New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) - MAINZ Christchurch

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5

11 February to 8 November 2019

10 February to 13 November 2020


One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Christchurch
Credits: 120

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply a range of audio software and hardware to produce complex music; 
  • Produce complex music using a range of audio software and hardware and a range of audio engineering techniques and processes; 
  • Create and produce complex music, recordings and other sound-related works; 
  • Apply music and sonic theory to produce complex music; 
  • Apply a broad range of research and analytical skills to inform own practice; 
  • Manage and take responsibility for own professional practice; 
  • Analyse characteristics of the audio and related music industry to develop own career plan.

You will learn:

  • Physics of Sound
  • Core Audio Practice
  • Applied Production
  • Applied Audio Engineering
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Creative Arts Industry Studies

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

Total Fees: $6,928

Application by Academic Qualification (Under 20 years of age)

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3;

Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in Physics, Mathematics, and Music. 

Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.

Special Admission

Application by Mature Entry  (20 years of age and above) 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.

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