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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.

CRICOS CODE

→ Bachelor of Arts (Music Production) -2 Years: 095133A 
→ Bachelor of Arts (Music Production)- 3 Years: 104505K

→ Diploma of Arts (Music Production) -2 Trimesters: 095135K 
→ Diploma of Arts (Music Production) - 3 Trimesters: 104438E

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 mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT AUDIO 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
  • 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 Graduate

Quinn Ellis

"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 Graduate

Benji Colbourne DJing

"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 Graduate

Toyah Hoetzel DJing with dancers either side of her

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION
01

Apply online via the Apply Now button on the page. Soon afterwards, our International Team will contact you.

DOCUMENTATION
02

Organise and submit the requested documentation for your application, ensuring all details are correct.

INTERVIEW AND/OR AUDITION
03

Book and attend an interview and/or audition, where you will meet our friendly International Team.

OFFER
04

If your application is successful, Collarts will issue a Letter of Offer and invoice directly to you.

ACCEPTANCE
05

To accept your offer, you must return a signed Student Agreement with receipt of payment.

CONFIRMATION
06

Once your offer is accepted and your payment received, Collarts will issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) as evidence of your enrolment.

HEALTH COVER
07

Once you have your eCoE you must purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

VISA
08

To prepare for your studies in Australia, you must apply for your Visa.

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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 fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

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 mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A (2 years)/104505K (3 years), 095135K (2 trimesters)/104438E (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria.

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 fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also 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 mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A (2 years)/104505K (3 years), 095135K (2 trimesters)/104438E (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

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

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

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 fast-tracked over six trimesters (2 years) of full-time study or standard over nine trimesters (3 years) of full-time study.

 

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 mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Get real-life experience through 60 hours of industry placement in the Bachelor course

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A (2 years)/104505K (3 years), 095135K (2 trimesters)/104438E (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria.

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 fast-tracked over two trimesters (8 months) of full-time study or standard over three trimesters (12 months) of full-time study. You also 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 mixed*, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 

The Bachelor and Diploma of Arts (Music Production) are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code: 095133A (2 years)/104505K (3 years), 095135K (2 trimesters)/104438E (3 trimesters)

 

*To transfer from online to on-campus, terms and conditions apply, including meeting GTE criteria. 

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

 

You will also need to supply the following documentation to support your application, including:

 A certified copy of transcripts and high school certificate (translated if necessary)

 English test results or alternative evidence of English proficiency

 A certified copy of your passport

 A current visa (if applicable)

 Proof of GTE and financials (if applicable)

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

DIPLOMA AND DEGREE APPLICANTS

International students must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must be at least 18-years-old at course commencement

Successful completion of a senior secondary school certificate equivalent to Australian Year 12

English Proficiency (see below)

Interview

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Our English requirement is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with no single band score below 6.0) for all the courses, except Entertainment Journalism and Creative Writing, where students are required to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no single band score below 6.0)

Applicants may also provide the following as evidence of their English proficiency:

Results of English subjects in a range of countries’ secondary school certificate, ALevel or the International Baccalaureate. Please contact international@collarts.edu.au if you have any questions

Successful completion of an English course at any of our pathway providers

KEY INFORMATION

Start Dates
Start Dates
February, May and September
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Number of Units
8 in Diploma

24 in Bachelor
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Duration
Diploma 2 Trimesters / 3 Trimesters

Bachelor 2 Years / 3 Years
Study Mode
Study Mode
On-Campus, Online, or Mixed*
Support Services
Support Services
Free Access to Wellbeing & Academic Support
Industry Placement
Industry Placement
60 Hours of Industry Placement
CRICOS Code
CRICOS Code
Bachelor: 095133A/104505K
Diploma: 095135K/104438E 
International Fees
International Fees On-Campus
$2974.50 per unit
Application Assistance
International Fees Online
$2502.90 per unit

 

* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria.
Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Mixed*
FIRST YEAR RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES MUSIC PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION TECHNOLOGY AUDIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS THEORY (PRODUCTION THEORY) INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Recording Studio Techniques 1: Mixing & Studio Foundations Ensemble Rehearsal & Direction 1 Composing & Sequencing Critical Thinking
Trimester 2 Technology in Performance 1 Creative Software Practices The Fundamentals of Sound & Music Critical Survey
Trimester 3 Recording Studio Techniques 2: Recording Foundations Microphone and Music: Theory and History
SECOND YEAR RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES MUSIC PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION TECHNOLOGY AUDIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS THEORY (PRODUCTION THEORY) INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Recording Studio Techniques 3: Small Group Recording Ensemble Rehearsal & Direction 2 Advanced Critical Listening BLS - Basic Live Sound
Trimester 2 Recording Studio Techniques 4: Mastering Technology in Performance 2 Sound Design: Music for Image Introduction to Creative Entrepreneurship
Trimester 3 Instrumental Performance 1 or Electronic Performance 1 Remixing & Arranging Entertainment Industry Practises + Elective 1
THIRD YEAR RECORDING STUDIO TECHNIQUES MUSIC PERFORMANCE & DIRECTION MUSIC PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION TECHNOLOGY AUDIO, MUSIC & BUSINESS THEORY (PRODUCTION THEORY) INDUSTRY AWARENESS
Trimester 1 Recording Studio Techniques 5: Large Scale Production Producing Different Styles Creativity and Intellectual Property Management Elective 2
Trimester 2 Instrumental Performance 2 or Electronic Performance 2 Self-Directed Production Project Client Relations and Psychology for Producers and Musicians Group Project + Elective 3
Trimester 3 Recording Studio Techniques 6 Industry Placement

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* To transfer from online to on campus, students must meet certain conditions, such as meeting GTE criteria. Contact international@collarts.edu.au for more information.

LIFE IN MELBOURNE

WHAT TO EXPECT STUDYING IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s love for all things creative makes it an excellent place to live and study. A popular choice for international students, the city also embraces high- quality education and supports students in their ability to thrive. Study in Melbourne and hone your creative career at Collarts.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SARA

International student Sara shares her experience studying at Collarts, travelling all the way from Denmark and starting her career in Music Performance in Australia.

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MEET INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PAULO

Flying over from the Philippines, international student Paulo shares why he chose to start his career in Entertainment Management in Australia.

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Wellington St Campus

208 Wellington St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Sat-Sun – 10am-6pm

George St Campus

2/156 George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Sat – 10am-4pm

Cromwell St Campus

67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

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Sat – 10am-4pm

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209 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Sat-Sun – 10am-6pm