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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?

A music and sound production course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from setting up the stage for performers to taking to the microphone as a recording artist.

Qualifications in music and sound production can lead to a job as a sound technician, stage hand, music publisher or songwriter. The average weekly salary for a sound technician is $1,509. 

Whether you’re just starting out in your music and sound production career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Music, Music Industry, Sound Production, Live Production and Technical Services and Screen and Media.