Diploma in Music (Music Production)
The entertainment and media industries are among the world's largest and fastest growing industries. Learn the theory and practice of studio and live sound engineering through practical activities involving session set-up and management, recording, mixing and post-production; complemented by theoretical studies of sound, acoustics, digital audio, and music. Students develop the foundation for either work in the industry, or can continue to further study (with credit of 24 units towards the Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts).
Students will build a portfolio of skills required by the industry, giving graduates the ability to rapidly adapt to changes, particularly technological disruption, and also drive change themselves.
Courses include Music & Sound Fundamentals, Sound Engineering and Professional Practice.
Our staff are researchers and active industry professionals, so our students learn from leading experts.
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SATAC Code 316211 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students team
Alternative entry pathways
SATAC Code: 316211
- Without formal qualifications?
You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 097698C Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
International Qualifications Applicants must have SACE or equivalent and Audition/Interview. Assumed Knowledge Various, pending Area of Specialisation. These include: year 12 Solo performance or AMEB Practical Grade 6-7, or CPM Advancing Step 4, plus year 12 Musicianship or AMEB Grade 5 Theory (or international equivalents); the ability to read music; familiarity with computer systems and software, music software and hardware.
- Without formal qualifications?
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,650
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Accompanist, Artist, Backing Musician, Band Musician, Music Journalist / Music Critic, Music Producer, Music Technologist, Musician / Singer, Composer, Producer, DJ, Production Assistant, Professional Podcaster, Recording Artist / Musician, Entertainer, Entertainment Industry, Sound Artist, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, Sound Technician
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Year 1 S1 MUSONIC 1000
Music Technology Foundations
Music and Sound Fundamentals I
S2 MUSONIC XXXX
Sound Engineering Advanced
Sound Engineering Live
Music and Sound Fundamentals II
Summer/ Winter School MUSONIC XXXX
Professional Practice II
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Last updated: Monday, 9 Jul 2018