Undergraduate Certificate in Audio Engineering & Sound Production
Duration: 13 weeks
Delivery Mode: Online
Start Date: 27th September 2021
JMC is pleased to announce the launch of tuition loan fee-free study grants for people wanting to re-enter or build a future in the Creative Industries. At this time, the call to pursue a career with passion and purpose seems more important than ever before. At JMC Academy, together with the government, we are here to help you with this goal with a selection of Commonwealth Supported Places.
What will I study?
Audio Engineering + Sound Production Alumni
WHY WAIT? FIND OUT MORE
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.
Freelance Animation Artist, Animation Alumni
FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS
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.
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.
- Music Producer
- Studio Engineer
- Environmental Acoustics Engineer
- Recording Engineer
- Freelance Engineer
- Studio Manager
- Studio Owner
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Current Student, Audio Engineering + Sound Production
Founder of Chaos Audio, Audio Engineering + Sound Production Alumni