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Sound Production VET Specialisation


This specialisation covers a broad spectrum of disciplines in sound production and operation. Students develop skills and knowledge in the areas of theatre, film, television, radio, concerts, festivals, studio work and trade presentations.

Specific procedures are studied in stage and concert sound, digital sound and sound for the electronic media. The theory and practice of music recording and the creation of special effects for theatre are also studied. Investigation into the new areas of acoustic sculpture and art is encouraged.

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Unit set overview



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Year 1 - VET Full

Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR505Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Film Sound 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPM604Plan and manage film and media post-production
CUASOU507Compile music for soundtracks
CUASOU408Edit dialogue
Live Sound 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU506Create a final sound balance
Music Record
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU504Produce sound recordings
CUASOU602Manage production of sound recordings
Sound for Theatre 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU503Develop sound designs
Sound Production and Operations 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAMLT502Apply concepts of music and society to professional practice
Production 2
Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR603Engage in the business of creative practice
Audio Technologies
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU403Manage audio system control networks
CUAMPF502Incorporate interactive technology into performance

Year 1 - Semester 1

Location Sound
Unit Code Unit Title
CUASOU410Record sound on location
CUASOU411Coordinate sound recording operations on location

Year 1 - Semester 2

Sound Industry 2
Unit Code Unit Title
BSBIPR501Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

For more detailed unit information for this VET Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Sound Recordist, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer

This VET Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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