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Diploma of Sound Production

Course Code: CUS50209

Length:

Full-time - 40 weeks + 6 weeks break

Contact hrs:

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

Course requirements:

Students must have intermediate computer skills and a basic knowledge of recording.

Recommended prior learning: 

A Certificate IV in 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

Units of Study

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace

CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry

CUSIND501A Apply music knowledge and artistic judgment

CUSMCP501A Compose music using electronic media

CUSMPF405A Develop instrumental techniques

CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

CUESOU13B Specify, install and operate audio for an outdoor event

CUSSOU402A Develop and implement sound plans

CUSSOU502A Produce sound recordings

BSBPMG501A Manage application of project integrative processes

CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

CUETEM07B Tour the production

CUESOU10B Operate wireless audio equipment

CUESOU11B Set up and operate stage monitor systems

CUSIND301A Work effectively in the music industry.

ICAU3019B Migrate to new technology

CUSSOU503A Implement sound designs

Course Outline

Diploma of Sound Production runs over 4 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: BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace CUESOU07B Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing

Learning:

Signal Flow
Mics, pre-amps and compressors
Remixing
Aural training
Music theory
Sound theory
Studio recording

Assessment:

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

Term 2:

BSBPMG501A Manage application of project integrative processes
ICAU3019B Migrate to new technology
CUSIND501A Apply music knowledge and artistic judgment
CUSMPF405A Develop instrumental techniques

Learning:

Production planning
Editing and Mixing
Recording and Production
Aural training
Installing and using plugins
MIDI production
Mastering

Assessment:

* Production assignment 1
* Aural test
* End of term unit test
* Record, mix, edit and master a single
* Install and use new plugins
* Create a MIDI track assignment

Term 3:

CUESOU13B Specify, install and operate audio for an outdoor event
CUESOU10B Operate wireless audio equipment
CUESOU11B Set up and operate stage monitor systems
CUSIND301A Work effectively in the music industry.
CUETEM07B Tour the production

Learning:

Live sound
Stage plots and signal flow
Monitoring
Aural training
Tour planning
Running a gig
Record live sound

Assessment:

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

Term 4:

CUSIND401A Develop specialist expertise in the music industry
CUSMCP501A Compose music using electronic media
CUSSOU402A Develop and implement sound plans
CUSSOU502A Produce sound recordings
CUSSOU503A Implement sound designs

Learning:

Production planning
Editing and Mixing
Recording and Production
Aural training
Mastering

Assessment:

* Production assignment 2
* Aural test
* Record, mix, edit and master a EP
* Live recording mix
* End of term unit test


Course fees: $10000 upfront or 4 x $3000 payments

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