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What can students expect to learn from the course?


The course will outline the fundamentals of electronic music production including drum programming, bass lines, synthesisers, pads, automation, effects, mixing and compositional structure and move into complex elements of synthesis, writing for the screen and performing live. Alongside these core studio elements, students will learn key elements of music theory and aural studies.


Tell us about some of the key course learning modules?


Working intensely with Logic Pro X students learn about the full studio experience. From deep synth programming to complex MIDI composition, mixing and effects and mastering, the entire creative process is captured in the classroom environment. The course will lead students through the compositional journey from the very beginning through to the completion of a catalogue of students own works.


What are some of the facilities students will have access to?


Students will be working on iMacs with Logic Pro X and Ableton Live software along with a suite of midi controllers and support software. The full range of TAFE Queensland East Coast facilities, instruments and studios will also be made available to students.


Who is on the teaching roster and what experience do they have in electronic music production?


Ben Rynderman will be leading the course in 2015. Having had a long and successful international career in electronic music (and still performing under his stage name Benza) and with a Bachelor of Music, he brings to the course a wealth of studio, live and touring experience along with a very deep base of musical knowledge. Ben has been teaching for several years now, having previously delivered courses in Melbourne and Queensland.


What is this course’s point of difference in comparison to other EMP courses available?


As the only course of its kind on the Sunshine Coast, and the only Diploma of Music in Australia that focuses exclusively on Electronic Music Production, students have a unique opportunity to gather some exceptional skills.


Is there any online course availabilities?


At this stage, the course is delivered in the class room giving students access to facilities, technology and equipment specifically related to this course.


Are there student collaboration opportunities?


Students will be encouraged to work together on composition and live performance; there’s always something to be gained from collaboration!


Is there any government funding available to students to participate in the course?


VET Fee Help is available for all eligible students to apply for. For more information on VET Fee Help visit


Tell us more about TAFE Queensland East Coast.


TAFE Queensland East Coast has been delivering training in music, music business and sound production for over ten years producing many successful graduates who are achieving success locally, nationally and internationally. A snapshot of graduates includes an impressive array of working professionals such as Taylor Moss, Owen Van Larkins (Van Larkins), Ayla Scanlan (AYLA), Jade Frieser (Agnes J Walker), Kate O’Malley Jones, Cohan Brew, Andrew Kirwin, David Dean and Elliott Heinrich. They have undertaken courses as varied as: Diploma Music, Diploma Music Business, Diploma Sound Production, Bachelor Music, Phil Emmanuel Guitar Master Class and Certificate III in Music Business.