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AWARD: Bachelor of Music (Audio)

Calling all aspiring sound engineers, music producers and audiophiles:


Dial up the volume, it's time to dive in


Your Bachelor of Music (Audio) will speak volumes:

  • Plug into your passion. Once you’ve mastered the foundations of recording and mixing, you’ll choose one of 4 pathways to pursue your purpose:
  1. The professional studio: in our state-of-the-art facilities
  2. Live sound production: on- and off-campus in the fast-paced live music concert scene
  3. Media post-production: sound design for film and game production
  4. The digital studio: synthesis, sampling and electronic music programming
  • Collaborate with other student composers, musicians, performers and actors on recording live concert projects
  • Graduate confident and capable of using the latest software in sound and media production
  • Enjoy top-of-the-line recording facilities with the best digital and vintage analogue production equipment to perfect your technique
  • Thrive in the theory that shapes sound engineering – acoustics, perception of hearing, digital audio, sampling and system design
  • Discover diverse genres and styles through the history and culture of music to expand and enhance your understanding of sound
  • Be taught and mentored by high-calibre audio specialists in a supportive, creative environment. Your lecturers are all active in the national or international music scene – they will teach you the best and latest practices.

Download our Program Guide for course structure and subject details.

  1. Major study: Practical, specialised training to develop operational and technical excellence
  2. Academic studies: Train in music theory, hone your ear, expand your knowledge of genres and sounds as well as the business side of the entertainment industry
  3. Ensemble: Collaborate with other composers, musicians and performers and put your skills into practice
  4. Associated studies & electives: Space to sharpen your focus or explore more

Elective units give the flexibility to explore and shape your experience. If an area of specialty is calling, you can answer with electives that sharpen your focus. Or you could go broader across performance, production, management, media and tech subjects.

In fact, you can choose electives from any of AIM’s major study streams, wherever your music musings take you. Popular examples include:

  • Acting: Imagination & the Actor
  • Arranging
  • Artist Management
  • Indian Rhythms
  • Introduction to Entertainment Law
  • Digital Marketing
  • DJ Electronic Music
  • Drum Skills
  • Electronic Music
  • Introduction to Film & Screen
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Foundations of Improvisation
  • Guitar Skills
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Latin Rhythms
  • Live Sound
  • Mixing for Screen
  • Movement for Stage
  • Songwriting
  • And many more …

Entrance is by portfolio submission plus short interview if required. Audio Technology applicants are required to:

  • submit a portfolio containing up to TWO examples of recorded work where the applicant has completed or significantly contributed to the sound recording and/or production. The portfolio audio works should include a credit list; containing, for example: arranger, producer, musicians, engineer, etc. 
  • provide certified Academic Transcripts of previous study (including HSC and formal music grades). Year 12 school leavers should provide this once received.
  • provide a resume that covers ALL musical experience, including live and recorded music production.

Please note: In order to be considered for the Bachelor of Music (Audio) degree, students should ideally possess basic knowledge of one of the following digital audio workstation platforms: - Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, Reason, or Garageband.


The interview process if required, can be conducted in person, via video or streaming.  It will involve audio knowledge and a musicianship assessment.   


 Bachelor of Music specific admissions


For more information on the specific entry and admissions processes relevant to your program of interest and your student status, please follow the links below

Domestic Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria


International Students

How to Apply

Admissions Criteria




Beau Sherrard
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Beau Sherrard

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Beau has been working in the audio industry for 15 years in both the live and studio environment.  He has engineered and produced all kinds of music from classical to jazz, pop, rock, heavy metal, and brings this experience to the classroom. He has worked with the likes of INXS, Grinspoon, The Living End and Mick Hart. His experience and understanding of analogue and digital technology both past and present, delivers vital knowledge and skillbase to Audio students, making Beau a great asset to the AIM audio team.

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    Head of School - Production & Stagecraft

    Jason is a senior Audio professional with Australian and international experience in managing Audio and Creative Media educational facilities.

    He has been involved in audio education since 1989, and is a freelance music producer/engineer with a wealth of studio experience. He also specialises in recording live performances & has recorded concerts for Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, John Butler Trio, Cat Empire and the Wailers.

    Jason commenced working for the Australian Institute of Music in 2009 as a lecturer specialising in recording techniques and digital audio workstations. He now heads the Audio Department of AIM, and is in charge of the studio facilities.

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