C4276 - Certificate IV in Sound Production

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Plan: C4276 - Certificate IV in Sound Production
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Sound Production
Qualification national code: CUS40209
Nominal hours: 725
Career: TAFE
Duration: 12 months, full-time
Location: City
Owning school: Media and Communication (345T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/mediacommunication
CRICOS code: 073147K

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Purpose of the Program

The objective of the Certificate IV in Sound Production is to develop your audio production skills for application in industries such as broadcast media and digital media production, television and film audio post production, live sound reinforcement / event staging, and music production.

Early in the program you are introduced to the audio theory required to operate professional audio equipment. Essential knowledge about signal flow, digital audio theory and acoustics prepares you to use studio equipment. Mid way through the program you begin engaging in practical applications of this knowledge, in the recording studio, and in audio workstation ‘Labs’.

The focus of the program is to build a strong skill base and understanding in the recording, mixing and live production of music. The program covers professional knowledge and skills, using industry standard hardware and software and will give you the skill you to operate in a variety of professional audio production environments.

 

 

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Articulation and pathways

Pathway
Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. You must successfully complete the Certificate IV in Sound Production to progress to the Advanced Diploma of Sound Production.

 

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements:  There are no minimum requirements.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Selection Tasks
All applicants (VTAC and direct) must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Please refer to the VTAC guide for additional information.

 

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 530 (TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 71 with minimum of 17 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 42 (no band less than 36)

Additional information can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in  sound production, however this program is informed by and strongly connected with industry. It has been developed with the support and input of people working across the industry and all course delivery and assessment is informed by industry through the Program Advisory Committee. The teachers in the Sound program are all practitioners with current knowledge of trends and work practices and able to support students in developing their industry experience.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the
Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop
you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work
through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you
to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have
unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals
and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library


Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated
courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


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