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

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
From 30 June 2023, in accordance with Australian government requirements, the University will be returning to face-to-face teaching for all students where it is safe and practical to do so. For students with circumstances where it would not be practical or safe to travel to Australia, exemptions may apply. Students are encouraged to regularly check Study in 2023 and International Student Covid-19 FAQ for information and updates.

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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: $7,990

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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

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022