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New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6)
Take your audio engineering skills to the next level! The New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production - Level 6 provides a further year of study in audio engineering and production, giving depth and breadth to the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts learned in Level 5.
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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
6
Credits:
240
Duration:

Two years full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 1: 14 February to 11 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $4650.

International fees can be found here. 

Take your audio engineering skills to the next level! The New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production - Level 6 provides a further year of study in audio engineering and production, giving depth and breadth to the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts learned in Level 5.

Produce music to a professional level.   

? Create, produce and manipulate 
? Analyse and contribute 
? Record, mix and master 
  • Create, produce and manipulate
  • Analyse and contribute
  • Record, mix and master
Enjoy a stimulating year working with sound. Apply creative and technical audio engineering processes and get a qualification along the way!

Year 1

AEP501 Physics of Sound 1

AEP502 Core Audio Practice

AEP503 Applied Production 1

AEP504 Applied Audio Engineering 1

AEP505 Applied Audio Engineering 2

AEP506 Electronic Music Production 1

CTX501 Contextual Studies 1

CAS501 Creative Arts Industry Studies

Year 2

Compulsory Papers

AEP601 Physics of Sound 2

AEP602 Production Styles

AEP603 Applied Audio Engineering 3

AEP605 Electronic Music Production 2

AEP607 Sound for Visual Media

CTX601 Contextual Studies 2

 

Electives: Choose two from:

AEP604 Applied Audio Engineering 4

AEP606 Applied Production 2

AEP608 Advanced Live Sound

AEP609 Audio Electronics

Elective 1 Elective (not already completed) from this or other SIT programme

 

This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their career as a professional audio engineer in the music industry.

It provides the music industry with people who have a range of audio engineering skills to produce a wide variety of music, recordings and sound-related works to a professional level.

Graduates can contribute to the cultural, social and economic life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

School Leavers

  • Successful completion of the NZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5)
  • Special entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme

Mature Applicants

  • 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.

Language Requirements

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 achieved one of the following:

 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

 

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), 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 preceding two years:

 

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - Level 4 (Academic)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

 

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

 

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

Have successfully completed a Bachelors’ 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

 

Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or

 

Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 240 credits.

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