Diploma in Music (Music Production)

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.

Engineer your career in a growing industry

When it comes to epic concerts and great records, sound engineers and producers are just as important as the artists. They are the unsung heroes that balance, blend and tame audio before it even reaches our ears.

What will you do?

Our Diploma in Music (Music Production) gives you a thorough grounding in both studio and live sound engineering. You’ll gain vital creative, collaborative, technical and business skills as you:

  • learn all there is to know about recording, mixing and post-production
  • consider best practice for session set-up and management
  • take courses in sound, acoustics, digital audio, and music
  • practise adapting to technological disruption
  • work with leading experts and active industry professionals.

If you want to study further you’ll also collect 24 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Music (Sonic Arts).

Where could it take you?

You could master the acoustics of local music venues or travel the world with international festival line ups. You might create innovative backing tracks with virtual instruments. Perhaps you’ll help artists experiment in the studio or perfect their albums for release.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 316211
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SATAC Code: 316211

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,050

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

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

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021