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Course Info

Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production)

National Course Code: CUA40915

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) equips you to record bands and solo artists, work on post-production projects, explore sound design, edit and manipulate audio and collaborate with filmmakers and podcast creators in fully equipped, industry standard studios and performance spaces.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory, practical course work and your interest in sound production and electronic music, you will learn:

  • Studio recording
  • Music software and hardware
  • Music business skills
  • Audio post-production
  • Live sound
  • Work, health and safety

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Use your natural talents and abilities to help you get ahead in this career:

  • A dedication to refining your skills
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills
  • An ability to seek constructive feedback on work
  • A collaborative approach

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Music producers
  • Sound engineers
  • Post production editors
  • Project collaborators

GROW YOUR CAREER

Advance your music career with these further study opportunities:

  • Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)
  • Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Australia is the world's sixth largest music market. By 2023 our total spend on music will reach $1.791bn with a staggering $763m spent on digital distribution alone. The Federal Government recognises the importance of music and allocated $30.9m towards the local live music scene in the 2019 budget.

But music is more than economic statistics; it is our identity, our shared history, culture, art and experience. Enrol in this qualification at TAFE NSW and keep the music alive for the generations to come.

Locations

This course is currently available at 6 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An interest in sound production and/or electronic music
  • A willingness to practice your skills
  • Creativity
  • An ability to seek constructive feedback on work
  • A collaborative approach

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned, and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you can expect practical projects involving music creation, music mixing and editing; and in some cases live electronic music performances.

The Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) is the perfect course for students who have already completed some study in music or for those returning to industry.

There is an expectation that students will do practice on their instrument and voice as part of their study.

There are two streams of this course on offer:

  • Sound production
  • Electronic music

Certificate II in Music Industry is a broad entry-level course providing insight into the industry and some technical experience.

Certificate III and Certificate IV in Music Industry require some small amount of existing experience in music technology or home recording but will still cover the basics at increasing levels of complexity.

The Diploma level course is right for you if you have a background in sound production or music production and is a good refresher for anyone who has been out of the industry for a few years. Diploma level study requires higher levels of knowledge and experience in recording, audio editing and mixing, audio theory and music industry studies.

The Advanced Diploma level requires advanced levels of knowledge and experience in music production, studio recording, sound design, composition, arranging and copyright.

Depending on your campus location, you may be involved in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the music industry. We also invite guest lecturers from the music industry to join us and add an extra dimension to your learning.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Setting up microphones
  • Recording instruments and vocals
  • Creating beats and other production elements using music software
  • Collaborating with other producers and musicians

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with project-based learning. We believe real world experience is a crucial part of your learning and helps you build confidence and knowledge.

In the certificate course you will learn by working on real world projects such as:

  • Setting up a PA system for a live performance

TAFE NSW offers you a range of study environments to enhance your learning and employability, such as:

  • Industry standard, fully equipped rehearsal spaces
  • Fully equipped recording studios
  • Specialty music computer labs
  • Post production studios
  • Listening suites

We know practice makes perfect. Make use our great supply of instruments, accessories and programs to keep practicing and refining your skills.

The music industry is undergoing a streaming lead resurgence, with continued large profits and sustained growth. Self-publishing and social media promotion is allowing young musicians to have control over their career. Audio post-production is also an area of growth.

On-demand content is the future of entertainment and sound production is a critical part of that. Music technology has changed radically in the last 15 years and the Certificate IV in Music Industry (Sound Production) prepares you to both meet the changes and adapt to the next wave of innovation.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Full Time

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Coffs Harbour (focused on Sound Production): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Eora (Sound Production): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 16 Weeks

Newcastle (focused on Sound Production): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 03 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Ourimbah: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 03 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

St Leonards (Sound Production): Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 08 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 18 Weeks

Wollongong: Full Time

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,310.00
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

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