Sound, Lighting and Live Production Short Courses

RMIT is renowned for its expertise in communication, sound and lighting production.

RMIT University offers a series of short courses for people interested in gaining skills and knowledge in sound, music, lighting and live production to support their careers, interests and hobbies. These short courses are taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and are open to students over the age of 16. 

Sound, Music, Lighting and Live Production

Our courses include:

Meet one of our facilitators:

Deb Hatton

Course: Production Lighting for Live Events

Deborah has 26 years experience in lighting, and has been teaching since 2000. She is best known for her lighting for live-performance, and toured with Debra Byrne and Vika Bull for "Tapestry - The Songs of Carole King."
Deborah is tertiary-qualified in lighting; and has worked across most lighting platforms. Deb is currently the lighting manager and lighting designer for The Memo Music Hall and is a current TechIES member of the IES of Australia and New Zealand.

In the Production Lighting for Live Events course you’ll learn how to set up, record and operate lighting cues and effects. You will explore how to mix colour and utilise different types of lighting in order to design and achieve creative lighting effects. How to safely prepare, install and test lighting equipment will also be covered. RMIT have a range of industry-standard lighting equipment to access and familiarise with during the course; including intelligent and generic lighting control and fixtures.

"I was drawn to this field as I have a passion and interest in lighting and I am able to take a creative and technical approach to my work. Lighting is such a powerful and beautiful medium."

Mark Kelson and Anthony (Tok) Norris

Course: Sound Production - Opening the DAW

Mark Kelson is best known as the front man for Melbourne based outfit The Eternal. Over their more than a decade-long career, The Eternal have released five full-length efforts, three DVD's and a live album to worldwide critical acclaim. Mark is now an established Sound Engineer, Mixer, Producer and increasingly teaching and supervising within the Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production) at RMIT University.

Anthony ToK Norris is a Multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Mastering, Recording & Mixing Engineer and Composer who has recorded extensively with international and local Australian artists for over 40 years. He brings his vast experience in Music Production now to RMIT Short Courses. As a current teacher of RMITs Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production), ToK is the perfect guide to introduce you to the world of Digital Audio Workstations. Awards received by projects upon which ToK has worked include: 6 Arias, 3 AFIs, 1 Platinum and 2 Gold Records, and nomination for the Best Blues Album of the Year (2015). ToK has run a private facility for mixing and mastering for over 11 years.

Taking a short course with RMIT gives you access to:

  • industry experts with a passion for excellence and innovation
  • cutting edge technology, equipment and facilities
  • current and relevant course content
  • convenient Melbourne locations

View our other short courses in Communication and Digital Media.