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Certificate IV in Sound Production

Course Code: CUS40209

Length:

Full-time - 20 weeks + 2 weeks break

Part-time - 40 weeks + 6 weeks break

Contact hrs:

Full-time - 1 x 8hr practical lesson, 1 x 6hr tutorial, 6hrs work experience per week.

Part Time - 1 x 8hr practical lesson, 1 x 6hr tutorial, 6hrs work experience per fortnight.

Course requirements:

Students must have basic computer skills.

Recommended prior learning: 

A Certificate III in Music or Sound Production is recommended for this course.

Equipment requirements:

Protools 10 or higher

Laptop

Recording interface

Condenser microphone

Dynamic microphone

Recommended equipment:

Protools 11

Macbook Pro w 8 Gb RAM + (2011 or higher)

MBox

Rode NT1A Condenser microphone

Shure SM57 Dynamic microphone

Units of Study

CORE UNITS

  CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

  CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures

  CUETEM03C Establish and manage production requirements and resources

  SPECIALIST UNITS

  CUESOU03C Operate professional Audio equipment

  CUESOU04C Mix live audio

  CUSSOU303A set up and disassemble audio equipment

  CUSSOU304A Restore audio tracks

  CUSSOU401A Record sound

  CUSSOU403A Perform advanced sound editing

  CUSSOU405A Mix recorded music

  ELECTIVE UNITS

  CUESOU11B Set up and operate stage monitor system

  CUESOU08B Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources

  CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

  CUSSOU302A Record and mix a basic music demo

  Course Outline

Certificate IV in Sound Production runs over 2 terms of 10 weeks each. Some units and skills will be ongoing throughout the year, others will be assessed each term. Many opportunities for recording and live sound mixing will be available outside of course requirements.

Term 1:

CUSSOU303A Set up and disassemble audio equipment
CUESOU08B Select and manage microphone and other audio input sources
CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing
CUSSOU302A Record and mix a basic music demo
CUESOU03C Operate professional Audio equipment
CUSSOU401A Record sound
CUSSOU405A Mix recorded music

Learning:

Signal Flow
Microphones, Interfaces and DAW’s
Studio OHS
Aural training
Music theory
Sound theory
Studio recording

Assessment:

* Signal flow diagram
* Remix assignment
* Group recording project
* End of term unit test
* Risk management
* Aural test

Term 2:

CUESOU04C Mix live audio
CUSSOU304A Restore audio tracks
CUESOU11B Set up and operate stage monitor system
CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
CUETEM03C Establish and manage production requirements and resources

Learning:

Live sound - Live
Stage plots and signal flow
Monitoring
Aural training
Running a gig

Assessment:

* Signal flow diagram
* Aural test
* Run a battle of the bands
* End of term unit test
* Risk management


Course fees: $3600 upfront or 4 x $1000 payments  

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