Become a professional musician or sound engineer

TAFE SA courses in music cover the theory and practice of producing and performing commercial music. Topics covered include arranging, composition, music business principles and experience in performing at on-the-job venues. As a sound production student, you’ll learn how to use an array of audio production equipment to capture, edit, record, mix, modify, synchronise and broadcast sound for different types of performance.

Video: Sound Production

A graduate of the Diploma in Sound Production, Cat Connelly cites the state-of-the-art facilities and lecturers with current industry experience as two reasons why her qualification is so valuable. Since graduating, she has picked up work with the Adelaide Festival Centre and KOJO, managing the audio for some pretty impressive events! Cat's testimonial video was produced and edited by Kris Barker, a student in the Film & TV program at Adelaide College of the Arts, who has just completed his Advanced Diploma.

Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Hit the Right Notes

As a music student at TAFE SA, you’ll get to work with experienced professional musicians and industry-standard facilities, such as:

  • industry-standard soundproof booths for recording direct from live performance
  • auditorium
  • individual rooms for instrument instruction
  • computer lab for composing and editing digital music.

TAFE SA is the only accredited provider in South Australia to offer the internationally recognised AVID Pro Tools Certified Training Program, which enables participants to become proficient in the use of ProTools software and hardware for digital audio production. The sound production program also has training partner relationships with internationally renowned audio software manufacturers McDSP & Sonnox (Sony Oxford).