STUDY MUSIC PRODUCTION

If you dream of a career as a Music Producer, Composer, DJ, Performer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, or as an Electronic Music Producer, Film & Media Composer or Gaming & Interactive Mixed Media Specialist, the Music Production course is for you.

 

The Music Production course combines performance, technology, composition, audio and industry skills to deliver a multifaceted music education. Whether you are just starting out or you are an experienced producer, songwriter, DJ, performer or engineer, this course provides you with comprehensive practical skills and knowledge to make a career in the industry.

You will be trained and mentored by industry experts who are currently working as music producers, audio professionals, recording artists and music creators, as well as learning from artist managers, studio engineers, and live sound technicians.

You will master a variety of software applications and be mentored in small sized classes, undertaking fundamental units in audio recording, digital audio workstations, music performance, digital and electronic instruments, music technology and music business management. Music Production students also work closely with students from other courses to gain a well-rounded understanding of processes involved in the music industry.

Collarts offers students a variety of real-life industry experiences so that they are career-ready when they graduate. Through our industry partnerships, students have opportunities to partake in a variety of real-world business experiences, gaining access to industry connections.

Students will graduate with a well-rounded understanding of music production and technology, both in Australia and overseas.

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Gain comprehensive knowledge about music production

Learn practical skills in software applications Ableton Live, Logic X and Pro Tools

Collaborate with other students and perform live

Explore new and emerging music production techniques and technologies

Enhance songwriting, recording and performance skills

Create a portfolio of music with artistic direction

Learn business and entrepreneurial skills for the music industry

Master studio recording techniques

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→  FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT MUSIC PRODUCTION

HOW TOYAH HOETZEL MADE HER DREAM CAREER A REALITY

Realising your dream career is one thing, but pursuing it successfully is another. For Music Production student Toyah Hoetzel, her years in frontline crisis work gave her the space to step into music—a career change that was therapeutic in comparison to the intensity she was used to—and states that music saved her life

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WATCH MUSIC PRODUCTION COORDINATOR DAVID JACOB'S LIVE DJ SET

Kick off the rave in your living room—our first Collarts Connected livestream showcased Music Production Coordinator David Jacob's live DJ set under stage name Encrypter, whose bass-y performance had everyone fist bumping in the comments.

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LISTEN TO THE COLLARTS COMMUNITY

Ask any student, staff or alumni, and they'll tell you that community is a big reason why Collarts is so special. We want everyone to know about the talented and creative stars we have in our midst, so we rounded up their best songs into our Collarts Community Spotify playlist

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SURVIVING SYNTHESISER BOOTCAMP WITH BENJI COLBOURNE

For the synthesiser lover, Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) is heaven. But when Music Production student Benji Colbourne started visiting every week thanks to his discounted Collarts session rate, he didn't expect to befriend the facilitators or discover Red Bull's week-long synthesis masterclass.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

  • Ableton Certified Training Center
  • Dolby Atmos
  • AVID
  • Waves
  • McDSP
  • Celemony
  • Slate Digital

“Collarts has really helped me up my skills. My favourite thing is the inclusive community that I’ve found here: I’ve made a bunch of friends and the teachers are great.”

QUINN ELLIS

Music Production student

Quinn Ellis Witch Blade

"I needed the hands-on experience and that's the benefit of this school. The accessibility to the tutors and the fact they are just around the corner is great too. There’s no divide."

BENJI COLBOURNE

Music Production student

Benji Colbourne O-Week Party

"Collarts has a real "yes" mentality and if you’re putting in the work, Collarts is there to help you. What’s most rewarding for me is that I get to be a part of this machine and in doing so, I am experiencing rapid growth as a producer and artist."

TOYAH HOETZEL

Music Production student

Toyah Hoetzel DJ
BACHELOR

BACHELOR OF ARTS (MUSIC PRODUCTION)

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Music Production) combines performance, technology, composition, audio and industry skills to deliver a multifaceted music education.

The Bachelor degree can be completed in six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or part-time equivalent. 

 

THROUGHOUT THE DEGREE, YOU WILL

 

Gain comprehensive knowledge about music production

Learn practical skills in software applications Ableton Live, Logic X and Pro Tools

Collaborate with other students and perform live

Explore new and emerging music production techniques and technologies

Enhance songwriting, recording and performance skills

Create a portfolio of music with artistic direction

Learn business and entrepreneurial skills for the music industry

Master studio recording techniques

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A & 095135K.

DIPLOMA

DIPLOMA OF ARTS (MUSIC PRODUCTION)

 

The Diploma of Arts (Music Production) combines performance, technology, composition, audio and industry skills to deliver a multifaceted music education.

The diploma can be completed in two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or part-time equivalent, where you will have the opportunity to progress into the Bachelor Degree (subject to academic performance).

 

THROUGHOUT THE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Gain fundamental knowledge about music production 

Learn practical skills in software applications Ableton Live, Logic X and Pro Tools

Collaborate with other students and perform live

Explore new and emerging music production techniques and technologies

Develop songwriting, recording and performance skills

Create professional-quality music

Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

No ATAR requirement and no individual subject or score requirements

Complete your bachelor degree in two years instead of the standard three

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A & 095135K.

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCAL, VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent. If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

The Diploma can be used as a pathway into the Bachelor degree

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

BACHELOR APPLICANTS

Applicants are required to successfully complete VCE, IB, or state/international Year 12 equivalent

VCAL students are not eligible for the Bachelor until they have successfully completed the diploma

If students have not completed the year 12 requirements, they must be at least 20 years of age

There are no ATAR minimum or subject requirements

 

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE APPLICANTS

If none of the above qualifications have successfully been completed, applicants must be 20 years of age or older with 2 years of work experience to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Non-Year 12 applicants may apply directly on the website, and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

Year 12 applicants must apply through VTAC. VTAC opens in August each year. Place the appropriate Collarts course into one of your preferences and a Future Student Advisor will be in touch to arrange an interview

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May, and September
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Number of Units
10 in Diploma
30 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 8 Months
Bachelor 2 Years
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Blended
Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
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Industry Experience
Industry Placement
Or Portfolio
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,430 per unit
International Fees
International Fees
Available

Course structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Blended
FIRST YEAR RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES MUSIC PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION TECHNOLOGY AUDIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS THEORY (PRODUCTION THEORY) INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Mixing & Studio Foundations Ensemble Rehearsal & Direction 1 Composing & Sequencing The Fundamentals of Sound & Music Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Solo Recording & Working with Musicians Technology in Performance 1 Creative Software Practice Microphone & Music: Theory & History Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Small Group Recording Ensemble Rehearsal & Direction 2 Sound Design: Music for Image Advanced Critical Listening Basic Live Sound + Elective 1
SECOND YEAR RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES MUSIC PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION TECHNOLOGY AUDIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS THEORY (PRODUCTION THEORY) INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Mastering Technology in Performance 2 Remixing & Arranging Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship Entertainment Industry Practices + Elective 2
Trimester 2 Large-Scale Production Instrumental Performance 1 + Electronic Music Performance 1 Producing Different Styles Creativity & Intellectual Property Management Group Project + Elective 3
Trimester 3 Recording Studio Techniques: Self-Directed Project Instrumental Performance 1 + Electronic Music Performance 2 Music & Composition Technology: Self-Directed Production Client Relations & Psychology for Producers & Musicians Industry Placement or Portfolio

OUR CAMPUSEs

Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

OPENING HOURS

Mon-Fri – 9am-10pm
Sat-Sun – 9am-7pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Due to COVID-19, campus is available by
appointment only.

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Brunswick St Campus

209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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