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Certificate in Audio Production - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

10 February to 6 November 2020

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Certificate in Audio Production students learn how to use a range of equipment and software as well as understanding the fundamentals of sound recording and mixing. 

Students will also acquire skills and knowledge that are required by the industry and directly relevant to gaining employment, leading to further training, enabling them to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Audio Production.

CAP100 Introductory Mathematics for Audio
Provides students with a grounding in the mathematics required for acoustics and electronics as they relate to audio production.

CAP110 Introductory Physics for Audio
Provides students with knowledge of basic physical principles required for the audio industry.

CAP120 Fundamentals of Studio Recording
Provides students with a basic grounding in the principles and usage of equipment commonly found in the studio environment.

CAP130 IT Skills
Provides students with the IT skills necessary to support research and essay writing within the certificate in addition to fundamental IT skills required for digital signal processing.

CAP140 Academic Skills
Personal communication skills are developed with the intention of preparing professionals to operate their people skills successfully. Writing skills, and basic researching, are also developed.

CAP150 Audio Software Basics
Introduces students to theory and application of MIDI and to the fundamentals of audio wave editing.

CAP160 Basic Music Theory
Provides students with the fundamental musical knowledge they will require should they choose to enter the audio recording industry or to further their education in this field.

CAP170 Fundamentals of Sound Reinforcement
Provides students with a basic grounding in the fundamentals of sound reinforcement.

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tutorial fees
  • 2020 Direct material costs of only $658 (GST inclusive).

International Fees can be found here.

At the successful completion of this programme, students will have acquired the relevant skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the audio industry and have gained the level of knowledge required for application to enter into the Bachelor of Audio Production.

All applicants should have a keen interest or experience in audio and attributes, which demonstrate that they have a reasonable chance of successfully completing the programme.

School leavers will have preferably completed four years of secondary school education.  Mature students are welcome to apply.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification Certificate in Audio Production you must have:

 

  • Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme. 
  • Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments. Successfully completed assessment requirements for all papers, and achieved a total of 120 credits.

 

Students completing this programme and wishing to continue their music and audio production education are encouraged to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Contemporary Music or Bachelor of Audio Production programmes.

Classes are held Monday to Thursday, 9.00am-4.00pm and Friday 9.00am-12.00pm at the SIT Sound campus (corner Don & Deveron Streets, Invercargill) or at SIT Downtown / Centrestage Theatre (Don St).

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