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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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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.