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Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) CUA50815

Overview

This qualification gives you a comprehensive knowledge of studio and live sound technology and operations as well as practical studio and venue operational skills.

Qualification: Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) CUA50815
Program No: DP-BD23
Campus: CIT Woden 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent
Likely Job Outcome: Broadcast audio operator, venue sound mixer, assistant sound engineer
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is recommended that you have a Certificate IV in Music, a Certificate IV in Screen and Media or equivalent skills and knowledge as well as extensive vocal experience in sound production.
You may be invited to an interview to provide a resume of educational record and work experience as well as portfolio of work examples.

Please contact infoline@cit.edu.au to arrange an interview.

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Transition Information

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Subject Information

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • BSBCRT501  Originate and develop concepts
    • CIT Code: INNO111
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.
      It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUACMP501  Manage copyright arrangements
    • CIT Code: MEDA338
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage and apply individual or collaborative copyright arrangements for original works. It applies to individuals who have responsibility for identifying intellectual property requirements, assigning copyright and licensing rights, and ensuring copyright is protected locally and internationally.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND402  Provide freelance services
    • CIT Code: MEDA386
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work as an independent operator within the creative arts industry. It applies to individuals who use a high level of self-motivation and discipline, and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities. They are engaged for specific projects and are responsible for promoting themselves to potential clients, negotiating their own contracts and managing their business affairs. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR505  Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS310
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 12 subjects

  • CUASOU401  Mix live audio
    • CIT Code: MUSC258
      Cost: $460.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to mix audio for live shows in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. Individuals who apply these skills work autonomously in a team environment as they take responsibility for the front of house mix, which involves creating quality sound for audiences. They may also be responsible for supervising others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU404  Manage wireless audio operations
    • CIT Code: MUSC261
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to specify, fit and operate radio microphones and in-ear wireless monitors for performers in the screen, media, entertainment and events industries. Individuals who apply these skills work autonomously in a team environment as they take responsibility for managing frequency spectrum and overseeing the use of a range of wireless audio equipment during productions. They may also be responsible for supervising others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU410  Record sound on location
    • CIT Code: MUSC312
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to record dialogue and sound effects on location for a screen production.It applies to individuals who record dialogue and live sound effects in outdoor and indoor locations for a range of screen productions. They must work cooperatively with performers and other production crew members. 
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU411  Coordinate sound recording operations on location
    • CIT Code: MUSC313
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate recording of dialogue and sound effects on location for screen productions. It applies to individuals who supervise sound recordings to meet the creative and technical requirements of the production. They collaborate with members of a production team and performers. 
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU503  Develop sound designs
    • CIT Code: MUSC207
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an overall sound design from production briefs. It applies to individuals with a good understanding of the physical nature of sound, along with research and creative thinking skills. They collaborate with other creative personnel to develop the overall sound or musical identity of a wide range productions. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU504  Produce sound recordings
    • CIT Code: MUSC208
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, organise and produce audio recordings. It applies to individuals who work collaboratively and creatively with artists and performers to produce audio recordings for distribution via any media. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU505  Implement sound designs
    • CIT Code: MUSC213
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a design for any productions requiring sound. It applies to individuals with a thorough understanding of a wide range of sound equipment and sound effects, along with the ability to supervise and work creatively and collaboratively with others, including sound mixers, sound editors and other studio technicians. The ability to solve problems that arise in the context of implementing sound designs is essential. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU506  Create a final sound balance
    • CIT Code: MUSC206
      Cost: $170.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create a final sound balance for a production. It applies to individuals who work creatively and collaboratively with sound engineers, sound mixers, sound editors and studio technicians to create a final sound balance for a range of recorded and live productions. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU406  Develop and implement sound plans
    • CIT Code: MUSC214
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge needed to identify sound requirements, and to develop and implement sound production plans that meet the creative and technical aspects of productions.It applies to individuals working as sound technicians and supervisors on a range of productions and events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUASOU409  Mix recorded music
    • CIT Code: MUSC311
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to mix music that has been recorded live or in a studio. It involves balancing all instrumentals, vocals and recorded/imported sounds, and adding effects. It applies to individuals who work with clients and colleagues to mix down existing multi-track recordings to formats ready for mastering.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG512  Manage project time
    • CIT Code: MGNT752
      Cost: $85.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.
      It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND401  Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
    • CIT Code: ARTS257
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by those working in the creative industries to add depth to expertise in a specialist field or technique. Fields include dance, music, cultural heritage, screen and media, visual arts, craft and design. The unit is particularly applicable in contexts where techniques require a high level of skill and coordination. At this level, work would usually be undertaken with limited guidance and specialists could also be responsible for mentoring others on the job. Depending on the specialist area, guidance from mentors and experienced practitioners could be expected. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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Diploma Music Industry (Performance) CUA50815
Certificate IV Music Industry CUA40915
Certificate III Music Industry CUA30915
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Statement Attainment training Game Audio [extract from CUA40915]
Non-Accredited Training DJ Skills
Non-Accredited Training Pro Tools 201

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au