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Graduate Diploma in Music Production - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
Level: 7
Dates:

Intake1: 18 February 2019 to 29 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 120

Graduates will be able to:

  • Produce a range of music and/or related material to a professional standard
  • Combine skills to create and record music and related works
  • Make creative and technical decisions based on listening analysis, research and critical thinking skills
  • Work independently to initiate and develop a plan to bring a project to a successful conclusion
  • Complete a complex project using industry-standard equipment and technology
  • Supervise a team to produce a professional level creative work

Choose a minimum of 15 credits from

RES702 Research

Learn to analyse, evaluate and apply effective and appropriate research methodologies and effective problem solving strategies to research projects. You will write a research report and deliver an oral presentation of research findings to the class.

CTX701 Contextual Studies 3

Explore current research-based understandings of contemporary music from a range of theoretical, methodological and historical perspectives.

Through critical thinking, you will enhance your understanding of the ubiquitous social, economic and artistic phenomenon that is contemporary music and stimulate interest in the field of study.

Choose a minimum of 60 credits from

CAP702 Major Project Planning

The student-led capstone project will allow you to work within areas of interest applicable to your own artistic identity. This may include (but not be limited to) the creation and/or production of an album, or EP, film score or music for game audio. For added flexibility this course is split into two separate courses consisting of a planning and implementation stage.

CAP703 Major Project Implementation

The student-led capstone project will allow you to work within areas of interest applicable to your own artistic identity. This may include (but not be limited to) the creation and/or production of an album, or EP, film score or music for game audio. For added flexibility this course is split into two separate courses consisting of a planning and implementation stage.

AEP704 Applied Audio Engineering 5

Critically analyse approaches to audio post-production. Develop the capacity to produce recordings and other audio production work to a commercial level.

SON703 Sonic Art and Applied Production

Learn the history and application of Sound Art and Sound Design techniques, including practical skills in advanced sound theory, electronics and the development of studio based production skills.

AEP705 Develop Workplace Practices

Learn to analyse, evaluate and apply effective problem-solving strategies to projects that may be based within an industry related commercial or education environment.

AEP706 Radio and Broadcast Production

Standards to create and record advertisements and programme-related audio for radio and TV broadcast will be explored.

AEP707 Game Audio

This paper researches and applies industry-standard tools and techniques to create, record and mix audio and music for computer games to a commercial standard.

Choose a maximum of 45 credits from

EDU601 Methods and Approaches to Music Teaching

Elective 1 Any paper, not already completed, within the Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production; Bachelor of Music Arts, Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise, Diploma of Music Event Management, NZ Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production - with approval of Programme Manager

Elective 2 Any paper, not already completed, within the Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production; Bachelor of Music Arts, Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise, Diploma of Music Event Management, NZ Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production - with approval of Programme Manager

Elective 3 Any paper, not already completed, within the Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production; Bachelor of Music Arts, Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise, Diploma of Music Event Management, NZ Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production - with approval of Programme Manager

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

2019 fees: 

Domestic fees: $8430

International fees: $19,500

The Graduate Diploma in Music Production aims to give students with a relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent industry experience, the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of music production topics at Level 7.

Each applicant should have an undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalence through a body of work.

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.

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 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 Graduate Diploma of Music Production students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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