Course Code

CUA50815

Cricos Course Code

099476A

Course Name

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Intakes

January, May, September

Duration

45 scheduled tuition weeks and up to 6 weeks of holidays (51 weeks total)

Cost

Total Course Fees $19,179

Students can choose to pay the total course fees upfront (100%) or via the following payment plan.

Payment Plan

  • There will be twelve instalments of $1,598.25 every month.  The first instalment includes a non-refundable enrolment fee of $500 which is a non-tuition fee.

RPL Costs:

  • Application Fee - $500
  • Charge per unit of competency - $500

Total course fees may be reduced to account for the number of units undertaken via RPL or where Course Credit has been granted. 

Nationally Recognised Training does not incur GST.

Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Refunds Policy.

Delivery Location

All courses will be delivered at the UNITED POP Melbourne campus at Level 8, 350 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Please visit the Contact Page  if you want to get in touch with us.

Study Mode

Full Time / 20 hours minimum per week. 51 weeks

Delivery Method

Classroom based

Entry Requirements

International Student Entry Requirements:

This course is available to international students who are able to provide evidence that they:

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to application.

  • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent
  • If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption.
  • You will be required to undertake a pre-training review and Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the application process:
    • Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to:
      • help United POP identify your educational support needs, and
      • to be eligible for entry into a United POP Australia diploma of study you must achieve an exit Level 3 LLN outcome in both literacy and numeracy.

Domestic Student Entry Requirements

  • Applicants for VET diploma courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:
    • Provide a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; OR
    • Provide evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English).
    • You will be required to undertake a pre-training review and Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the application process. Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to help United POP identify your educational support needs, and to be eligible for entry into a United POP Australia diploma of study you must achieve an exit Level 3 LLN outcome in both literacy and numeracy.

Further Entry Requirements applicable for domestic and international students

Portfolio evidence of three (3) samples of sound work produced in any format on any device in any discipline that demonstrates a vested interest and passion for sound and/or sound production. Students also have the option of supplying samples published on any platform or traditional sound recording medium.

(IELTS etc based on entry requirements policy to be supplied by RTO Advice)

Modules overview

CUAPPR505 - Establish and maintain safe creative practice

  • Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice
  • Identify hazards and assess and manage risks
  • Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

CUAMCP501 - Compose music using electronic media

  • Keep up to date with technologies that can be used to compose music
  • Generate ideas for musical pieces
  • Create musical pieces
  • Evaluate own musical compositions

CUAMCP502 - Compose music for screen

  • Participate in pre-production phase of screen productions
  • Generate ideas for screen music                                              
  • Create and orchestrate theme and incidental music
  • Evaluate work

CUAMCP401 - Develop techniques for arranging music

  • Explore ways of arranging music
  • Generate ideas for musical arrangements
  • Arrange music
  • Evaluate own music arrangements

BSBCRT501 - Originate and develop concepts

  • Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities
  • Develop a range of creative approaches
  • Refine concepts
  • Develop concepts to an operational level 

CUASOU405 / 504 - Record sound / Produce sound recordings

  • Prepare for sound recording operations
  • Place microphones and test recorded line-up
  • Make sound recordings        
  • Finalise sound recording operations
  • Confirm concept for recording project
  • Confirm arrangements for recording project
  • Coordinate and conduct sound recording sessions
  • Evaluate recording process and product

CUASOU407 - Edit sound

  • Prepare for sound editing
  • Edit complex sound sequences                      
  • Create overall sound context
  • Finalise editing operations

CUASOU409 / 506 - Mix recorded music / Create a final sound balance

  • Prepare for music mix
  • Mix music elements
  • Finalise mixing operations
  • Assess sound sources for simultaneous balance
  • Identify creative and artistic possibilities
  • Create final sound balance
  • Evaluate final sound balance

CUASOU503 - Develop sound designs

  • Interpret and confirm sound design brief
  • Break down components of sound design brief
  • Experiment with sound components to express ideas
  • Assess creative ideas        
  • Design sound elements
  • Evaluate final sound design

CUASOU505 - Implement sound designs

  • Confirm sound design specifications
  • Implement sound design
  • Finalise operations         

CUAIND402 - Provide freelance services

  • Promote self to potential clients
  • Negotiate work arrangements
  • Manage financial and business aspects of service
  • Undertake strategic planning

CUAMGT502 / 501 - Develop artists and repertoire / Manage artists and their careers

  • Monitor new and emerging trends in music
  • Scout new talent
  • Facilitate agreements for artists
  • Monitor progress of artists agreements
  • Establish business relationships
  • Manage career development
  • Manage business relationships
  • Develop market position of artists

CUACMP501 - Manage copyright arrangements

  • Identify opportunities for legal use of original works
  • Protect original works locally and internationally
  • Assign copyright of original works
  • License rights to original works
  • Maintain copyright documentation