Learn to tell stories with sound – from the spoken word to podcasting, surround sound cinema to interactive immersive environments.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
You’ll learn how to work in a recording studio. You’ll learn about contemporary sound design and production in areas such as popular music, sound for film and games, studio recording, music technology and live sound.
Explore the theory and production of sound across a range of creative industries within our production facilities which include a real soundstage, recording studio, television studio, drama theatre and surround sound mixing suites to work on music, film, television, games and drama productions.
Some of the areas covered in this course are: music recording, editing, mixing and remixing; film and television sound recording, editing, mixing and design; sound design for interactive media, games and theatre; industrial sound design and radio production.
10 reasons to study Sound at Murdoch
- Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have worked with ABC, CCA Sound, RTRFM, 92,9FM, 6IX, Weta Digital (Peter Jackson NZ), Risk Sound (Melbourne).
- Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
- Make use of our state of the art facilities including a real soundstage, recording studio, TV studio and surround sound mixing suites.
- Follow in the steps of some of our graduates who have worked in Oscar winning sound production teams, and products for government organisations, collaborated with the Singapore National Museum on an augmented reality project, and remixed an album that cracked the US Music Charts.
- Be taught by industry professionals in Sound with many years of experience to pass onto you. Examples include the BBC (UK), Forensic Audio (WA), SBS (Aus), Hidden Shoal Records (WA) and Thames Television (UK).
- Build a portfolio of creative works throughout your degree, which you can use to showcase your creative potential to future employers.
- At Murdoch, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial attitude, client consultation skills, critical thinking and the ability to adapt - so you can action your ideas.
- Travel to Indonesia to take part in a six-week program that involves learning Indonesian and taking an internship in the media or creative industry, or touring theatre and drama productions in South East Asia.
- Study two majors in 3 years and graduate with 2 specialisations, further enhancing your career prospects.
- You could also add a minor in Radio to your Sound degree to complement and expand your career prospects significantly.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- recording studio production
- music technology
- advanced sound production
- sound for screen
- game audio.
Customise your course
Customise your course with a second major or combined degree. Adding a second major or combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some combinations we recommend:
- Radio (minor)
- Screen Production
- Games Art and Design
- Strategic Communication
- Theatre and Drama
- Communication + Creative Media.
Your future career
When you graduate, you’ll be well suited to careers in a range of industries and fields such as audio production, music technology, screen production (TV, film, video), games production, radio production, theatre and drama, podcasting, web audio, live sound production and sound design.
Careers could include:
- Audio or Live Sound Engineer
- Foley Artist or Editor
- Sound Recordist or Boom Operator
- Radio or Podcast Producer
- Sound Designer or Editor.
Murdoch University is a member of the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
This course is only available to internal students at the Murdoch campus since it is a production-based course which utilises the facilities at this campus.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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