Bachelor of Musical Arts - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Degree
Level: 7
Dates:

19 February to 30 November 2018

Duration:

Three years full-time

All information is accurate at time of publishing, and may be subject to change later in 2018.

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 360

Graduates will be able to:

  • Contribute as authentic, confident, artistic and self-motivated practitioners to the growth of strong local and global music communities
  • Use entrepreneurship to effectively represent their professional creative practice to the global market place
  • Embed sound business practices and principles to maximise a sustainable career
  • Articulate an artistic identity informed by theory, practice, reflection and cultural contexts
  • Apply a range of theory, improvisation, technology, composition and arranging literacies to a musical context
  • Adapt to the use of emerging technologies in the music industry and wider creative industries
  • Integrate an understanding of tikanga, and Māori traditional and contemporary culture in their professional practice

Year One

MUS501 Applied Music 1

MUS502 Applied Music 2

MUS503 Music Performance 1

MUS504 Music Performance 2

MUS505 Contemporary Music Writing 1

MUS506 Contemporary Music Writing 2

CTX501 Contextual Studies 1

CAS501 Creative Arts Industry Studies

Year Two

Compulsory Papers (all streams)

MUS601 Advanced Applied Music 1

MUS602 Advanced Applied Music 2

MUS605 Advanced Contemporary Music Writing 1

MUS606 Advanced Contemporary Music Writing 2

CTX601 Contextual Studies 2

Performance Pathway

MUS603 Advanced Music Performance 1

MUS604 Advanced Music Performance 2

Production Pathway

AEP504 Applied Audio Engineering 1

AEP602 Production Styles

Elective 1 Choose one paper from year two not already completed

Year Three

Compulsory Papers (all Streams)

CAP702 Major Project Planning

CAP703 Major Project Implementation

RES702 Research

SON703 Sonic Art and Applied Production

Electives

Elective 2 Elective (not already completed) from this or other SIT or MAINZ programme

Elective 3 Elective (not already completed) from this or other SIT or MAINZ programme

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

2018 fees:

Domestic Fees: Year 1: $6799, Year 2: $7107, Year 3: $5091

International Fees: to be advised

The aim of this programme is to enable graduates to be musically and academically competent practitioners who are able to apply the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary for successful participation in global music and creative industries.

School Leaver

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3

Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved Merit or Excellence in Physics, Mathematics, and Music.

Mature Applicant

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 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)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools or CAE, or CPE   with a score of 169.  No less than 162 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 50)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert 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 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
  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 Bachelor of Musical Arts students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 360 credits.

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