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Diploma in Sound Engineering and Audio Production (Level 5) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

11 February to 8 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time or two years part-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply a range of audio software and hardware to produce complex music
  • Produce complex music using a range of audio software and hardware, and a range of audio engineering techniques and processes
  • Create and produce complex music, recordings and other sound-related works
  • Apply music and sonic theory to produce complex music
  • Apply a broad range of research and analytical skills to inform own practice
  • Manage and take responsibility for own professional practice. - Analyse characteristics of the audio and related music industry to develop own career plan

Students must complete all of the following:

AUD501 Acoustics 1

AUD502 Applied Audio Engineering 1

AUD503 Applied Audio Production 1

AUD504 Information Technology and Audio Software 1

AUD505 Music Theory and Technology 1

AUD506 Audio Electronics 1

CON501 Contextual Studies

MAI501 Music and Audio Industry Studies

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.
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(*Prices above are estimated over 3 years of study, based on 2019 costs.)

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $693.

 

 

The aim of the qualification is to provide those wishing to work in the audio production industry with a foundation of basic skills and knowledge required for entry level employment or/and provide a base for further education.

School Leavers

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3. Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of:

  • 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and
  • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of five credits in reading, five credits in writing, and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required)

Mature Applicants

Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience.

All applicants may have to submit a portfolio of work including transcripts, examples of written work and studio practice in an applicable discipline as directed by the PM, prior to attending an interview.

Special Admission

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.

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 passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5)

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, 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 passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognized English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

Certificate or Diploma at Level 5

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET at Grade C or 200  in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace), b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE ISE11 with no less than merit in any band

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or passed one of the English language tests listed above or have achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognized English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years

To satisfactorily complete the Diploma in Audio Engineering (Level 5) leading to the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the Diploma in Audio Engineering (Level 5) leading to the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the Diploma in Audio Engineering (Level 5) leading to the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) full-time over one year or part-time over two years

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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