Music (Sound Production)
Write and perform songs. Collaborate on music. Organise shows. Practice and perform in a solo and group environment by taking part in the Certificate III in Music Performance. This two-year course will help you to being to establish your personal brand as a musician. Learn the music language and performance skills to develop your stagecraft, promotions and song writing.
The music industry and sound production trade is in high demand nationwide. Recent years have seen a growth in industry demand for sound engineers, producers, mixers and Foley artists skilled in digital technology. Beyond the music industry, employment is also possible across film, television, gaming and digital device sectors. The course strongly focuses on providing students with a broad skill set that will enable them a wide range of employment opportunities within the music industry.
Students are able to record using some of the finest equipment that you would normally only find in professional recording studios. This includes:
- Music recital room with a Kawai grand piano.
- Ten music rehearsal rooms.
- Two computer labs, each equipped with twenty-five music workstations comprising Arturia keyboards, Arrow audio interfaces, Apple iMacs with Pro Tools, Ableton Live and other audio & music programs installed.
- Two purpose built dance studios with sprung floors.
- Purpose built Theatre Studies room with sprung floor and theatre lighting.
Music (Sound Production) enables you to:/
Collaborate with like-minded people./
Develop yourself as a musical artist./
Better understand the current music industry landscape./
Perform and produce a range of music in a range of contexts.
Recording and mixing live sound are the major focus areas of the course. Students are given multiple opportunities to set up and operate live audio for concerts and other events. Multiple digital audio workstations are available for students to develop skills in recording programs. Students gain skills required to work creatively and effectively in the music industry. This course has a scored assessment for ATAR purposes at units 3 & 4 level.
Students complete a broad range of activities including but not limited to: setting up and operating live sound equipment and mixing for events such as the annual music festival and school musical; setting up, recording and mixing music in an industry standard recording studio; recording, mixing, mastering and producing for a range of bands and artists; installing and programming of lighting systems; investigating methods and techniques used in recording bands and artists; planning, preparing and promoting music and other events.
Units of competency are assessed using a variety of methods including practical observation, written and research tasks and case studies.
Students will be given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competency.
If you have any individual needs, please contact NCAT to discuss these needs.