New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4) - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

19 February to 30 November 2018

23 July 2018

Duration:

One year full-time

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

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 120

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Read and write music to an elementary level
  • Contribute to music composition and arrangements
  • Perform music with confidence and ability for an audience
  • Demonstrate technical ability on a musical instrument(s)
  • Use music creation and sound reinforcement technology
  • Apply a broad range of research skills to inform own music practice
  • Use a range of personal and interpersonal skills to work in the music industry
  • Apply understanding of the music industry to develop own career plan

MUS401 Applied Music 1

MUS402 Applied Music 2

MUS403 Contemporary Music in Context

MUS404 Music Performance 1

MUS405 Music Performance 2

EMP403 Electronic Music Production 1

MUS406 Contemporary Music Writing

MUS407 Music Industry Studies

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

2018 fees 

Domestic fee- $6081

International fee - $19,500

This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in Music.

It provides the music industry with performers that have the technical ability to perform with confidence.

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

School Leaver
Applicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English.

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 Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study.

Audition
All applicants are required to attend an audition covering: instrumental or vocal skills and ability, aptitude and potential to study music within a range of disciplines, musical aural competence and music theory literacy – tested at time of audition (equivalent to Grade 1 level).

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 530 (with an essay score 4.5 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 with a score of 162.  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 3 with the Academic endorsement, b) Current Level 3 (Applied)
  • 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 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 New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 120 credits.

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