Diploma in Audio Production
The Diploma in Audio Production is a practice-based programme that prepares you for entry into the exciting and fast-paced audio production industry in Singapore and abroad. You will focus on all aspects of music production involving the recording studio and sound reinforcement disciplines, including large-scale theatre and multimedia productions in the three theatre venues at LASALLE.
Through a progressive structure of modules and assessments, you are taken step by step through the fundamentals of audio technologies and working methodologies of audio production. Working closely with other Performing Arts students including from Music, Acting, Musical Theatre and Technical and Production Management, you gain unique experience in setting up and operating sound for live concerts and performances, as well as for recording projects in the state-of-the-art recording studio at LASALLE. Through this hands-on, project-based programme, you will learn and hone the necessary skills for professional placement in this exciting and dynamic industry. Top local and international practitioners provide knowledge and experience as you gain confidence to take on industry-level projects in a limited amount of time. Upon completion, you will graduate with the necessary skill set to undertake a vocation in audio production.
In Level 1, you will share many common modules across the Diplomas in the School of Contemporary Music and the School of Dance & Theatre. These shared modules aim to provide you with a comprehensive basic knowledge and grounding in the basic creative processes, technical and academic skills essential for progressing to Levels 2 and 3. The modules also allow for diagnostic and formative teaching to ensure you have made the appropriate choice in Diploma in Audio Production.
In Level 2, you will be developed in skills, knowledge, problem-solving and in work methods. You will be placed in professionally structured projects and productions reflecting industry practice. Skills and knowledge are continually applied in projects and productions.
In Level 3, you will undertake modules that may include self-devised/directed studies or projects. Industry placements will assist you to gain an accurate understanding of the performing industries through personal involvement in a preferred field with an industry professional or company. These placements allow you to apply your studio and academic, understandings and achievements to the diverse expectations of a vital and demanding industry. In the Community Engagement module, you will learn from non-profit organisations or community-interest-led projects where you will identify community problems and issues of social concern of your chosen area of study could address and/or change. Using the skill sets and research methods learned, you will be asked to be creative and effective in proposing solutions to such problems and issues.
Career Paths: Studio Recording Engineer, Live Sound Reinforcement Engineer, Music Producer, Music Editor, Audio Video Systems Designer, Product Specialist
Related Careers: Music Reviewer, Electronic Music Composer, Acoustician