Bachelor of Music - Audio

General

Program Description

Calling All Aspiring Sound Engineers, Music Producers, and Audiophiles

Dial up the volume, it's time to dive in!

Your Bachelor of Music (Audio) will speak volumes:

  • Plug into your passion. Once you’ve mastered the foundations of recording and mixing, you’ll choose one of 4 pathways to pursue your purpose:
  • The professional studio: in our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Live sound production: on- and off-campus in the fast-paced live music concert scene
  • Media post-production: sound design for film and game production
  • The digital studio: synthesis, sampling and electronic music programming
  • Collaborate with other student composers, musicians, performers and actors on recording live concert projects
  • Graduate confident and capable of using the latest software in sound and media production
  • Enjoy top-of-the-line recording facilities with the best digital and vintage analog production equipment to perfect your technique
  • Thrive in the theory that shapes sound engineering – acoustics, perception of hearing, digital audio, sampling, and system design
  • Discover diverse genres and styles through the history and culture of music to expand and enhance your understanding of sound
  • Be taught and mentored by high-caliber audio specialists in a supportive, creative environment. Your lecturers are all active in the national or international music scene – they will teach you the best and latest practices.

Subject streams

  1. Major study: Practical, specialized training to develop operational and technical excellence
  2. Academic studies: Train in music theory, hone your ear, expand your knowledge of genres and sounds as well as the business side of the entertainment industry
  3. Ensemble: Collaborate with other composers, musicians, and performers and put your skills into practice
  4. Associated studies & electives: Space to sharpen your focus or explore more

Electives

Elective units give the flexibility to explore and shape your experience. If an area of specialty is calling, you can answer with electives that sharpen your focus. Or you could go broader across performance, production, management, media and tech subjects.

In fact, you can choose electives from any of AIM’s major study streams, wherever your music musings take you. Popular examples include:

  • Acting: Imagination & the Actor
  • Arranging
  • Artist Management
  • Indian Rhythms
  • Introduction to Entertainment Law
  • Digital Marketing
  • DJ Electronic Music
  • Drum Skills
  • Electronic Music
  • Introduction to Film & Screen
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Foundations of Improvisation
  • Guitar Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Latin Rhythms
  • Live Sound
  • Mixing for Screen
  • Movement for Stage
  • Songwriting
  • And many more …

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent via an alternative pathway
  • English Language Proficiency IELTS 6.0 (International Students only)
  • Digital Portfolio submitted
  • Proof of basic knowledge of at least one Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
  • Supporting documents: - identification (passport or birth certificate)
  • Resume covering prior music and production experience

Amazing Recording Facilities

AIM Studios are custom-designed recording facilities stocked with industry-standard recording and production software, mixing consoles and microphones … welcome to your new home. The studios feature a mix of both cutting-edge digital and vintage analog recording equipment, some of which you’ll only find in the top studios around the world. As an AIM audio student, you’ll get more access to this caliber of equipment than any other Australian degree. For live sound students, our venues have all the gear you’ll need for live concert production: digital and analog consoles for front of the house as well as foldback, lighting and a full backline. Plus, with our off-campus partners, you’ll have access to more equipment and professional experience.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Studio Recording & Mixing Engineer
  • Live Concert Engineer
  • Post Production – Foley & sound effects, ADR
  • Music Producer
  • Broadcast Engineer – live, jingles, advertising, voiceovers, outside broadcast
  • Film, gaming, or stage sound design
  • Location Sound Recordist
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Remixer
  • Audio-visual Technician
  • Forensics Sound Engineer
Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Building on 50 years as an education provider, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest tertiary music institution.

Building on 50 years as an education provider, the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) is Australia’s largest tertiary music institution. Read less
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