SIT has been negotiating with another provider and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) with regard to offering places to MAINZ Level 6 and Level 7 Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production (BAEP) students in 2020 and 2021 to be able to complete the degree. TEC advise that arrangements to support the transition are being made with the alternative provider.
In principle, subject to the TEC funding variation, the alternative provider has agreed to accept MAINZ Level 6 and Level 7 Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production (BAEP) students in 2020 and 2021 to be able to complete the degree. The difference in fees will be covered by SIT. The alternative provider is however not prepared to have their name made public until the TEC negotiations are completed.
Alternatively, SIT offers a degree pathway in Invercargill (Bachelor of Audio Production, or double degree with the Bachelor of Contemporary Music). The Invercargill offer will include subsidised accommodation, Zero Tuition Fees, and access to state of the art equipment and resources. Study options will also include access to completing a double degree as mentioned above, plus an opportunity to study abroad at Byron Bay, Australia, within the second semester for Level 7 students. For Level 7 students, there may also be an option to complete the BAP programme in Invercargill with relocation only required for one semester of study.
The Invercargill option is not subject to getting further TEC funding approval.