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Bachelor of Music – Creative Technology (Audio)

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SOUND LIKE A PRO 

The Bachelor of Music – Creative Technology (Audio) is more than a traditional audio engineering program. You will go beyond the recording studio, learn how to become a successful audio practitioner and create a fulfilling career. You will learn proven theory and get practical experience as you record and create music in unique ways and gain professional skills. 

TRAIN IN STATE-OF-THE-ART RECORDING STUDIOS 

This specialisation equips you to become a songwriter, composer, producer or engineer. It covers all aspects of audio engineering and gives you first-hand experience with: 

  • Cutting-edge audio technology and DAWs (digital audio workstations) 
  • Vintage analogue instruments and recording equipment 
  • Acoustically treated studio spaces for professional quality recording projects 
  • High-end professional recording consoles 
  • A community of songwriters, musicians and performers to collaborate with 

BECOME AN IN-DEMAND AUDIO PROFESSIONAL 

You will become proficient with current and emerging audio technologies, but more than that – you will express your unique creativity and bring your ideas to life. 

The Creative Technology program lets you build a body of work for your portfolio to help you land paid work and start your career as an audio professional. 

DURATION

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time study

INTAKES

February, May, September

Location

Melbourne, Sydney

Fees

Domestic and International
FEE-HELP eligible

CODES

CRS 1401309
Bachelor 111579M 

Fees

Domestic and International
FEE-HELP eligible

CODES

CRS 1401309
Bachelor 111579M 

“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.”

mitch gilmore
Mitch Gilmore
Bachelor of Music - Creative Technology

At the conclusion of your course, you will gain an industry-recognised qualification with multiple career opportunities such as: 

  • Recording, Mixing & 
  • Mastering Engineer 
  • Electronic Music Programmer 
  • Audio-Visual Technician 
  • Broadcast Engineer 
  • Film and Games Sound Designer 
  • Live Concert Engineer 
  • Location Sound Recordist 
  • Mastering Engineer 
  • Music Producer 
  • Post Producer – Foley & Sound Effects, ADR 
  • Stage Sound Designer 

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

Course Overview

Try a Diploma of Music (Pathway into Bachelor of Music) 

Not quite ready for a full three-year degree? See if tertiary music studies are for you with a one-year Diploma of Music. You will take electives across all our programs, gain musical literacy, and build foundational academic skills. You will achieve an industry-recognised qualification and be accredited for all your completed courses if you decide to continue into your Bachelor of Music as a second-year student. 

To gain entry into our Bachelor of Music programs, applicants are required to audition and must prepare two contrasting items. These may take the form of: 

  • A live music performance 
  • A recorded video or audio performance 
  • A recorded original composition including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 
  • A pdf score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • A handwritten score of an original composition or arrangement 
  • An original audio mix of a musical work including a credit list (for example: composer, lyricist, arranger, producer, musicians, engineer) 
  • An analytical essay about music or the music business. Topics may include a music artist, composer, musical work, genre, or aspect of the music business. 

Applicants for Bachelor of Music – Creative Technology (Audio) should include at least one original composition score, recorded composition or arrangement, or original audio mix of a musical work.  

AND 

Must have achieved ONE of the following:  

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Year 12 Certificate in the last 2 years (such as HSC or VCE*) and satisfy the minimum English language entry of a Band 3 in HSC English Standard (or equivalent)  
  • Satisfactory completion of IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma qualification in the past 2 years  
  • Satisfactory completion of an AQF VET qualification (Certificate IV and above, or equivalent as assessed by DET)  
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 6 months full-time tertiary study (AQF level 5 or higher)  
  • Be a mature age student (21 years or older)  

 

*NOTE: Completion of Senior VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) does not meet these requirements.  

Need Further Information? View Entry Requirements Domestic or Entry Requirements International.

Would you like to talk about your options for entry? Email us admissions@aim.edu.au  

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

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

  • Glen Phimister

    Academic Lecturer

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    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

    ACADEMIC LECTURER

    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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