C5410 - Diploma of Music (Sound Production)
Plan: C5410 - Diploma of Music (Sound Production)
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate competency in 16 units of competency.
The learning and teaching experience in the Sound Production program was developed in consultation with industry operators. The “learning tools” used in our program are designed to offer the most effective and realistic industry relevant environment possible, ensuring that you have the skills required throughout the industry. In this instance, the “learning tools” are purpose built Sound Production studios, built through ongoing consultation with industry to ensure relevance to industry practice. Studios include a comprehensive range of current model microphones, outboard processing units and split level analog & digital hybrid mixing consoles, housed in recording studios.
Learning and teaching is conducted in the following types of environments:
Classroom delivery, often augmented by audio / visual presentations. These classes will concentrate on arming you with essential core audio theory and information before embarking on practical projects.
Practical classes in computer labs containing audio workstations each consisting of an industry standard Apple / Macintosh computer, with current audio software and sound hardware including an audio interface and midi keyboard.
Practical sessions are conducted in our three recording studios. Studios 1 & 3 are full scale professional recording facility, with full Pro Tools HD rigs, a range of outboard processing equipment, a full complement of professional microphones and acoustically designed recording and control rooms, with the central hub being (A) a Neve Genesys mixing console for studio 1 and (B) an SSL mixing console for studio 3. Studio 2 is a mixing facility, also utilising full Pro-Tools HD hardware and Digidesign mixing console allowing mixing in stereo or 5.1 surround. Studio 2 is a smaller recording facility, with Pro Tools hardware & software, augmented by a Toft analog mixing console.
Undertake Live Audio Operations - this unit engages you in the process of undertaking live sound production for commercial bands at a commercial music venue, allowing students a real world work integrated learning opportunity. This will include system installation, front of house sound, monitor sound mixing, and system decommissioning. The venue will either be at RMIT or away from RMIT and is preceeded by practical sessions in studios at RMIT.
Your learning will be supported by on-line resources via MyRMIT.
Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and may include folios, reports, oral class presentations, group and individual projects, lab projects and practical assignments.
The assessment tasks and the form of assessment will be identified in your course guides. To access each course guide go to the Program Structure section of this Program Guide, select which course you would like to look at and then select which term you would like to view.
You will also benefit from ongoing teacher feedback, class workshopping, class and group discussion, self assessment and reflection, and peer review.
Where appropriate, you are also given the opportunity to present work to, and receive critique from, industry professionals, either through workplace assessment or within class-based discussion or presentation sessions to industry figures.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants’ skills and knowledge gained through formal and informal education and training, work experience, and/or life experience (including volunteer work; committee responsibilities; family duties; hobbies). If you have already developed competency through prior experience, you may wish to apply for RPL before the program commences or at any time during the program.
Students with disabilities and/or long term medical conditions
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service Unit if you would like to find out more.
Information relating to Covid
Please note that this program’s courses (whether core, option, or university elective courses) may have mandatory in-person attendance or assessment to pass the course.
If you are choosing to enrol in a course which has mandatory in-person attendance or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.
Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.
Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campusTop of page
Work integrated learning
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
- complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;
and in addition:
- these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.Top of page
|Students must complete 16 units = 4 core units plus 12 elective units.
C5410 Core Courses
|Complete all Four (4) Units:
C5410 Group A Electives
|Complete all Group A Elective Units:
C5410 Group D Electives
|Complete all Group D Elective Units:
C5410 Group E Electives
|Complete all Group E Elective Units:
C5410 Group F Electives
|Complete all Group F Elective Units:
C5410 Imported Electives
|Complete all Imported Elective Units:
Program transition plan
Due to the upgrade of the CUA Training Package, the Diploma of Music (Sound Production) has been revised to meet the needs of learners and industry to support successful education and employment outcomes.Top of page
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