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

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

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

Develop your career as a professional Audio Engineer in the music industry with the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5). Learn a range of audio engineering skills to produce a variety of music and recordings at a professional level.

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Key Details
MAINZ Auckland
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 1: 21 February to 01 July

2022 Semester 2: 25 July to 02 December

Fees:

In this course you will work with a range of music software and equipment to create and produce complex music, recordings and other sound-related works.

You will learn:

  • Introductory electronics and sound physics
  • Core Audio Technology
  • Critical listening
  • Traditional studio based production skills
  • Modern electronic production techniques
  • Industry studies and contextual  studies

AEP501 Physics of Sound 1

You will learn the fundamentals of sonic theory and electrical circuitry as well as practical components of electronics troubleshooting and soldering. The content progresses through the anatomy of the ear, perception and measurement of sound, and audio playback.

CTX501 Contextual Studies

Introduces concepts of higher-level critical thinking by exploring topics such as gender, ethnicity, class, Tikanga Māori, politics, globalisation, ethnomusicology, identity and genres.  Assignments aim to develop research methodologies and use of established academic conventions.

AEP502 Core Audio Practice

Focuses on the selection and application of production strategies to assist in the successful completion of a mix-down, including the use of various audio signal and effects processors in different mixing contexts. Introductory concepts of audio mastering are introduced.

AEP503 Applied Production 1

Examines the principles of digital audio production and the application of those principles in a range of production contexts.

AEP504 Applied Audio Engineering 1

The aim is to introduce learners to standard audio engineering techniques and processes to complete a multi-track recording in the studio.

AEP505 Applied Audio Engineering

Learners will extend the knowledge gained in AEP504 to select and apply a range of audio in engineering techniques and processes in a variety of recording and live-sound contexts, and apply professional communication strategies in various industry and cultural contexts.

AEP506 Electronic Music Production 1

Focuses on the production of music and other sound-related works using a Digital Audio Workstation.  Tasks are designed to emulate commercial briefs and industry contexts.

CAS501 Creative Arts Industry Studies

Explore principles and practices of small business for self-employment in the audio, music and related industries. Industry structures and practices are discussed, as well as relevant legislation, including copyright.

Applicants may be required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview.

Applicant under 20 years: 

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent

Mature Applicant

Be at least 20 years of age when the programme begins and provide evidence of aptitude or appropriate work or other experience. All applicants should submit a portfolio of work including transcripts.

All entry is at the discretion of the MAINZ Programme Manager.

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 passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or 1 of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

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:

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: 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 - ISE II 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.

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm

 

Domestic fees: $6928
International fees: NZ$16,00Domestic fees: $6928International fees: NZ$16,000

 

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