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Our music programs have a fine history of producing great music talent, with acts like Downsyde, Birds of Tokyo, Ruby Boots, Georgie K and Karnivool studying our courses. Our lecturers are also prominent WA music industry figures and, through their years of experience, you will gain an insight into all aspects of the music industry and take advantage of their industry networks. 

We offer courses in Music Studies, Sound Production and Music Business, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills, including performance, composition, song writing, lighting, sound production, equipment maintenance, mixing, editing and post- production, and management. You will also gain knowledge of how the music industry works, how to develop and promote yourself as an artist/performer and gain insights into the management of your creative work. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a live performance venue, two fully equipped recording studios, rehearsal studios, fully equipped Mac labs designed for music production and a music management office, as well as our own record label.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
EAA91 Hip Hop 100 Skill Set Skill set On campus
Midland
music, musician, performer, band member, artist, hip hop, rap, CUA20615-SS-B, hip hop 100

Tell your story through music

This Hip Hop course will help you use your energy and experiences to create music. You'll gain the skills you need to write, perform and record your own tracks.

    At the end of this course you'll learn about producing CDs and you'll gain skills to help you with further study - you just need to be over 16 and have a passion for Hip Hop.

    The course is run by Optamus (Downsyde), an award winning rapper who has taken out WAMi awards and Australian Dance Music Awards in Hip Hop, Urban Music and Electronic categories.

    Gain these skills
    • Song writing
    • Beat production
    • Performing
    • Mixing and mastering
    • Artist branding 

     

    CUA20615 AZM6 Music Industry Certificate II On campus
    Leederville
    azm6, tafeadm, cua20615, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000007, Music, performance, performer, band, musician, drummer, singer, guitarist, acoustic, ensemble, mixing, demo, tape, recording, editing, bass, record, vinyl, song writing,

    Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

    Gain the practical knowledge to enhance your musical and production skills.

    This course introduces basic musical and sound concepts. Electives will focus on song writing and performance within ensembles, recording and mixing within the studio and live environments and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording. This course in only offered in semester 1 each year.

    Gain these skills
    • Play music or sing to make a music demo
    • Use technical equipment and computers
    • Record and edit sound
    • Prepare yourself for performance
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Musical ability and talent
    • Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry
    • Stamina and confidence to perform
    • Good time management and flexibility
    • Ability to work as part of a team

     

    CUA50815 AA75 Music Industry (Music Business) Diploma On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, manager, roadie, music, tour manager, licensing, artist manager, record label, agent, events, promotion, promoter

    Would you like to work in the music industry as an employee or in your own business?

    Learn how to promote events and manage artists so you can start your own business or gain work in the music industry with this qualification.

    You'll learn combined music and business skills in event promotion, artist management, record label operations and music publishing. Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe all under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers.

    This hands-on approach throughout the year culminates in opportunities for work placement for you to apply a range of specific music business skills.

    Gain these skills
    • Develop current music industry practices
    • Promote music events
    • Manage artists
    • Understand record label operations
    • Publish music
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Passion and interest in the music industry
    • Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry
    • Flexible with good time management skills
    • Good communication skills and an ability to network

     

    CUA30915 AA88 Music Industry (Performance) Certificate III On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, singing, band, performer, guitar, piano, drums, demo, songwriting, stagecraft, recording, demo, CUA90915, Vocalist, singer, songwriter, Band Member

    Turn your raw talent into a career

    This course introduces you to the exciting and challenging world of music performance and will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to get started in the music industry.

    You will focus on gaining skills in songwriting and arranging, ensemble/performance and recording. You will participate in recording sessions in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

    At the end of your course, you will have produced and packaged a product (CD/Single) and gained skills in communication, critical listening, stagecraft, musical style and industry practice.

    This course is only run in semester 2 each year.

    Gain these skills
    • Music literacy knowledge
    • Music writing, composition and performance
    • Innovation and creative thinking and writing
    • Work safely and effectively in the music industry
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Musical ability and talent (instrumental or vocal)
    • Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry
    • Stamina and confidence to perform solo or as part of a group

     

    CUA50815 AA73 Music Industry (Performance) Diploma On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, music, musician, performer, band member, artist, singer, songwriter, muso, pop, rock, star, instrumentalist

    Join our impressive list of music graduates

    The Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will provide you with instrumental/vocal technique and performance skills, music literacy and aural training and music analysis. You'll acquire the skills to perform in an ensemble, and develop a repertoire and original material in bands/ensembles which is recorded in our in-house recording studios.

    You will learn how to incorporate technology into music composition and manage your intellectual property.

    Benefit from studying music at North Metropolitan TAFE with industry standard learning resources such as our fully equipped live performance venue, recording studios and rehearsal studios. You'll be supported by North Metro TAFE's music lecturers who have current industry experience and gain exposure to a range of industry figures and networks while working closely with studio engineers and technical production teams.

    A career in music is exciting and challenging and could see you achieve great things across the world. While it is a competitive industry to break into we will provide you with the skills in musical performance needed to unleash your creativity and outshine the rest.

    Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe.

    Gain these skills
    • Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement to your work and career
    • Develop instrumental/vocal technique
    • Develop performance techniques
    • Develop an ensemble and repertoire
    • Perform as an ensemble
    • Incorporate interactive technology into your performance
    • Have an understanding of music composition and arrangement
    • Understand the recording process, pre & post production
    • Record with production teams in our industry standard studios and venue
    • Collaborate with other musicians and sound production teams
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Musical ability and talent
    • Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry
    • Good time management and flexibility
    • An ability to work and perform solo or in a group
    CUA60515 AA96 Music Industry (Performance) Advanced Diploma On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, performer, musician, band member, muso, artist, recording, rock, pop, singer, songwriter,

    Refine your talent

    Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance) will give you high level skills in performance, song arranging, composition and stagecraft technique.

    Through this course you will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers and mentors. You will refine your skills as a songwriter and performer, developing, producing and releasing your own recording product which is your calling card to the music industry.

    Gain these skills
    • Stagecraft and live performance, working in industry venues and broadcast radio
    • Composition and arranging
    • Networking with industry professionals such as promoters, publishers, venue bookers, producers, artists and songwriters
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Musical ability and talent
    • Perseverance and determination to succeed in a very competitive industry
    • Stamina and confidence to perform in front of an audience to for long periods of time
    • Good time management and flexibility
    • An ability to work and perform solo or in a group

     

    CUA30915 AA98 Music Industry (Sound Production) Certificate III On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, music, technical production, sound production, mixing, AA98, roadie, CUA30915, midi, laying sound, harmony, laying tracks, record, mix, assistant sound technician, sound technician, sound assistant

    Get started on a sound career in the music industry

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources and you will learn about the music industry from the production perspective.

    The Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production) will give you a practical introduction to recording processes including, mixing, editing and post-production. You will participate in recording sessions for bands in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

    This course is only offered in semester 2 each year.

    Gain these skills
    • Critical listening
    • Laying sound tracks
    • Digital editing and mixing
    • Audio visual equipment operation
    • Using midi devices and software
    • Analysing harmony
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • An interest in all aspects of sound recording, production and performance
    • Good hearing and an ear for detail
    • Enjoy working with electronics and an interest in the science of sound production
    • Problem solving skills

     

    CUA50815 AA74 Music Industry (Sound Production) Diploma On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, music, sound engineer, d361, mixing, arranging, aa74

    Get ready to pursue an exciting career in sound production in the WA music industry

    Advance your music skills with this course. You'll learn about current music industry practices in the areas of studio recording and maintenance, live sound, music production, music arrangement, music technology and repairing/maintaining equipment and have the ability to set up your own studio.

    By studying music at North Metropolitan TAFE you'll benefit from the best facilities and musical heritage in Western Australia. Since 1996 our music graduates have gone on to form bands such as Birds of Tokyo and work with bands such as Gyroscope, Karnivool and Eskimo Joe.

    North Metro's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. You'll learn from our industry experienced lecturers and have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

    Gain these skills
    • Develop current music industry practices
    • Record in a studio
    • Set up and mix live sound
    • Understand music technology
    • Produce music
    • Arrange music
    • Repair and maintain equipment
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • An interest in all aspects of sound recording, production and performance
    • An ear for detail
    • Enjoy working with electronics and an interest in the science of sound production
    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to work under pressure
    CUA60515 AA81 Music Industry (Sound Production) Advanced Diploma On campus
    Leederville
    G000000, G000007, music, sound production, sound engineer,

    Fine-tune your sound career

    Achieve high level skills in the live sound, film and studio production areas of the music industry with this Advanced Diploma qualification.

    Through this course, you will develop your wide ranging analytical, technical and creative skills. You will develop and produce your own recording projects, under the guidance of highly experienced industry mentors.

    Gain these skills
    • Live sound engineering
    • Studio sound engineering and production
    • Film sound composition and production
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • An interest in all aspects of sound recording, production and performance
    • Good hearing and an ear for detail
    • Enjoy working with electronics and an interest in the science of sound production
    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to work under pressure

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    Page last updated October 19, 2018