and create your reality of becoming an audio narrator, camera operator or podcast editor. Specialise in the creative field that speaks to you, learn from the experts and turn your passion for film and video storytelling into a dynamic media career.

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  • Diploma Screen and Media (Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects)

    CUA51020-02

    Build and advance your specialised technical skills in animation, games and visual effects. Learn from leading industry experts in TAFE NSW production studios and take your career to the next level in specialised industry roles such as content creator or a special effects designer.

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  • Diploma Screen and Media (Journalism)

    CUA51020-05

    Set the stage for your media and screen career and gain the skills and experience you need to take your career to the next level. Specialise in techniques to create, develop and produce a range of dynamic content for varied platforms and audiences.

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  • Diploma Screen and Media

    CUA51020-01

    Set the stage for your media and screen career and gain the skills you need to succeed in the industry. Specialise in fields ranging from film, TV, radio and podcasts to visual effects (VFX) or games design and choose the study path that suits you.

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  • Diploma Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)

    CUA51020-06

    Learn from industry experts and practise your creative craft in a range of different contexts. Gain the skills needed to pursue a career as a hair and make-up professional as you get the opportunity to participate in a variety of high-profile events.

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  • Diploma Screen and Media (Radio and Podcasting)

    CUA51020-04

    Strengthen your radio and podcasting knowledge using industry-standard sound and editing equipment in this innovative course. Walk into any sound project with confidence, as you gain skills to manage projects and produce digital or radio content.

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  • Advanced Diploma Screen and Media

    CUA60620-01

    Set up your career in the screen and media industry by combining practical business skills with your evolving creative expertise. Confidently move into senior roles like screenwriter or games designer and open up further career and study opportunities.

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Sound Production

Master the audio engineering skills you need to operate PA systems and mixing consoles. Capture an artist’s essence in the studio and deliver clear sound at a live show.

  • Statement of Attainment Hip Hop Music Fundamentals

    900-82911

    Churn out deadly beats and learn the basics of song writing, music performance and sound editing. Designed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People - be empowered, collaborate and gain the confidence to create and perform your own piece.

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  • Statement of Attainment Music Production on Computers

    900-82581

    Create beats, sonically sketch out songs, take samples and make your own music with guidance from industry experts. In this unique course you’ll learn to capture and develop your song ideas using music production software.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Presenting on-air and to camera

    900-82741

    Create podcasts, news and advertisements in this taster to the world of screen and media. The course is perfect for anyone who wants to write content and learn to broadcast it, either behind or in front of the camera.

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  • Statement of Attainment Ableton Fundamentals

    900-82411

    This exciting course equips you with the skills to craft songs in any genre using industry leading software. Create beats, warp audio, pitch shift and sonically experiment by adding Ableton Live to your sound production toolbox.

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  • Statement of Attainment Recording Studio Fundamentals

    900-80593

    In this sound production course you have the opportunity to explore a range of technical and production-related skills. Gain experience managing a recording project and mixing finished demos. Build confidence for your future career.

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  • Statement of Attainment Ableton Fundamentals-Electronic Music

    SG00008948

    Make beats, sonically sketch out songs, take samples and create unique sounds with guidance from industry experts. In this unique course you’ll learn to capture and develop your song ideas using Ableton Live software, whether you love rock, pop, dance, or you’re keen on every kind of music.

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  • Certificate III Music (Sound Production)

    CUA30920-02

    Hit the right note and gain an understanding of the music industry with foundational skills in sound production. Be part of the music community as you learn about studio recording and live sound, perform live mixing and make records.

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  • Certificate IV Music (Sound Production)

    CUA40920-03

    Help shape how the world is heard as you learn the skills to record artists, edit audio, and explore techniques in sound for film. Develop studio recording techniques, create music using the latest software, and set up and mix live sound.

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  • Diploma Music (Sound Production)

    CUA50820-04

    Take your career in recording engineering and music production up an octave and pursue your creative dream. Strengthen your technical ability to create albums, collaborate with fellow artists and explore the world of audio post-production.

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  • Advanced Diploma Music (Sound Production)

    CUA60520-04

    Bring your music career to life working in audio engineering or as a songwriter with TAFE NSW’s sound production pathway. Gain the practical and theoretical knowledge to find success in the music industry in a range of creative and business roles.

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