Turn your love of music into a career
Your palms are sweaty. Your heart is racing. The sound of a restless crowd is ringing in your ears. You’re about to run on stage to perform - and deliver everything you’ve learned in our Diploma of Music Industry.
Our Diploma is designed to prepare you for a career as a contemporary musician and performer by focussing on live performance, production and composition techniques. You’ll also learn music theory, rehearsal techniques, studio recording and production skills.
Learn from industry professionals in state-of-the-art performance and recording facilities.
Focus on live performance, production and composition techniques, music theory, developing yourself as an artist, rehearsals, using technology to develop and enhance your live performances, studio session recording, composition/ensemble performance, and production skills in a practical medium.
Topics include: music arrangement, performing improvised music, operating a sound mixing console, developing yourself as an artist, preparing for live performances, operating sound reinforcement systems, reading and analysing music and harmony, performing individually and as part of a group, relevant workplace safety and industry issues, composing tunes and songs in a range of styles, using MIDI devices or software to compose music
Diploma graduates articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Practice program. This innovative, new degree takes you beyond "the gig" to produce entire shows for launches and special events. You will learn how to incorporate technology into your performances with the use of Ableton Live software. You will learn the art and craft of screen composition, including adaptive sound and music for games, plus professional orchestration using digital sample libraries and scoring. Additionally, you will be learning to analyse and write songs based on some of the greatest songs of all time and then producing them using Logic Pro and Pro Tools. Along the way you will be learning to record, mix and master your music to a professional standard and promote yourself to a global audience using the latest trends in social media. Music theory, ear training and contemporary music history is embedded into all units and all assessments are based around real-world practical projects. There is even room for you to use your band as an independent project, so your real-life musical life is credited towards your degree. This is a ground-breaking, modern degree for passionate, driven individuals serious about making a living in music and production. Course details
$10,150 VET Student Loan available
Gold Coast - Coomera
Full time: 3 years
07 5581 8300
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Learn from like-minded teachers and students
Having had so much fun completing my Diploma of Music at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast last year, it made sense to enrol in the Diploma of Sound Production this year, and further my skills within the industry. For me, learning has always been about being around like-minded people and learning from qualified teachers who instil a sense of belief in you, in preparation to take on the world. The style of learning provided throughout the course has enabled me to get the best out of myself, whilst opening my eyes to a realm of career opportunities.
Multi-million dollar Creative hub
This location is the quintessential home for the creators, innovators, entertainers and movie makers. This $26 million state-of-the-art facility offers the best possible creative learning experience in the region. State-of-the-art technologies such as sound recording and music rehearsal studios, digital video and editing suites and 3D motion capture and production control facilities.
Learn more about TAFE Queensland's Coomera Campus
Ben from SeaFM visits our Coomera campus and learns all about our amazing technology and courses on offer including Bachelor programs.
A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.