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Course Number: CUS50209-01V03
This course is where your dreams become realities. If you desire to work in the music industry as an audio engineer then this is the course for you. Our Diploma Sound Production qualification includes developing your skills and knowledge in the areas of; managing large scale sound reinforcement PA, creating and mixing sound tracks to video and managing and operating a professional recording studio. You will develop the technical side of sound, as your course will provide you with the skills and knowledge in running a Large PA system, Music Events and recording and mixing CD’s.This qualification is for persons who want to work in the creative arts - music, performing and entertainment industries as assistant sound engineers or sound designers. You will develop and apply a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate own work and/or that of a team, develop specialist expertise, and learn to exercise music knowledge and artistic judgement. From the specialist elective units you can learn to plan, develop and implement audio/sound design and sound recordings. You can operate and maintain a variety of sound recording, production and playback equipment. From the other elective units you can develop ICT/digital, rigging, post-production, project management and business skill for a career in the music and creative arts industries. Other RequirementsStudents require access to a computer with capacity to run AVID Pro Tools. Work PlacementAll students have the opportunity to gain event experience and participate in their various industry roles in our monthly public concerts.
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points which demonstrate their potential to undertake vocational education and training at Diploma level, including (but not restricted to): - successful achievement of a relevant Certificate IV qualification, e.g.CUS40209 Certificate IV in Sound Production; CUF40107 Certificate IV in Screen and Media; and CUE40303 Certificate IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) - extensive vocational experience in sound productionFor Recognition of Prior Learning a skills assessment and portfolio will be required.Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this level of qualification will have the skills and knowledge necessary to analyse information and provide solutions to sometimes complex problems in a skilled or paraprofessional work environment. They will have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and have acquired the communication skills necessary to transfer their skills and knowledge to others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
When you finish this course you can continue on to further specialised studies at Diploma level, e.g. the Advanced Diploma of Sound Production (19374);Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (19239) or the Advanced Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) (19060).
assistant sound engineer, sound designer
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
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