Certificate IV in Sound Production

RMIT University

Program Description

Certificate IV in Sound Production

RMIT University

Certificate IV in Sound Production

Skilled sound technicians and audio engineers are constantly in demand. This program uses modern industry-standard equipment for you to become proficient in the multiple technologies used by the industry.

This program is developed and maintained with ongoing industry consultation to ensure training reflects current practice and improves graduate employability potential.

All program staff members are current practitioners with ongoing industry links, each with a history of successes that include accolades such as gold records and Aria awards.

The facilities are a key strength of this program and reflect professional workplace environments that ready students for immediate post-graduation engagement.

Program structure

This program runs over 2 years (4 semesters), consisting of the Certificate IV (year 1) and the Advanced Diploma (year 2). Its focus is the recording, mixing and live production of music, branching out to other applications such as post-production in the second year.

This program covers professional knowledge and skills using industry standard hardware and software, and will teach you to operate in a variety of professional audio production environments.

In year 2, students move into areas such as sound for film, television and online/multimedia productions, as well as learning advanced mixing concepts such as surround sound technology. Music recording and mixing principles covered in the first year are expanded on in advanced mixing concepts and mastering.

The practical component for this year includes staging and recording a number of live performances, including and covering front of house, monitors and outside broadcast van recording.

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary Diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Selection tasks

Statement: You must include with your application a statement explaining your reasons for wanting to study Sound Production, providing details of hardware or software you have used, and including details of any relevant work or other experience.

Interview: Short-listed applicants may be required to attend an interview. You may be interviewed, either in person or via phone/Skype.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete the Academic IELTS with an overall band of 5.5 and no individual band below 5.0.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 6, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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