New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)

Get into the music industry as a performer with the New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5). Learn and develop a range of music performance and production skills to be able to perform competently and creatively.

range of music performance and production skills to be able to perform competently and creatively.

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

One year full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

February to November

Fees:

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

Domestic fees: $6799

International Fees can be found here.

Get into the music industry as a performer with the New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5). Learn and develop a range of music performance and production skills to be able to perform competently and creatively.

This course will teach you basics, advanced tactics and artistic proficiency that is needed to become a musician.

 

t provides the music industry with individuals who have a range of music performance and music production skills to perform competently and creatively.
Graduates can contribute to the cultural, social and economic life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

It provides the music industry with individuals who have a range of music performance and music production skills to perform competently and creatively.

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

You will learn:

  • Music theory
  • Composition
  • Song writing and recording
  • Practical and artistic proficiency with a musical instrument(s)
  • Performance and presence
  • Music industry career paths

Graduates will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to perform as professional musicians or progress to higher level study in music.

MUS503 Music Performance 1

MUS504 Music Performance 2

MUS501 Applied Music 1

MUS502 Applied Music 2

CTX501 Contextual Studies 1

MUS505 Contemporary Music Writing 1

MUS506 Contemporary Music Writing 2

CAS501 Creative Arts and Industry Studies

 

This qualification can lead to employment or self-employment as a performer at a range of events, venues or in roles such as:

  • - composing for personal repertoire;
    - organising personal group or gig;
    - assisting in production of live or recorded music;
    - music/media business occupations.
    composing for personal repertoire
  • organising personal group or gig
  • assisting in production of live or recorded music
  • music/media business occupations.

School Leavers

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 or successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Music (Level 4) or equivalent.

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 Manager 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


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

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

To successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Music Level 5 students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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