Practical CourseS for Creative People

Oxford creative academy

Oxford Creative Academy (OCA) is a cutting edge music institute offering practical courses in a real world environment, redefining music education.

Utilising an industry leading location, the Oxford Art Factory, students will receive an Industry led learning experience, that provides both fundamental knowledge and practical applications. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York during the 60’s, the Oxford Art Factory creates a focal point for international and local artists, providing them with a world-class venue in which to showcase their talents. International and Australian artists such as Royal Blood, The Rubens, Lady Gaga, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Gang of Youths, Band of Skulls, Tame Impala and Matt Corby, have all performed at Oxford Art Factory


OCA nurtures creative people to recognise their unique talents and develop the skills necessary to succeed in today’s music industry. OCA gives you the opportunity to study at the Oxford Art Factory, in a real-world working environment and build industry relationships with the best the industry has to offer.





OCA is excited to be offering practical short courses:

Entertainment and Music Industry Introduction



Live Music

Music Business

Live and Studio Production



Live Audio

Real-world Scenarios

Business Entrepreneur

Small Business Start-up

Contracts / Copyright

DIY and Indy Labels

Music Release

The Music Industry Introduction course focuses on building industry knowledge and developing your career path igniting your inner entrepreneurial spirit and empowering you as a creative and free thinker. Through developing knowledge of music concepts and industry business possibilities.

The Live and Studio course will cover essential knowledge of audio mixing, production and real-world applications that stay with musicians for life. This course is all about hands-on experiences encountered in the day-to-day life of a musician.

The Business Entrepreneur course provides an overview of essential / fundamental business practices necessary to succeed in today's music and entertainment industry. This course covers essential application and knowledge on starting up your own music business, negotiating agreements, Labels and DIY musicians and Marketing / Release Strategies

These short courses will be taught by experienced tutors, with online student support and video content to enhance student learning. This training will be delivered at a standard which meets or exceeds the training given as part of a nationally registered qualification such as provided by TAFE.

Want to study at OCA?


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Alex from Lost Tropics performing at OAF as part of an OCA student run event. Photo courtesy of Leila Maulen

Montaigne speaking at OCA Presents Montaigne in Conversation, a music industry panel created by OCA.

OCA Student Enquiry

Oxford Art Factory

38-46 Oxford Street

Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Matt O'Connor​​

+61 (0) 411 45 95 25​

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