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New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5) - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 17 February to 26 June

2020 Semester 2: 20 July to 27 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 120

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply music theory to read and write music to an advanced level
  • Apply composition, arranging and/or lyric writing techniques to create a variety of music
  • Perform music competently and creatively to engage an audience
  • Demonstrate technical musical ability and artistic proficiency on a musical instrument(s)
  • Create music and sound recordings for critique using a range of recording, editing, and mixing techniques
  • Research and analyse a range of influences to inform own practice
  • Manage and take responsibility for own professional practice
  • Analyse characteristic of the music industry to develop own career path

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 programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.
2018 Fees
Domestic fees: $5748
International fees: $19,500

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

2019 Fees

  • Domestic fees: $6799
  • International fees: $19,500

 

This programme is for individuals who wish to develop their career as a performer in the music industry. 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.

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.

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 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 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools or CAE, or CPE   with a score of 154.  No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL a) To be discontinued on 31 December 2019 Level 4 with the Academic endorsement, b) Current Level 4 with Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 42)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
  • Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an outcome that is equivalent or better than those scores listed for Internationally recognised English language proficiency tests above in relation to the level of intended programme of study, or

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

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. 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
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. 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 Music Level 5 students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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