Diploma in Music (Music Production) (DipMus (MusProd))

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Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2023.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).


The Diploma in Music (Music Production) is designed as an entry portal into the arts, entertainment and media industries. It will provide students with a thorough grounding in studio and live sound engineering. A strong emphasis on practical activities involving session set-up and management, recording, mixing and post-production, complemented by theoretical studies of sound, acoustics, digital audio, and music, provides the basis for either work in the industry or successful continuation into further tertiary study.

The Diploma in Music (Music Production) is an AQF Level 5 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of Postgraduate Program before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Diploma in Music (Music Production)

There shall be a Diploma in Music (Music Production).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Diploma in Music (Music Production), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MUSONIC 1000 Music Technology Foundations 3
MUSONIC 1001 Music & Sound Fundamentals 1A 3
MUSONIC 1002 Music & Sound Fundamentals 1B 3
MUSONIC 1003 Professional Practice 3
MUSONIC 1004 Sound Engineering Advanced 3
MUSONIC 1005 Live Music Production 3
MUSONIC 1210 Sound Engineering 3
MUSONIC 1220 Sonic Arts 3