Creative Industries Centre

Music & Sound Production

Music & Sound Production

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The Music program at TAFE SA is delivered through Salisbury Campus and provides training for both music performance and sound production to Advanced Diploma level.

Music courses cover arrangement, composition, music business principles and provide experience in performing at on-the-job venues.

To be a musician, you need musical skill and a flair for entertainment. You need to have stamina to perform at peak level, self-confidence, motivation, dedication and determination. You must also be able to concentrate for long periods and have a mastery of one or more styles of music.

Sound Production courses teach students to operate audio equipment to record, edit, mix and master and produce sound for CD, DVD, web, TV, radio, film, video productions and live performance.

Sound engineers use an array of electronic equipment to capture, edit, record, mix, modify, synchronise and broadcast sound for different types of performance. They use equipment such as recording or live mixing consoles or computers, outboard equipment (signal and effects processing equipment), microphones, speakers and software to direct and manipulate the sound signal. Sound can be recorded on multi-track tape recorders (digital or analog) or on hard disc recorders and computers.

TAFE SA Salisbury campus is the only accredited provider in South Australia to offer the internationally recognised AVID Pro Tools Certified Training Program, which enables students or other professionals to become proficient in the use of ProTools industry-standard software and hardware for digital audio production. Courses include: Pro Tools 101, 110, 201, 210M & the live sound Venue certifications 110V & 210V.

The Sound Production Program at Salisbury Campus also has training partner relationships with internationally renowned audio software manufacturers McDSP & Sonnox (Sony Oxford).

 AVID Learning Partner
 McDSP Professional Audio Software  Sonnox Oxford Plugins


Salisbury TAFE houses industry-standard sound proof booths for recording direct from live performance, an auditorium, and individual rooms for instrument instruction as well as a recently upgraded Mac lab for composition and editing of digital music.

Many staff members within the music program are working artists, involved in the local, national and international scene. Individual staff members have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, while another recently performed with Windmill Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates are employable in all stages of production and creation of media content with film, TV, and video-production houses, special effects companies, game production studios and mobile phone content developers.

This creative industry involves the ideas and creative positions of script writers, producers, directors, animators and editors. Opportunities in the creative craft departments of production, art and design, camera, lighting, sound and editing are ideally suited to graduates of AC Arts’ film and television and creative media courses.


Industry Partners

Vocational Education and Training (VET) and industry-update skills training can be arranged for schools or other industry partners. The Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) is specifically designed for high school students is available on campus.

For information on establishing a partnership, contact:

Vicki Jenner
Phone 8207 9961



Salisbury Campus
Wiltshire St
South Australia 5108

Email: enquire online
Phone: +61 8 8207 9960
Fax: +61 8 8207 9999


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