Advanced Diploma of Sound Production
In the Advanced Diploma year, students expand on their knowledge and skills, moving into areas such as sound for film, television and online / multimedia productions, as well as advanced mixing concepts such as surround sound technology. Music recording and mixing principles covered in the first year are expanded in advanced mixing concepts and mastering.
The practical component for this year includes staging and recording a number of live performances, including and covering FOH, monitors and OB van recording. The Business and Marketing subjects will include the systems management and promotion for these performances at established professional venues. Again, as the year progresses, the focus becomes more and more practical, with students spending more time in the studios, recording and mixing music in stereo and surround, as well as sound for film and television, realising and exercising their knowledge in a professionally supervised environment.
In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills. There are eight employability skills:
- problem solving
- initiative and enterprise
- planning and organising
Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
Sound technicians operate audio equipment to amplify, enhance, record, mix or reproduce sound in a wide range of situations. Work may include studio recording, pre-production, live sound and music reinforcement, including related fields such as television, radio, film and multimedia.
Last updated January 6, 2016