Develop your professional skills and know-how in the area of audio technology. Combine composition with sound engineering and master the diverse range of challenges in modern music production. Your infinite creativity together with musical theory will make your ideas come to life.You will be able to implement your arrangements into sound. Today's music is closely linked to digital production technologies and modern ways of working. The combination of beat and sound design with traditional acoustic music production will be your ideal preparation for existing genres as well as all new styles of music.

Skills

  •  Creative
  •  Technical
  •  Organisational
  •  Communicative

Start your career as

  • Audio Engineer
  • Live Engineer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Music Editor
  • Music Producer
  • Mastering Engineer

Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Combine music composition with sound engineering and master music and sound production. The mixture of music theory and hands-on studio experience in our state-of-the-art studios and labs will bring your ideas to life. The music business units will introduce you to the industry to become your own music producer. Extend your skills in the industry through composition and arrangement and finally launch your career with an expertly produced performance!

Start your career as a Sound Technician, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Music Editor, Music Producer, Mastering Engineer and more (skilled occupation ANZSCO 399516)

  • Course Code CUA60520
  • Cricos Course Code 109083J
  • Course Name Advanced Diploma of Music (Sound Production)
  • Intakes January, May, September
  • Duration 104 weeks total 
  • Cost

    Total Course Fee $19,300 
    Students can choose to pay the total course fee upfront (100%) or via monthly installments.
    ​ The following payment is required upon acceptance of a letter of offer:
    Total $1,500
  • Delivery Location Campus Melbourne

  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time

  • Delivery Method Blended Learning

  • Entry Requirements

    International Student Entry Requirements:

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

    • have completed year 12 or equivalent
    • are over the age of 18
    • meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:
      • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or other minimum test scores indicated here
      • that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.
    • It is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, students provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500). Please refer to this government website for information about applying
    • 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:

    • are over the age of 18
    • Attend Course Entry Interview

First trimester:

Foundation

  • Create simple musical pieces
  • Develop techniques for arranging music
  • Compose music for screen
  • Work safely in the creative arts industry

Second trimester:

Music production

  • Record and produce sound
  • Compose electronic music
  • Produce and promote music
  • Start your music production business

Third trimester:

Sound Design

  • Mix and edit recorded music
  • Create a final balance
  • Develop sound designs
  • Implement sound designs

Fourth trimester:

Music and Business

  • Engage in the music business industry
  • Apply your knowledge of music to your own practice

Fifth trimester:

Extend

  • Extend techniques for analysing and arranging music
  • Extend techniques for composing music

Sixth trimester:

Perform

  • Plan and present music performances
  • Manage stagecraft aspects of performances

Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Combine music composition with sound engineering and master music and sound production. The mixture of music theory and hands-on studio experience in our state-of-the-art studios and labs will bring your ideas to life. The music business units will introduce you to the industry to become your own music producer.  

Start your career as a Sound Technician, Recording Engineer, Sound Designer, Music Editor, Music Producer, Mastering Engineer and more (skilled occupation ANZSCO 399516)

  • Course Code CUA50820
  • Cricos Course Code 108978M
  • Course Name Diploma of Music (Sound Production)
  • Intakes January, May, September
  • Duration 52 weeks total 
  • Cost

    Total Course Fee $9,500 
    Students can choose to pay the total course fee upfront (100%) or via monthly installments.
    ​ The following payment is required upon acceptance of a letter of offer:
    Total $1,500
  • Delivery Location Campus Melbourne

  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time

  • Delivery Method Blended Learning

  • Entry Requirements

    International Student Entry Requirements:

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

    • have completed year 12 or equivalent
    • are over the age of 18
    • meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:
      • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or other minimum test scores indicated here
      • that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.
    • It is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, students provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500). Please refer to this government website for information about applying
    • 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:

    • are over the age of 18
    • Attend Course Entry Interview

First trimester:

Foundation

  • Create simple musical pieces
  • Develop techniques for arranging music
  • Compose music for screen
  • Work safely in the creative arts industry

Second trimester:

Music production

  • Record and produce sound
  • Compose electronic music
  • Produce and promote music
  • Start your music production business

Third trimester:

Sound Design

  • Mix and edit recorded music
  • Create a final balance
  • Develop sound designs
  • Implement sound designs

Modules overview

Short courses get you ready at any stage of your career. Learn the basics of composition and arrangement in our Beginner course, start your music career with the essentials in Music Prodcuer, or enhance your skills in our specialty short courses such as Extend or Performer.

Available short courses

  • Beginner
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Extend
  • Performer
  • Voice Recording for Narration and Podcast

Intakes: January, May, September

Cost:: Please contact us at melbourne@united-pop.com.au

 Scholarships for next Intakes

We are super excited to announce a cooperation with one of Europe's biggest and most established recording studios - the Dorian Gray Studios - in order to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity for creatives seriously considering a career in the music & sound industry. We are now taking applications from potential students for CUA50815 DIPLOMA OF MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH SPECIALISATIONS IN SOUND PRODUCTION and MUSIC BUSINESS.

Sign up to start studying in January 2020 with United POP Melbourne and you will be eligible to take advantage of the Dorian Gray Scholarship which saves you up to $12,000!

If you are ready to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity, choose one of the following options:

  • Option 1: Yes, I want to enrol now. Send me the registration documents via email.
  • Option 2: Cool offer, but I need more information and want to schedule a call-back.

If you have any questions, feel free to email melbourne@united-pop.com.au or call +61 3 9132 7201.

Study Loans

Study Loans is Australia's first private provider of student loans.

As a partner of United POP Melbourne, they offer very attractive rates to finance all or part of the costs through a trustworthy funding method. You can pay according to your wishes and at simple conditions.

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years or older
  • Employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job

Your Benefits:

  • Study with no upfront cost
  • Loan amounts up to $15,000
  • 6- to 48-month loan terms
  • Pay as you go funding methods

Take a look at the Loan Calculator to choose which courses you want to study.

Dorian Gray Studios - Industry partnerships & experts

… from microphone to master …

UNITED POP is a division of music support group, which started as a recording studio in 1989, and now covers a wide range of services within the music & media industry.

The Dorian Gray Studios are one of Europe’s leading recording facilities with more than 2.000 productions within the last three decades.

Constant input from all our divisions, partners and the industry form the basis of our successful concept of practical education and ensure high-quality standards.

POP/ROCK:

BIG SEAN, MADCON & KELLY ROWLAND, ALANIS MORISSETTE, JOE COCKER, MARIT LARSEN, WONG KAR-WAI

SCORE/SOUNDTRACK:

TRADE (ROLAND EMMERICH), CLOVERFIELD (J.J. ABRAMS), CHRONICLES OF NARNIA 3, 2046 – IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, ROBOTS OF MARS

Pop Projects

It's the 4th time now, that the best students from United POP & Deutsche POP join forces on our "Campus Compilation": During their studies, every student in the music & sound courses produces a music track as a project work.

With the compilation, every student has the chance to be officially released on a real record. It is available on all major music streaming services and at all of our Campuses. But not only the sound is produced by students, the artwork and the whole project management is a student's work, too.

Download & Streaming: Spotify - iTunes - Amazon - Goole Play - Tidal - Deezer

With our „POP Projects“ students and graduates have the chance to work interdisciplinary on projects. They gain additional knowledge, receive feedback from experts and professional credits for their curriculum vitae.

The terms and conditions vary depending on the different projects. There is always a release or presentation of the final work at the end of each POP Project.

International Industry Link

We are your stepping stone into the growing media business with campuses all over Europe and Australia. Choose your desired occupation in Music & Sound, Event & Music Management, Design & Photography and Fashion & Make-up. Experience high-quality education closely linked to practical experience in order to qualify for your chosen profession in the international art & media industries. Be inspired to become a creative professional and discover exciting new career opportunities.

United POP was founded by a group of companies working in the creative industry. Today, United POP includes the business branches of Education, Media, Production & Services and is one of the leading and most innovative partner for all aspects related to music & media in Europe.

We have industry experienced trainers who are up to date with current trends and technologies. Furthermore, we have our own extensive industry networks in Europe who have assisted students in progressing their careers.

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