Music

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.

Course list

State ID: EAB81
Industry Creative Industries

Business Planning for Creative Industry Skill Set

Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people.

"Failing to plan is planning to fail"

If you are involved in the Creative Industries, are self-employed or involved in a small business you need to create a business plan to give yourself the best chance at being a success story.

This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people.

From big picture thinking through to your daily tasks, your resulting business plan will be relevant, effective and practical, designed to meet your specific needs.

Skill set
State ID: EAB65
Industry Creative Industries

Digital Distribution for the Music Industry Skill Set

Gain the skills to market and distribute your music to a wider audience

Whether you are a graduate of North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business), a music manager, a self managed artist or a hobby musician, this skill set will help you access a wider audience for your music.

Gain the skills to market and distribute your music to a wider audience

Whether you are a graduate of North Metropolitan TAFE's Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business), a music manager, a self managed artist or a hobby musician, this skill set will help you access a wider audience for your music. Knowledge and skills gained will contextualise the distribution aspect of the music industry with a broader market building framework.

This course is suited to students who have relevant skills and knowledge developed by completing CUA50815 Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) and for those who have industry experience but need to develop their technical skills.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-LMU-V1431
Industry Creative Industries

Digital Recording Introduction for Singer/Songwriter

Enhance your performance skills

Learn the basics of digital recording for singers.

Gain the essentials of digital recording

Whether you're a seasoned musician or starting out as a singer/songwriter, this short course will enable you to learn how to craft and record your song using an interface and music software.

You'll cover how to:

  • Plug an instrument or microphone into an audio interface and record sound and how specific software works
  • Record a sound without noticeable distortion and the use of plug-ins, such as reverb, delay, eq, and compression.
  • Create an arrangement using different tempos and time signatures.
  • Arrange a song using standard formats, such as intro, verse, chorus.
  • Insert and record virtual instruments.
  • Creatively use effects for the purpose of completing a song.
  • Bounce a song to disk and the appropriate file format.
Short course
National ID: CUA20615
State ID: AZM6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Music Industry

Kick start your career in WA's vibrant music industry

This course is an introduction to basic musical and sound concepts. You'll gain experience in making a music demo, using technical equipment and computers to record and edit sound, and preparing for performances.

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.

 

Certificate II
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA75
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business)

Start your own music business or get a great job in the music industry

Under the guidance of our industry experienced lecturers you'll gain skills in event promotion, the management of artists and a combination of music and business skills. You'll also be given opportunities for work placement where you get to put your skills into practice.

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.

 

Diploma
National ID: CUA60515
State ID: AA96
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Get high level skills in performance, song arranging, composition and stagecraft technique

This course will develop your analytical, performance and creative skills under the guidance of highly experienced industry lecturers, and you'll get to release your own recording product. 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.

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.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA30915
State ID: AA88
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance)

An introduction to the exciting and challenging world of music performance

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to get started in the music industry. You will focus on songwriting and arranging, ensemble/performance and recording, participate in recording sessions in our studios.

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.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA73
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Performance)

Join our impressive list of music graduates

This course will provide you with instrumental/vocal techniques and performance skills, music literacy, aural training and music analysis. You'll learn in our fully equipped live performance venue, recording and rehearsal studios and be supported by our industry experienced music lecturers. You will need to have instrumental or vocal skills if you are applying for this course.

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.

Diploma
National ID: CUA60515
State ID: AA81
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

A sound career

Achieve high level skills in a variety of production areas in the music industry with this Advanced Diploma qualification. You'll gain skills in live sound engineering, studio sound engineering and production, and film sound composition and production.

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.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: CUA30915
State ID: AA98
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Get started on a sound career in the music industry

Learn to record, mix and edit sound sources. You will participate in recording sessions for bands in our studios and follow the production processes through to the completion of a demo recording.

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.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AA74
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Advance your sound production skills

You'll benefit from the best facilities and musical heritage in Western Australia, and gain the skills to work in music technical/sound production. You'll learn about current music industry practices including studio recording, live sound, and music technology, production, and arrangement.

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.

Diploma
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