Master of Music Technology

This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new applications for admission will be accepted.


Do you want a comprehensive understanding of music software and applications to apply the latest techniques to music production? If you are in the music business or an experienced music teacher looking to advance your knowledge in the music technology field, the Master of Music Technology may be the program for you.

A fusion of artistic creativity and technology, this program will teach you how to maximise these skills through practical, hands-on assessments and major projects. You will be able to complete this advanced qualification within one year, full-time, graduating with outstanding skills and knowledge that can be applied to a variety of roles in the industry.

The program is a geared towards those who have at least an elementary understanding of operating computing equipment. You will be provided 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 Master of Music Technology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of 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 Master of Music Technology will prepare you with the advanced skills and knowledge to make your goal a reality.

This program is best suited to anyone that works seriously 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, taking your skills to a new level as you delve into the principles of 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 age. If you are looking to learn about the latest advances and applications of music technology, the Master of Music Technology from the University of Newcastle could be the program for you.

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


The University of Newcastle’s Master of Music Technology has been established to best prepare you with the advanced creative and technical skills required to work in the music industry in your chosen field and potentially at your desired level.

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

The three core courses focus on the application of music technology. The first core course, Applications of Music Technology, has been developed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of music technology that is most relevant across the industry. You will examine computer and hardware issues within the music industry 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.

The two other core courses are practical/hand-on courses designed to be completed at the end of the program. You will be required to research a specific area of music technology and develop a detailed project proposal. The other course leads on from the first, where you will be progress through the various stages of development and undertake reflective assessment.

Further to the core courses, you will be able to design your postgraduate 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 Master of Music Technology can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.


With a Master in Music Technology from the University of Newcastle you are able to specialise your education to best leverage your career to new heights or in new directions to achieve your goals.

You will have developed advanced industry relevant skills and knowledge in specialised areas to effectively establish or further your career in teaching, as a professional musician, composer, arranger, publisher, producer or as a sound engineer/technician.

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

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