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New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6) - MAINZ Christchurch

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 10 February to 13 November

Duration:

Two years full-time

Location: MAINZ Christchurch
Credits: 240

  • Record, mix and master a wide variety of material to produce music to a professional level.
  • Apply a range of creative and technical audio engineering techniques and processes to produce music to a professional level.
  • Create, produce and manipulate music, recordings and other sound-related works to a professional level.
  • Analyse and contribute to music arrangements and compositions to produce music to a professional level.
  • Research and analyse material and contexts for application to audio engineering and production.
  • Analyse and reflect on audio engineering and production work to improve practice.
  • Manage own professional practice, professional development and industry knowledge to develop employment opportunities.

You will learn:

  • Physics of Sound
  • Core Audio Practice
  • Applied Production
  • Applied Audio Engineering
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Contextual Studies
  • Creative Arts Industry Studies
  • Production Styles
  • Sound for Visual Media
  • Advanced Live Sound

This programme is not eligible for Zero Fees.

Total Fees: $6,188

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, or

Successful completion of the NZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5)

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.

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

Diploma at Level 6

  • 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

To successfully complete and be awarded the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6) students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 240 credits.

  • Any student who enrols in the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6) and decides to leave after the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) can credit transfer to the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5). 
  • For any students who enrols in the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) and decides they want to continue with the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6) can credit transfer their New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 5) credits to the New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production (Level 6).

 

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