Graduate Diploma in Music Production
Graduate Diploma in Music Production

Graduate Diploma in Music Production

Graduate Diploma in Music Production

Immerse yourself in music production and develop the ability to move between various areas of the music industry with the Graduate Diploma in Music Production. Learn to produce a range of music and related materials to a professional standard, creative and technical analysis, music project management and more. Follow your passion and refine your musical talent.

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Key Details
MAINZ Auckland
Qualification:
Graduate Diploma
Level:
7
Credits:
120
Duration:

41 weeks

Full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 15 February to 25 June

2021 Semester 2: 19 July to 26 November

Fees:

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

Domestic Fees: $8430

International Fees: $16000

Immerse yourself in music production and develop the ability to move between various areas of the music industry with the Graduate Diploma in Music Production.

You will learn 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.

This course 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. Follow your passion and refine your musical talent.

Applied Music

Music Performance

Contemporary Music Writing

Contextual Studies

Applied Audio Engineering

Production Styles

Sonic Art and Applied Production

Major Project

Research

 

  • Professional audio engineer
  • Audio producer in a commercial setting

Other roles include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching audio engineering (add teaching diploma)
  • Audio-visual installer and operator
  • Digital Audio Workstation operator
  • Studio operator
  • Studio set-up consultant
  • Audio editor
  • Sound designer
  • Electronic music artist
  • Commercial music producer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Audio sales representative
  • Music retail technology expert
  • Acoustic Engineer, Acoustician, Audiologist (via further study)
  • Researcher
  • Manufacturer
  • Journalist
  • Composer

All Applicants 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 Managers 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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's 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 two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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) 
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. 
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests 
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic) 
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42 
Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill 
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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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