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.
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.
For our students who are studying offshore in 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 further information and 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:
|Other Entry Pathways|
|Intake||February and July|
|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||International students applying to the Elder Conservatorium of Music are required to submit a recorded audition. Auditions must address the criteria specific to the applicant's instrument/area of study. For information regarding audition requirements, please visit the Elder Conservatorium of Music https://arts.adelaide.edu.au/music/study/auditions Applicants who are living in Adelaide may be asked to attend an in-person audition, off-shore auditions may be available in selected locations.|
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 RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|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|
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,050
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
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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022