MESS School / Course

Game Audio Intensive

A fully subsidised 4-week program to carve out your path in game audio creation.

Applications open Monday 31st July.

Applications close Friday, 18th August 5 pm AEST. 

Results will be emailed Thursday, August 24th.

Class dates:

Online Classes
All classes are 7-9pm AEST.

  • Tuesday, September 5
  • Thursday, September 7
  • Tuesday, September 12
  • Thursday, September 14
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Thursday, September 21
  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Thursday, October 12

Melbourne Sessions

  • MESS (10a – 4p)
    • Friday, September 29
  • High Score Conference (9a – 5p)
    • Saturday, September 30
    • Sunday, October 1

Location: Online and In-Person in Melbourne, VIC.

Places: 8

Immerse yourself in interactive creation, learn game audio workflow and tools, and engage with industry professionals.

Introducing the MESS Game Audio Intensive! Are you a practicing Australian composer or sound designer looking to dive into the world of game audio?

Developed by the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) with support from the Australian Music Centre (AMC), this program is tailored to the needs of independent game development. Immerse yourself in interactive creation, learn game audio workflow and tools, and engage with industry professionals. Gain invaluable experience, expand your portfolio, and forge connections at a national level. With a focus on hands-on experience, networking, and capacity building, you’ll gain skills and essential understanding. 

Apply now for this fully subsidised 4-week program to carve out your path in game audio creation. This exciting opportunity has been made possible by support from Creative Australia/The Australia Council for the Arts.

Program Highlights

  • Open to applicants nationwide.
  • Free attendance for all aspects of the online course.
  • $2,600 bursary for each successful participant.
  • A full day at the MESS Studio in Melbourne.
  • Attendance at the 2-day APRA High Score conference.
  • Additional travel support is available to people in remote or regional locations.

Priority will be given to MESS & AMC Members.

Partners & Supporters

Course Facilitators

Mark Mitchell has been making music and sound professionally for over twenty years. As a performing and recording artist, he's released music under the name Clue to Kalo on labels including Mush Records in the US and The Leaf Label in the UK, as well as locally on Australian labels Popfrenzy and Spunk. Mark has made commissioned dance and performance soundtracks for Hobart’s Dark Mofo Festival, including for their inaugural ‘Ogoh-ogoh’ burning, scored the Discordia performance at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, and co-composed and produced the music for Christian Thompson's ACMI-commissioned VR work 'Bayi Gardiya (Singing Desert)', winner of the Best Use of Sound & Music and Australian VR Film of the Year at the 2020 Real World XR Awards. In 2021 he contributed music for NGV’s 'Salon et Lumière' as part of their Triennial exhibition, as well as co-composed the large-scale site soundtrack for Rising Festival's 'The Wilds' with Pascal Babare. Since 2010 Mark has been a senior composer, producer and engineer at Electric Dreams Studio in Melbourne, where he has worked on music and sound for hundreds of television, film, and art projects.

Byron J Scullin is one of Australia’s most experienced sound artists and designers. His works, including ‘Bass Bath’, ‘Siren Song’ and ‘The Rivers Sing’, have been presented at art festivals both locally and internationally. He is the co-founder and artistic co-director of MESS, the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio, a not-for-profit organisation that makes available one of the largest synthesiser collections in the world for use by the general public. He's contributed sound to feature films such as ‘Wolf Creek’ and the documentary ‘Freeman’, as well as various contemporary dance and theatre productions by artists such as Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. He has created numerous works for museums, galleries and public spaces, including the internationally renowned ‘Meet Graham’ road safety awareness campaign, Creation Cinema as part of First Peoples at the Melbourne Museum, ‘Wonderland’ at ACMI, and ‘Jem’ for Southbank Brisbane.