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Graduate Certificate in Music Technology

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Overview

Are you working in the music industry and looking to extend your qualifications and your career prospects? The Graduate Certificate in Music Technology will provide you with a basic understanding of music software and applications to apply the latest techniques to music production.

Developed by fusing artistic creativity and technology, the University of Newcastle’s graduate certificate program will teach you to harness and apply these skills with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest advances in music technology.

You will be able to complete this qualification over two trimesters, full-time, graduating with specialised professional skills and knowledge that can be applied throughout the industry.

Geared towards those who have at least an elementary understanding of operating computing equipment, you will be provided with the flexibility to select a variety of speciality courses to tailor your studies.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Graduate Certificate of Music Technology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Music Technology is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

If you have a passion for music and want to broaden your existing knowledge in the specialist area of music production and distribution, the Graduate Certificate in Music Technology will prepare you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to get you on your way.

This program is best suited to anyone that works in the music industry, in particular music teachers, performing musicians, composers and sound engineers. You will be able to blend your musical talent with modern music technologies, enhancing your existing skills in music production and its various technologies.

Exploring topics such as scoring and sequencing techniques, you will learn new skills in music technology including understanding how the production of music has changed in the digital world. If you are looking to learn about the latest advances and applications of music technology, the Graduate Certificate in Music Technology from the University of Newcastle could be your first step.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'Study' tab.

Study

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Music Technology has been developed to best prepare you with the creative and technical skills required to enhance your career in the music industry.

Your existing knowledge operating computing equipment will support your ability to learn effectively throughout the program. Via our online platform, you will study four courses, three of which are electives, enabling you to focus your qualification to best suit your career needs.

The core course, Applications of Music Technology has been developed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of music technology that is most relevant within the industry. You will examine computer and hardware issues as well as fundamental music technology principles in areas such as music computer operating systems, music technology equipment specifications, data structures, digital audio and practical applications of music technology just to name a few.

Further to the core course, you will be able to design your qualification to suit you, with the following courses on offer:

  • MIDI and Sequencing Techniques
  • Advanced Musical Scoring Techniques
  • Studio Sound Techniques
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Music and Digital Media
  • Computer Assisted Instruction in Music
  • Music and Internet

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Music Technology can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Careers

With a Graduate Certificate in Music Technology from the University of Newcastle you will graduate with a specialised education to suit your career goals. It will develop your industry relevant skills and knowledge to help you in your current career in teaching, as a professional musician, composer, arranger, publisher or producer. For a more comprehensive postgraduate qualification, to take your education to the next level, you may want to consider the Master of Music Technology.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Music Technology, visit the ‘Details’ tab.

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