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Having the audio and film guys to work with me on my projects taught me a lot about the whole process. I put this into action as one of the animators on the ‘Happy Feet’ films.

Damien Schneider,
Freelance Animation Artist, Animation Alumni

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FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS

Upon successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Audio Engineering and Sound Production, a student can apply for RPL for four units (24 credit points) in one of the following awards.


Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Engineering & Sound Production)

[CRICOS 074474J]
2 years (6 trimesters)
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane
FEE-HELP Available

Diploma of Audio Engineering & Sound Production

[CRICOS 056832D]
8 months (2 trimesters)
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane
FEE-HELP Available

 

CURRICULUM


The Art of Music Production

This unit introduces the concepts and techniques of contemporary music production. Various technical, artistic and creative concerns are surveyed in context to various contemporary and popular musical styles and genres. Production and sonic characteristics are discussed and analysed, illuminating fundamental principles of music production and their qualities.


Introduction to Mixing

In this unit, the student will learn the basics of mixing techniques to achieve release-quality music. Listening and mix evaluation skills will be explored with the technical concepts expected of a professional production. Editing, arrangement, and monitoring use, alongside psychological and psychoacoustic techniques will give the student foundational mixing skills.


Introduction to Audio Industry

This unit introduces students to the diverse range of careers available in the industry as well as some of the equipment and standard practices in various industry sectors. It introduces professional practice in various settings and identifies the skills required to function within them as well as developing networks for future engagement in industry. The student will also develop the academic skills of research and referencing, independent learning and effective written and oral presentations through specific content and assessment processes. 


Digital Audio Workstation Techniques

This unit provides fundamental concepts for digital audio workstation (DAW) operation that will be used throughout the degree. It involves a practical introduction to software-based recording systems with an emphasis on file handling, editing, and arranging using a DAW. You will learn about the fundamental hardware and software components required for digital audio production, as well as the function an audio engineer plays in preparing and completing a mix. This unit covers an introduction to signal processing in the context of plug-in based digital signal processing in the form of equalisation, dynamics processing and time modification effects.



EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

Completing the undergraduate certificate provides graduates with the opportunity to seek work in junior/entry level positions, either in the creative industries or as a creative embedded in other industries. They will be able to enhance their employability with a demonstration of their expertise, coupled with a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices involved in their field's professional practice. This course also broadens career opportunities, with graduates being able to build on their creative skills as they apply to their current workplace.

Students who choose to continue their studies into diploma or degree programs may also  find employment in the following roles:
  • Music Producer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Environmental Acoustics Engineer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Freelance Engineer
  • Studio Manager
  • Studio Owner
  • Programmer
  • Front of House Engineer
  • Pro Tools Operator
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Music Editor
  • Dialogue Editor
  • Location Sound Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Stage Technician
  • AV Specialist
  • Radio Content Producer

FAQs

This depends on where you would like to focus your career. Would you like to be a performer, or be behind the desk? .... In JMC's music courses there are units on how to produce your own music which might be worth considering. If you want to know all there is about audio - including how to produce all kinds of music and sound then this is the course for you. Being a musician is an added bonus for this course as the knowledge and skills you have as a musician can be applied to production. Having said that, you don’t need to be a musician to study this course, as basic music theory is included in the curriculum.
No, you need not provide any samples. However, you are welcome to provide samples of work. This may include any recordings you’ve done - whether that be live, studio or in your room, screen shots of any ProTools sessions or examples of any technical experience you've had including PA setup, session setup, helping out at live music events, at school or otherwise. Although not necessary, experience such as this demonstrates your keen interest in pursuing audio as a career.
Yes. The JMC Academy is registered and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector, both public and private.
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The in-depth practical work gave me an edge in the real world. Lecturers are knowledgeable and experienced with a real passion for the subject matter, making learning much easier.

Aldo Sampaio

Audio Director, Ubisoft Montreal (Canada), Audio Engineering + Sound Production Alumni

Hard work and collaboration between other JMC departments enabled me to work across live sound, audio-to-picture sound and studio recording, opening up job prospects after graduating.

Daniel Brown
Film Score recordist, engineer and mixer, Trackdown Studios , Audio Engineering + Sound Production (Alumni Award recipient 2014)

It’s a really good balance of technical and creative. Even if you think you don’t want to work in a recording studio or in Film and Television, there are still so many different options for everyone.

Angie Watson
Audio Engineering & Sound Production Alumni

JMC has opened so many different doors for me. I’m already working as a theatre technician + live engineer and have also had many different opportunities to work in the film side of the industry.

Michael Zac
Current Student, Audio Engineering + Sound Production

Not only did I learn plenty about audio, I learnt so much more about collaboration. My favourite part of JMC was getting to work with other industries; including Film & TV, Music, Animation and Game Design

Ethyne Wesley
Founder of Chaos Audio, Audio Engineering + Sound Production Alumni

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