This course is designed for people who wish to develop specialist expertise in the music industry and learn how to apply sound production principles in practical situations such as setting up and operating stage monitor systems and composing and producing sound recordings.
The Diploma follows the Certificate IV which teaches the skills and how to apply the skills in technical production in the Music Industry. The Diploma teaches how to manage the skills.
This course aims to provide a wide range of both higher level technical skills and relevant management skills for those who wish to work in the Music Industry.
This course is suitable for people who have completed the Certificate IV in Sound Production or people who have considerable experience in the industry looking for certification.
This course may lead to the following career opportunities:
- Live Sound Engineer (music, corporate and theatre)
- Audio Visual Technician
- Recording/Studio Engineer
- Road Crew
- Stage Manager
- Record Producer
- Broadcast (TV/Radio/Podcast) Producer
Pathways to further study
This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:
- CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry – Performance
- ICT40315 Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies
This course is delivered flexibly using blend of learning modes, including:
Classroom delivery of theoretical aspects, technical information, and research and analysis activities. Students will perform audio tasks within the general community and work on real and simulated industry experiences. Students will work in studio environments recording and producing individual projects and in collaboration with others.
To achieve a CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production, 16 units must be successfully completed. These include 4 core units and 12 electives. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.
|BSBCRT501||Originate and Develop Concepts|
|CUACMP501||Manage Copyright Arrangements|
|CUAIND402||Provide Freelance Services|
|CUAPPR505||Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practice|
|CUASOU506||Create a Final Sound Balance|
|CUASOU503||Develop Sound Designs|
|CUASOU501||Manage Audio Operations for Outdoor Events|
|CUASOU507||Compile Music for Soundtracks|
|CUASOU504||Produce Sound Recordings|
|CUASOU505||Implement Sound Designs|
|CUASOU406||Develop and Implement Sound Plans|
|CUASOU502||Manage the Operation of Stage Monitor Systems|
|CUAIND401||Extend Expertise in Specialist Creative Fields|
|CUAMCP501||Compose Music Using Electronic Media|
|BSBPMG522||Undertake Project Work|
Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.
Examples of assessments for this course may include;
- Written and verbal questioning
- Research Projects
- Workplace Documents
- Written assignments
- Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
- Studio Projects (Recording, mixing, mastering)
- Location Recordings
- In Class Presentations
- Practical Assessments
What will I need to bring?
- Studio quality Headphones – details will be provided on brands and costs on orientation session
- USB Hard drive 8GB minimum
- A4 lined paper/notebook for notes and written tasks
- A4 Clear display folder
Desirable Skills and Attributes
The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:
- Basic literacy and numeracy skills
- Ability to use word processing software, email, internet and audio programs
- Work within a team environment
- Problem solving in studio/live event
- Contribute to class discussions
- Act as a student leader and delegate tasks as required
CUA50815 – Diploma of Music Industry – Sound Production
No prerequisites except IELTS score