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The Bachelor of Music (Audio) degree at AIM provides future audio professionals with a solid background in recording, mixing and audio production. Students seeking a career as an audio engineer, a music producer, in live concert sound or multimedia post-production (film and television) have the opportunity to utilise AIM’s state of the art studio facilities and the expansive knowledge of our industry veteran teaching staff to develop their listening skills and technical aptitudes whilst acquiring the hands-on experience required to excel in a competitive, rewarding industry.


The Australian Institute of Music has an impressive arsenal of vintage analog studio gear and cutting-edge digital production equipment to enable our students to professionally record, produce and mix their music and audio projects throughout their audio degree. Beyond formal group lessons and one-on-one tuition, AIM students also have extended access to our recording studios. Tour our recording studios here.


AIM’s accomplished and award-winning audio and production lecturers bring a wealth of audio knowledge, production experience and industry connection to AIM’s Bachelor of Music (Audio) course.

Guided by their experiences working with high-profile artists within some of the world’s most prestigious studios, AIM’s audio educators have crafted the course to accurately reflect real world projects. Our focus is developing our students’ ability to confidently hit the ground running after they graduate. Our industry-ready focus provides AIM students with a significant edge.


The Australian Institute of Music is Australia’s only major tertiary institution dedicated exclusively to music. As a result, our audio students will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented musicians and students of all disciplines, from contemporary and classical to songwriting, composition and music business management.

The music industry is fundamentally built on relationships. Well-developed interpersonal skills are essential for any audio professional to stay employed or in-demand as a skilled freelancer. Therefore, AIM’s unique integration of programs and vibrant creative community will not only enhance career prospects for our students but introduce them to future collaborators post-graduation.

If you’re ready to apply great!  To get started click APPLY to self-register via the AIM student portal and complete our online application form.  It takes approximately 10 minutes, once submitted we’ll be in touch shortly.

If you’ve got questions click ENQUIRE and a friendly member of our admissions team will contact you to chat.


3 years full-time, 6 years part-time


February, May, September 




Domestic and International
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Domestic and International
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The facilities are amazing- we’ve got world class teachers, with world class studios and we get to use equipment that you wouldn’t otherwise get to use. 

Student at AIM
Mitch Gilmore
Bachelor of Music Audio

The modern entertainment industry is comprised of many different activities and roles. At the conclusion of your course, you’ll be able to communicate effectively as an audio engineer and demonstrate initiative in a variety of contexts. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to explore a range of career options including:

  • Studio Recording & Mixing Engineer
  • Live Concert Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer – live, jingles, advertising, voiceovers, outside broadcast
  • Post Production – Foley and sound effects, ADR
  • Film & Game Sound Design
  • Location Sound Recordist
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Remixer
  • Audio-visual Technician
  • Forensics Sound Engineer

When you study at AIM, you join a community of highly respected musicians and music industry professionals with years of experience and amazing connections. AIM’s industry knowledge means that you’ll have multiple opportunities to connect, collaborate and learn from the best in the business.

 Learn more about how AIM helps you to succeed  View Career Opportunities

You will learn theoretical and technical skills in all aspects of creative musicianship. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to test your production skills on our performance students using our state-of-the-art recording facilities, live concert spaces and digital environments.

Bachelor of Music Audio

Our audio equipment includes:

– Focusrite RedNet Audio over Ethernet across 5 floors of campus via Dante

– SSL 4000 G+ Series Console

– Avid Pro Tools Ultimate with HD Native and I/O Interfaces

– Lexicon 480 Reverb Unit

– Adam Audio A7 Monitors

– ATC SCM20ASL Pro Monitors

– Manley ‘ELOP’ Stereo Electro-Optical Limiter

– Manley Stereo Pultec EQP-1A Tube Equalizer

– Manley Voxbox Channel Strip

– Summit Audio TLA-100 Tube Levelling Amplifier

– Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Dynamics Processor

– Studer A827 24-Track Analog Tape Machine

– 5.1 Surround Sound mixing studio with Genelec 8030A Monitors

– Avalon VT-737SP Channel Strip

– Avid S3

– Avid VENUE S6L Digital Mixer


 To apply to study at AIM, you’ll need to provide a portfolio of two musical items. This may include any of the following: 

  •  A live performance (to be performed during the interview) 
  • A recorded visual or audio performance 
  • A recorded original composition 
  • A PDF score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • An audio mix of a musical work 


Applicants may choose to provide a combination of evidence e.g. a live performance of an existing work and a recording of an original track. Applicants may be required to attend an interview. Audio students should consider providing at least one mix of a musical work as part of the portfolio. 

Would you like to talk about your options for entryEmail us 


To reach your potential as a musician, you need to learn from experts. Explore who you will study under.

  • Glen Phimister

    Academic Lecturer

    glen phimister

    Glen Phimister is a highly experienced audio engineer who has worked with some of the greatest artists in Australian and international music. He started his career in the early 70s at London’s legendary Trident Studios, assisting a steady stream of major acts such as Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, and Harry Neilson.

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  • Robert Sedky

    Academic Lecturer

    robert sedky

    Robert John Sedky is a Melbourne-based musician and composer. While his first passion is composition, he has worked extensively as a session player, producer and solo recording artist.

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  • Adrian Bolland


    adrian bolland

    Adrian Bolland is one of Australia’s most experienced and celebrated audio experts. As a producer, engineer and mixer, he’s been credited with a long list of hit singles and albums for artists such as The Divinyls, Slim Dusty, The Little River Band, Leo Sayer, Vince Jones, Gangajang, The Rockmelons, Celibate Rifles,  Severed Heads, Margaret Urlich and many others. In 1993 he won the ARIA Award for Engineer of the Year.

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