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You will learn to make entire albums using Ableton Live music production software, which includes all instruments, filters, effects, pitch shifting, time warping to create any sound you can imagine.

You will learn what all the job functions are in the music industry, how to grow music careers, all about publicity, social media, fundraising. You'll organise real shows and plan tours. You'll explore all about managing artists, publishing, distribution, sync licenses and more.

While playing in bands, you will learn improvisation, songwriting, music notation and theory, stagecraft, handling the business and launching your career. Famous alumni include members of 5SOS, The DMAs and many more.

Learn to shoot and edit on traditional gear, as well as how to do everything on iPhone/iPad for 'professional' results. Or focus on animation and digital effects in your videos, or use these skills to enhance existing videos.

Most music courses are specialised into Performance (for musicians and singers), Production (for recording and live sound) and business (for making a living at it). These are the courses that offer a blended approach, so you get some of each.

These courses focus on sound design for film and television, including soundscapes, foley and music, developing sound components in post-production.

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You will become a well-rounded audio engineer capable of running a recording studio, producing music using a range of microphones, analogue and digital audio workstations, mixing music in the studio and live, running PA systems, syncing music to video and more.

You will learn to make entire electronic music albums using Ableton Live music production software, which includes all instruments, filters, effects, pitch-shifting and time-warping to create any sound you can imagine.

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Do you live and breathe music? If you love attending live gigs, listening to, talking about, and creating your own music, then a career in music or sound production may be for you.

Study music performance at TAFE NSW to strengthen your musical ability, learn song writing, music notation and theory, stagecraft and improvisation.

Want to be a music producer? Study sound production and learn to create electronic music using industry software, produce and mix music, collaborate with artists, and run a recording studio.

Your career in the music industry begins with TAFE NSW.

At TAFE NSW, there are a range of music and sound production courses to help you kick-start your career in the music industry, fill a skills gap, or take your expertise to the next level.

Choose from courses in live production, music business, performance, music video, sound design, and sound production and take the next step on your music industry career pathway.

Study sound production at TAFE NSW and learn to edit, mix and record music using industry standard software. You will also learn about audio theory and copyright, and develop freelance business skills to turn your passion into a career.

Begin with a Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) and gain the fundamental technical skills and knowledge you need to work in the music industry as a music producer or postproduction editor.

Continue your music industry career path with Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications, honing your skills with practical hands-on learning.

There are many different facets to the music industry. A music or sound production qualification could lead to an exciting career as a:

  • Live performer
  • Band member
  • Music manager
  • Gig and tour manager
  • Music distributor
  • Music producer
  • Music publisher
  • Sound designer
  • Sound engineer/technician
  • Songwriter/composer

Whether you want to be a professional musician, music producer, or talent manager, TAFE NSW has a range of music and sound production courses to help get you there.

Take the first step with a Certificate III, then build on your existing skills with a Certificate IV. Our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses will further refine your expertise, and equip you with the business acumen to turn your talent into a career.

Australia is the sixth largest music market in the world. According to PwC, by 2023 Australians will spend a total of $1.79 billion on music, with a staggering $763 million spent on digital distribution alone.

The rise and success of streaming services has meant increased profits and sustained growth for the music industry. Self-publishing and social media promotion allows young musicians to have more control over their career and are no longer necessarily reliant on the major labels to achieve success.


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What job opportunities could a music or sound production course lead to?

Studying a Music and Sound Production Course at TAFE NSW can lead to many career path opportunities in the music industry, from stage performance & management to music production & recording live productions, and post-production.

Our Music & Sound Production Courses provide students with a strong artistic foundation, theoretical skills and practical training on industry-standard equipment. Students will be taught the skills to undertake a wide range of industry roles, projects and to excel in the music business industry.

Qualifications in Music and Sound Production can lead to a potential career as a:

  • Sound engineer
  • Sound effects producer
  • Stagehand
  • Music publisher or songwriter.

Whether you’re taking on the performance, production or the business side of the music industry, TAFE NSW is the place to take your music career to the next level.

Other course options at TAFE NSW in this area include Music, Music Industry, Sound Production, Live Production and Technical Services and Screen and Media.