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- Television and Video Production
- Sound production
- Music Industry
- Live Production - Theatre and Events
Ever had a passion for music? Or an interest in television production? Or even a desire to work as a sound engineer, music producer or band manager?
If so, the Performing Arts department at NMIT is the place for you.
"It's primarily playing. There's a lot of playing going on which is nice."
"Everything to do with noise and media and stuff like that. "
"Working with creative types means that we are always having a bit of a laugh. There are always some fun things to do and some serious work to get on with as well. "
The NMIT Performing Arts department consists of four exciting areas: television production, music performance, sound production and music industry.
In each of these areas, a variety of courses is available, offering you the chance to receive certificates and advanced diplomas in your preferred area of study.
"One of the best deals for me, I think, is that we get a one hour private lesson every week from a fantastic tutor like a professionals who play around Melbourne . The teachers themselves are really good because they are professionals. We can go and watch the teachers play their music around town. You get a lot of face hours with the teachers, a lot more than you do at universities and colleges. It's local and a lot more laid back, and not as full on for people who just want to have fun with music as well."
NMIT music performance courses are very popular. Focusing on jazz and popular music styles, they are offered at campuses located in Fairfield and Greensborough. A variety of levels of study are possible in music performance, ranging from a Certificate II to an Advanced Diploma of Music Performance - Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Students completing the two year Advanced Diploma of Music Performance - Jazz and Contemporary are able to gain one year of credit into a new and innovative bachelor degree in Australian popular music.
"I'm doing a Bachelor of Australian Popular Music at NMIT . The best thing about the course is definitely performing and getting the chance to show your peers what you've been practising and were you're at with skill level. Getting up and having a jam. That's what we do it for."
Sound production courses at Fairfield campus teach students about the recording and sound production industry. Students have access to magnificent facilities including current audio editing programs such as Pro Tools. We aim to provide students with as much hands on activity as we can provide. A full-time Certificate IV and Advanced Diploma of Music Industry - Technical Production, are on offer as well as part-time offers.
"Sound production, live sounds, studio recordings. I recommend this course to anyone. Especially here at NMIT, it's great. Great facilities. "
Located at Fairfield , the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry Business, is a two year program that explores many different aspects of the music industry, including artist development, band management, promotion, and event management. Each year of the course is designed around exciting, practical projects which aim to get you started in your music industry career.
Television production is located at the Collingwood campus. Programs include the Certificate III in Screen, the Certificate IV in Screen and the Advanced Diploma of Screen.
The television studio has just recently been upgraded into a high definition facility due to a multi-million dollar grant.
"I really recommend this course to anyone who is interested in media. Anyone who really wants to know how a TV studio works or you've just got a hobby at home filming with your mates, or even at year 12, year 11 media study levels. If you are into doing your own productions then this is the way to go".
Last, but not least, the department also offers a range of short courses. These include online courses in song writing and music copyright, and other short courses including a course in preparing for auditions.
If you want to be a part of this thriving music and television environment, don't hesitate to contact the Performing Arts department for more information.
Phone 03 9269 8933 or email email@example.com
Or just visit the NMIT website www.nmit.vic.edu.au/departments/performingarts