Music Technology and Composition
This is an important part of being a modern musician. In the first half of Diploma, students will work with Logic Pro X then move onto Pro Tools for the second half of Diploma. Our Digital Audio Lab also features Native Instruments and Waves plug-ins, Students will learn how to make the most of these industry standard software packages for both the composition and arranging of music, with an emphasis on collaboration.
Music theory is taught in two ways. Aural classes concentrate on ear training, where students learn to recognise and notate intervals, chords, melodies and rhythms. Notation classes concentrate on scales, chord theory, key signatures and the basics of creating scores, using Sibelius music software as well as pencils and manuscript paper.
Music Mixing and Editing
We use ProTools mixing and editing software. This industry leading package is used for sound recording, editing, processing and mixing worldwide. As students work through a number of real-world production tasks skills and knowledge is gained in using the software to capture, edit, process and mix audio. Workshop style work sessions feature experienced ProTools mentors to help you build your knowledge and skills.
Live Electronic Music
Using Ableton Live software and Push hardware, students will learn learn how to use MIDI controllers to manipulate various parameters of software synthesisers, effects and other elements of their compositions.
These online units give students an insight into copyright, career planning and goal setting in the music industry. Do these at your own pace in your own time through the WSI Online platform.
For those students who want a more music business slant to their Diploma of Music, WSI Entertainment offers a variety of online electives. These cover areas such as Freelance Services, Artist Management, Writing for the Music Industry, Music Genre exploration and many more.