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What instruments can I study in music?

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

What is a Certificate III in Music?

A Certificate III in Music 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 VDSS system with participating schools/colleges.

What is a Certificate IV in Music?

A Certificate IV in Music is a course with 3 specialisations; one in performance, one in sound production, and one (traineeship) in live production and theatre.

For more information about the traineeship, please click here.

What is a Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Performance)?

A Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in 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.

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. An additional qualification (Cert IV in Training and Assessment, or Masters) may be required for education in particular sectors.

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

Sound Production (Certificate IV) studies offer an insight into the basic skills required for studio recording, live sound, and music production. On completion of this course, students have a clearer understanding of where they would like to focus their skills, and often go on to study a Bachelor course with a major in either Music Production, Audio Production, or other (e.g. Composition).

Music Production (Bachelor) students focus primarily on taking a musical idea from its inception to a finished recording. This is done initially 'in the box' through the use of software like Ableton and Logic but also includes the use of recording studios and performing musicians. Music Production students also learn how to DJ and perform live electronic music in the first year of their degree.

Audio Production (Bachelor) students produce finished recordings too; however, this is done primarily with a focus on recording live performers in our large recording studios using microphones, analogue hardware, and large mixing consoles. Audio Production students also learn the foundations of live sound and sound for media in their first year of the degree.

What is a Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Music Production)?

A Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Music Production) is a course designed to kick-start your career as a DJ, music producer or self-produced artist. In this course you will learn how to produce and perform your own music, as well as how to integrate your unique skills with songwriters, performers, and the wider music industry. 

What is a Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Audio Production)?

A Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in 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 qualifications do you need to work as a music producer?

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

What is a Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Composition)?

A Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Composition) is a course designed to kick-start 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 Music Industry (Major in Composition)?

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in 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 is a Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Music Business)?

Our Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Music Business) 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 Music Industry (Major in Music Business)?

A Bachelor of Music Industry (Major in Music Business) is completed in 3 years full time.