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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. 

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EAB81 Business Planning for Creative Industry Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set On campus
Perth
Creative Industries, self-employed, self, employed, small, business, plan, create, successful, profitable, design, creative thinking, big picture, daily tasks, practical,

"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.

EAB65 Digital Distribution for the Music Industry Skill Set
Skill set On campus
Leederville
music, digital, distribution, music industry, performer, musician, artist,

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.

Gain these skills
  • Manage the distribution of music in both physical and digital formats
  • Manage distribution of products associated with the music
  • Design marketing campaigns 
  • Implement campaigns 
  • Analyse success of a campaign
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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Our graphic design and printing and graphic arts programs simulate the real world, which means you will receive project briefs directly from clients with visual communication requirements. All units focus heavily on the practical nature of design and replicate a real design workplace by using Mac computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

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The Diploma course was a fantastic way to learn the business skills behind the exciting world of travel and tourism.

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"Our lecturers were really good at showing us how to network, taking us to industry events where we could network."

Josephine Edson

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New technology to Drone on about

Recreating stage and screen magic.

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I finally took the first step and I was immediately reassured that I made the right decision. Sarah Fong

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In five years I see myself... with a masters degree in industrial relations.  Nolutando Botes

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This course, it's like my workplace. Kusuma Pindayani

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I wanted to improve my English, study outside of my country and meet a new culture. Leidi Ruiz

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For me it was a career change. Trevor Passmore

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We get quite a few university students that come here because they want more of a hands-on role. Suzanne Teasdale

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I found the support from my lecturers and my friends around me to be really beneficial. Rhys MacFarlane

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The course, it made me realize that I wanted to broaden my horizons ... and now I'm doing my Bachelor of Nursing at university. Naomi Nash

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After I completed the course I was offered a permanent position. Michelle Gidgup

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It's probably the best decision I've ever made. Jacob Favacho

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There's a real job shortage, the assistant nursing qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, it's only one semester, it's only six months. Hazel Neale

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The lecturers had a very thorough understanding of each of the subjects. Alexia Langley

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Once you can think positive and stay positive you can produce good designs for people. Wang Na Cheung

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We have access to a great range of resources and simulated working environments. Taryn Sharp

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This course has been so practical and has really prepared me for industry. Caris Jones

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We work in close consultation with industry and we ask them what are the key employability skills.  Stuart Greaves

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Students can move into other certificate ... courses in foundation skills or in other areas that they're interested in. Carolyn Gerrans

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It's very hands-on which is really good, and you learn on the job. Nicole Davis

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Commercial Cookery is a course where we learn everything. Ananda Paiva

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The lecturers, they bring something else; the passion. Roberto Rangel

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The lecturer has been really helpful throughout the course. Lauren Rutherford 

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If you're considering a career change and ... a TAFE course you should definitely do everything in your power to do it.  Caitlan Noble 

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Studying at North Metro TAFE has very much prepared me for industry. Claire Garcia-Webb 

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To better your artistic skills you need to broaden your way of thinking, and broaden your practices. Justin Martin 

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I learned how to use my skills and technique into making something. Anthea Corbett

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To do this at TAFE with the support that I have, it's amazing. Sarah Lewis 

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This course has pretty much sent me on my career path.  Damon Duran 

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The lecturers and the TAFE grounds were excellent. Stephen Sanders 

Situated in the heart of Northbridge’s Cultural Precinct, North Metropolitan TAFE is the only government training provider of Creative Industries courses. North Metropolitan TAFE has secured a reputation as the place to go to if you are seeking a career in Creative Industries. Courses remain current through valued industry partnerships and are delivered by industry experts with unparalleled experience and skills. Students have access to unique work placements, gaining exposure to current industry practices.


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