Whether your dream is to record, create, produce, edit, mix or master, this course provides an in-depth understanding of the operational and technical aspects of the industry with particular emphasis on studio recording and production, live sound production and sound design.
JMC Academy’s Audio Engineering and Sound Production course was the first to be accredited in Australia and remains the longest running audio course today. The curriculum has continued to evolve in line with industry standards whilst meeting the expectations and changing needs of the sector. Strong student support and ongoing upgrades to our facilities and technology also ensure students are able to meet these challenges.
Diploma of Audio Engineering and Sound Production
At Diploma level, students explore the fundamentals of audio and production. Along with building vital academic proficiency, students acquire a strong foundation in the use of a digital audio workstation and operation of live sound equipment.
They begin to develop and apply practical skills relating to microphones, mixing consoles, recording and signal processors. Studio subjects involve an introduction to software based recording systems with an emphasis on editing, arranging and mixing. Students are required to record a band using multi-microphone techniques, and then overdub other instruments to a multi-track recorder.
The theoretical fundamentals of acoustics, electronics, synthesis, sound design and music production underpin the practical elements, adding to the students’ comprehensive understanding and ability to progress to the more complex concepts introduced at the Degree level.
Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Engineering and Sound Production)
The Degree builds further on the individual aesthetics and creativity of students, teaching skills in business and development. Units at this level include more targeted skills in audio post-production, surround sound and large scale PA systems design.
Studio units draw upon the students’ conceptual knowledge and technical skills to initiate and complete a soundtrack for a visual production. It also provides students with the opportunity to creatively experiment with their audio engineering and sound production craft in preparation of their show reel. This unit places students in the most advanced audio facility in the campus and exposes them to high-end audio technology and specialised outboard equipment that may be found in premier studios around the world.
Finally, students engage in research to develop their areas of interest and specialisation. This also enhances their potential for establishing and sustaining their professional practice opportunities.