National code: CUA60520

Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Edit and mix audio

  • Perform and produce studio recordings

  • Utilise audio theory and signal path

  • Manage a freelance business

  • Work within and understand copyright arrangements

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Create and record music in studio spaces, utilising industry-standard software

  • Produce finished recordings ready for distribution in collaboration with a team of your peers

  • Liaise with music industry professionals and establish a network of industry contacts

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • That you have completed a Diploma of Music or its equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or

  • That you have the music skills and knowledge as evaluated by a teacher-assessed audition or interview. We will contact you to discuss the requirements of the audition or interview and arrange a suitable time.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Access to a stable internet connection or a TAFE NSW library where you can connect to the internet outside of class hours

  • Access to a personal computer and software to complete coursework with software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Access to music production software that will depend on your TAFE NSW campus

  • The ability to attend and travel to live performances and functions outside of class hours, on evenings and potentially on weekends

  • (LLN) skills test at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • There are no entry recommendations for this course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Music producer, Recording studio engineer, Live sound manager, Post-production sound engineer, Sound designer and Mix engineer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

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Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 2 Courses

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 4 core and 11 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assess significance of music and apply knowledge to professional practice CUAMLT512

  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice CUAPPR515

  • Engage in the business of creative practice CUAPPR613

  • Manage copyright arrangements CUACMP511

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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