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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

  • 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.

 

 

Graduates of this programme wishing to work in the audio production industry will be equipped 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.

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.

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 - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • 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 - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

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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