Undergraduate major

Sound

Learn to tell stories with sound – from the spoken word to podcasting, surround sound cinema to interactive immersive environments.

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MJ-SND

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Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

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.

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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