Course areas

Music Business
Music Performance & Composition
Music Production

Facilities

The new music school facility includes a range of recording studios, film production suites, practice rooms, and a flexible 250-seat performance space. Acoustics and audio visual engineering company, Hanson Associates has provided fully integrated engineering solutions including studio design, vibration isolation, auditorium acoustics, noise control, and production systems.

Our extensive industry connections, small class sizes and practical, career-oriented skills complete the picture. We offer nationally recognised qualifications so you can choose to become a music industry professional, a skilled performer, a sound and audio producer, a songwriter, or a live music event manager and promoter.

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What instruments can I study in music?

A wide variety of instrumentation is covered at Box Hill Institute including brass, woodwind, strings, bass (electric & upright) guitar, piano, drums and more!

What is a Certificate III in Music Industry?

A Certificate III in Music Industry is a course with 2 specialisations, one in performance and the other in sound production. These courses are designed to improve your skills in the core fundamentals of music and set you on the path to continue studying or to start your career. This course is only available through the VETDSS system with participating schools/colleges.

How long is a Certificate IV in Music Industry?

A Certificate IV in Music Industry is completed in 6 months full time (approx 3 -4 days a week) or part time 12 months (2 days a week).

What qualifications do you need to work in the music industry?

A degree level qualification is required for those in the technical aspects of the music industry (sound production, composition, education) however, a "portfolio of work" is generally held in higher regard for performers.

What is a Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop)?

A Diploma of Music Industry (Hip Hop) is a specialist course designed for those who want to produce, manage and develop their own music career. In the course, you will study hip hop production, songwriting, business and performance.

How long is a Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop)?

A Diploma of Music Industry (Specialising in Hip Hop) is completed in 12 months full time.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry?

Our Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry Degree covers the ecosystem of this dynamic and growing industry. Festival, Tour and Artist Management, Marketing skills and the Technical Applications required, Music Law, Music Publishing, Copyrights and Trademarks, Entrepreneurship, Grant Writing and start up business funding, Accounting, metrics and analytics to aid in decision making. Popular Culture and the importance of music in its development.

Work as an artist manager, tour manager, festival organiser, booking agent, publicist or venue manager. Work at a record label in A&R, marketing or publicity, or start your own record label. Become a music supervisor or publisher placing songs on TV shows or in advertising or film!

How long is a Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry?

A Bachelor of Applied Business in Music Industry is completed in 3 years full time.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio Production?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Audio Production is a course designed for those who are looking for the skills needed to work as a producer, engineer, musician, composer, sound engineer, film or game audio sound designer or audio technician. 

What is the difference between studying Audio Production and Sound Production?

Sound production students focus more on the technical aspects of music production (studio recording & live sound). Students studying audio production take elements of the composition stream (more theoretical compositional elements) and this is blended with elements of the sound production course resulting in a hybrid.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition is a course designed to kickstart your career as a composer, orchestrator, sound designer, film and media composer, songwriter, music producer or game audio professional. The course will equip you with the skills needed to excel in your career.

What are the career outcomes from studying a Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition?

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Music - Composition, you can apply for jobs as a composer for film, TV and games, sound designer, musical director, concert music composer, writer and arranger, music artist and many more.

What qualifications do you need to work as a music producer?

A degree in Sound or Audio production is essential to give you the underpinning knowledge to become a producer.

What is a Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance?

A Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance is a course designed for musicians who want to take their musicianship to the next level and learn the skills required to have a successful career as a performing artist. 

What are the career outcomes from studying music performance?

Upon successful completion of a music performance course, you may apply for roles including performer, composer, music education or marketing.