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.
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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Other Entry Pathways|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs|
|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.|
Additional Entry Requirements
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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|Indicative annual tuition fees||
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $36,000|
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
As a music student I've made friends with first, second, and third years, and even some honours students, which has given me the opportunity to ask questions about the degree and gain knowledge from their experience. I love music humour - from teachers and students. The music staff have been absolutely incredible - they're flexible, understanding, and above all experts in their field! I'm always coming away with fantastic new knowledge that I can apply straight away.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021