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

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Christchurch
Credits: 120

Graduates 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.

You will learn:

  • Physics of Sound
  • Core Audio Practice
  • Applied Production
  • Applied Audio Engineering
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Creative Arts Industry Studies

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

Total Fees: $6,928

Application by Academic Qualification (Under 20 years of age)

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3;

Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in Physics, Mathematics, and Music. 

Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.

Special Admission

Application by Mature Entry  (20 years of age and above) Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the entry criteria if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music).

Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of audio related work.

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 successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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