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Certificate in Intermediate Contemporary Music - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: Invercargill

Graduates will be able to demonstrate a broad range of fundamental theoretical, practical and technical music skills. They will be able to participate in group performances and understand the operation of recording systems. Graduates will have a basic knowledge of music theory and aural recognition. 

CCM101 Theory
People credited with this paper are able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental theoretical concepts of music; apply and transfer these concepts to practical situations; and transcribe from aural dictation, melody, rhythm, and harmony.


CCM102 Ensemble 
People credited with this paper are able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of working with other musicians in a group practical performance; investigate and apply different playing techniques appropriate to selected pieces and group level ability; understand and interpret group dynamics in a personal context; present and apply such personal qualities as leadership, organisational ability, clarity of communication as may be required in a performance situation; investigate, explain and transcribe existing musical compositions as performed by recognised artists from different genres. 

 
CCM103 Practical Major
People credited with this paper are able to: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of melody rhythm, harmony scales and sight reading, in a practical musical context; analyse and apply different playing techniques appropriate to selected pieces; understand and interpret the pieces in a performance context.


CCM104 Audio Production
People credited with this paper are able to: demonstrate knowledge and explain noise and noise reduction techniques; demonstrate knowledge of terms relating to poor sound quality and gain structure; demonstrate knowledge of techniques used in relation to sound quality and terminology of tape recording; understand and describe the operation of public address and recording systems; understand, describe and apply knowledge in the operation of a MIDI system for a performing arts situation.


CCM106 Musicology
People credited with this paper are able to: demonstrate knowledge and compare the construction and form of selected pieces of music; compare pieces of music in a similar genre in a musical context; investigate and discuss the social and historical contexts in which the music pieces were composed; apply compositional techniques to personal creative work in a musical context.

CCM107 Composition

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $801

International Fees can be found here.

This programme will equip students with a level of knowledge, skills and competence in music to provide a pathway to further education and training, and the skills to meet specific industry profiles for people entering the workforce as musicians or other members of the music industry. 

This programme leads to further study, such as SIT's Bachelor of Contemporary Music.

School Leavers

Students must be a minimum of 17 years at the start of their course and ideally have NCEA Level 2.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. An audition may be expected.

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

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.

Certificate at Level 3

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, Certificate in Intermediate Contemporary Music, they must have:  Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled class activities relating to the programme and have demonstrated competence in the assessed programme local modules relating to the programme (120 credits).

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