ARE YOU STRESSED ABOUT YOUR ATAR? You can enter our courses without an ATAR. If you want to go on to study at university, having a diploma is your pathway in without an ATAR. Depending on your level of experience and prevous studies, you might even get advanced standing
RE: NEW COURSE NAMES
The government re-named most of our courses "Music Industry", whether it's Performance, Production, Electronic Music or Business. Don't worry, we will make sure you get into the right course once you're in the system.
FULL-TIME MUSIC COURSES click on the links below to find out more about our full-time courses
Full time courses run during the day for 2 to 2.5 days a week, usually 9:30am-4:30pm.
Sydney TAFE Music full time courses all begin every semester.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION Click course name below to register your interest. Diploma of Music Industry (Electronic Music Production)
Starts 12 February 2018Click here to let us know you're interested (1 year, no pre-requisite, interview required, Vet Student Loan available) If you want to be an electronic music producer or recording artist, this is the fast track for you. Compared to our normal Diploma in Sound Production, which is for producing organic bands, this Electro course doubles up on the recording software. While the other guys are the big studio spending hours to get a full band mic'd up and sounding good, you instantly get a professional, amazing sound from the software instrument, so you can jump straight into creative choices. If you show up and participate, you will finish with radio-ready polished tracks for sale in the market. We teach you to sell your music online everywhere globally, get your Soundcloud and Facebook together, advertise on Facebook cheaply. Plus you will take it to the stage using Ableton Push controllers and CDJs. OH MY GOD the price is insanely low! The government pays 60% so you only pay $4060 and you can put that on a student loan. With disability exemption it's free.
Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Electronic Music Production)
Starts 12 February 2018 Click here to let us know you're interested (1 Semester, Tues & Wed 9:30-5:30 for 20 weeks, Pre-requisite Diploma Electronic Music or similar, Vet Student Loan available) For those who completed the Diploma Sound Production (Electronic Music), or have a lot of experience producing electronic music in Ableton, this is the next step toward fulfilling your creative vision, and fulfilling your career goals. You will become fluent running a recording studio with large mixing console and outboard gear, you'll master mastering, get way more advanced at composition and songwriting, both in terms quantity and quality, and Eric Chapus will teaching you how to do an amazing live set that earns good money. More songs, better songs, better sounds, better money, this is it. We plan to reun this 2 days a week for 20 weeks, and the price is insanely. The government pays 60% so you only pay $3860 and you can put that on a student loan. With disability exemption it's free.
MUSIC BUSINESS Click course name to enrol Certificate III in Music Industry (Business) Starts 12 February 2018Click here to let us know you're interested (1 semester, no interview, low cost subidised course) In this course you will learn about all the job functions in the music business, so you can plan your career and get ahead faster. You'll put on a show, promote it and play on it if you want. You'll learn copyright to protect your songs and get royalties. You will also learn how tro stay on top of thev digital revolution in the music industry in terms of publicity and promotion.
Diploma of Music Industry (Music Business) Starts 12 February 2018Click here to let us know you're interested (1 semester after doing Cert III, low cost subsidised, Vet Student Loan available) You will learn to develop and manage recording artists, shop record deals, plan tours & promotion campaigns, create advertisements, get sponsorships, raise money with crowd funding and grant writing, do distribution deals, licensing music for Film/TV/Commercials and more. You will learn how how to make money with publicity, social media, grants, crowd funding, gigs, airplay, merch, digital and physical sales, and much more. Staff will assist you in getting work experience, internships and job placement.
SOUND PRODUCTION - Audio Engineering Click course name to register your interest Cert III in Music Industry (Sound Production) Starts 12 February 2018Click here to let us know you're interested (1 Semester, requires interview to see if this is the right level for you. Please register by clicking course name, then book interview. It fills up fast so hurry!) This course is for anyone who wants to be a music producer, audio engineer in live or studio, using music production & recording software and mixing. There is also a lot of employment in live music too, so you will learn PA systems, staging & lighting.
LIVE PRODUCTION Click course name to register your interest Cert III in Live Production & Services Starts 12 February 2018Click here to let us know you're interested (1 Semester, no pre-requisite. It fills up fast so hurry!) You'll become fully qualified for job opportunities in live production, from clubs to concerts to corporates, conferences and theatre. In venues on and off campus, you'll learn PA systems, mixing live music, staging, lighting including followspots, hazers and washes, projection/visualisation systems, event management, and will qualify for a construction WHS Whitecard. For help, contact 9217 3216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Business Intensive This is 30 hours of FREE training on how to make money in the music business. You'll get a quick overview of what all the jobs in the music industry are, how to put on shows and promote them, how to raise cash with crowd funding, grants and partnerships, managing bands, A&R, copyright and more. This is a rare chance to sample lessons from both the Cert III and Diploma of Music Business, so you will learn tons, and find out if you want to study more.
Ableton Live Intensive The most popular music production software can you be yours to command. Used by Flume to Tame Impala to Skrillex, this is the industry standard for electronic music production. Learn to harness one of the most powerful samplers, pitch shifting, time warping, filter, FX, and built in instruments to create the any music you can imagine.
Recording Studio Intensive
Learn how to use a full recording studio from scratch. Learn microphone techniques, signal flows and how to get a great sound. This is awesome if you know recording software already, or want to prepare for a Certificate or Diploma. After learning the studio, you will have time in class to work on your recordings in teams.
Music Performance Skills Intensive This FREE short course will help you get better at playing your instrument and singing. You will spend most of the time playing and/or singing in a band, learning new songs and writing songs. Whether you play guitar, drums, keyboard, bass, sing or rap, this is a great chance to tighten up and prepare for a full time music performance course.
Songwriting Intensive In this Songwriting course you will build skills in writing songs and lyrics, including creating new songs from scratch and re-writing to improve existing songs for yourself and others. You will learn to write faster and more intuitively, using a toolbox full of techniques to fix and finish songs, even when you are not inspired. You will learn to give and receive feedback more positively, incorporate influences without plagiarising, collaborate better, start more songs and finish more songs, all with better quality.
Band Rehearsal Intensive This FREE short course seems like it's just tons of free rehearsal time for your band, and that's true. But you will also learn to be a better band member, with better communication skills, better playing and/or singing skills, better dynamics and better stagecraft.
Wednesdays 6pm-9pm, starting in soon, register and we will let you know.
Lead Singing Intensive In this FREE short course, you can improve your existing skills or start learning from scratch with no prior ability in singing at all. Whatever level you are at, the teacher will help you get to the next level. By the end you will be able to sing a range songs. This is fantastic for experienced singers who want to sound more professional, songwriters who want to be able to develop songs better, and musicians who want to be able to sing backing vocals in their band.
Electric Guitar Intensive In this FREE short course, you will learn more about electric guitar, including how to get a great sound from an amp, how to use various effects pedals, play simple power chords that can be used on most songs, proper picking technique, running basic scales and which scales work best for each key. By the end you will be able to play a range of simple songs. This is fantastic if you want to get into songwriting, improve your playing in a band environment, or accompany yourself while singing. You can also take the free Music Performance Intensive right after this each week and make Saturdays your music day!
Keyboard / Piano Intensive In this FREE short course, you can improve your existing skills or start learning from scratch with no prior ability of playing keyboard or piano. Whatever level you are at, the teacher will help you get to the next level. By the end you will be able to play a range of simple songs. This is fantastic if you are programing music software such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro, because you will be able to work faster and make it sound much more professional.
How to Register or Enrol for a class:
1. Click the name of the course you like (listed above in blue)
2. Fill out the form online to let us know you're interested.
3. We will let you know when it is going to run.
4. Later, you will need to do an actual enrolment, which will require a Unique Student Identifier Number. If you don't have one, it takes about 2 minutes to get it. Just go to http://usi.gov.au , it's easy and quick.
Our alumni are all over the music industry with our graduates working everywhere from APRA/AMCOS to Triple J to record labels and major production companies. Others have forged successful artistic careers such as Matt Mason of The DMA's, Gideon Bensen from the Preatures, Tuka from the Thundamentals, as well as professionals such as Triple J's Music Director Nick Findlay, Thundamentals' manager Nathan Farrell, and alumni in just about every company in the music business. We train in Music Performance, Sound Production, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Live Production and more, certificate II through to advanced diploma. We have a great recording studio and performance rooms, a teaching staff of seasoned music industry professionals and close contacts in the music industry in Australia and around the world.
SYDNEY TAFE MUSIC is on Mary Ann St at Jones St Mall, building M
A good address to map directions is 32 Mary Ann St, Ultimo, which is the cafe across the street.
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