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Bachelor of Music – Creative Technology (Audio)


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3 years full-time or equivalent part-time study


February, May, September


Melbourne, Sydney


Domestic and International
FEE-HELP eligible


CRS 1401309
Bachelor 111579M 


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. 


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 


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. 

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.

To maximise your chance of entering the Creative Technology course, we recommend you provide items that demonstrate your recording, mixing, producing and/or mastering experience.

  • Complete pieces, not small samples.
  • At least one should be your original creation – can be in the medium of sound files, video recordings, PDF or handwritten scores, or original audio mix.
  • At least one should demonstrate your ability using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
  • A credit list for each original work, containing your name as the composer/creator and acknowledging other additional contributors.

Find out more about auditioning at AIM.


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  


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

  • Matt Tinkler

    Academic Lecturer

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    Matt Tinkler is an accomplished electronic music producer and audio engineer who has worked with both local and international artists and labels.

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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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  • 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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  • George Makras

    Academic Lecturer

    George makras

    George Makras brings his extensive knowledge in music production, composition and audio to his teaching role at AIM. A long-time member of the AIM Audio and Composition & Music Production Departments, George’s understanding of digital technology and digital audio workstations makes him an indispensable resource for many students.  In 2006 George was certified as a Level One Apple Certified Pro Logic Trainer. George […]

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  • Sam Mentink

    Academic Lecturer

    Sam Mentink

    Sam Mentink has been making music and DJing since the early 2000s. Known for high-energy techno, Sam has performed across both Australasia and Europe

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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.”

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Mitch Gilmore
Bachelor of Music - Creative Technology

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