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New Zealand Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production (Level 5) - MAINZ Auckland

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 17 February to 27 November

2020 Semester 2: 20 July to 27 November

Duration:

One year full-time

Location: MAINZ Auckland
Credits: 120

This programme is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in the production of complex electronic music and performance as a DJ. It provides the music industry with performers who have an extended repertoire of DJ and electronic music production skills to perform competently and creatively.

DJEMP401 DJEMP Technology

DJEMP402 DJEMP Skills

DJEMP403 Electronic Music Production 1

DJEMP404 Electronic Music Production 2

DJEMP405 DJEMP Music Theory

MUS403 Contemporary Music in Context

MUS404 Music Performance 1

MUS407 Contemporary Music Writing

This programme is NOT eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

2020 fees:

Domestic fees - $5724

International fees - $16,000

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply DJ and electronic music production techniques and processes to produce complex electronic music
  • Apply a range of sound and electronic music hardware and software to produce complex electronic music
  • Apply music and sonic theory to create and produce complex electronic music.  Perform as a DJ to competently and creatively engage an audience
  • Create and produce complex electronic music and other sound-related works
  • Apply research and analytical skills to inform own practice
  • Manage and take responsibility for own professional practice
  • Analyse characteristics of the DJ and electronic music industry to develop own career plan

  • Applicants must have completed the requirements for NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent) or have successfully completed the NZ Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production Level 4
  • Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme
  • Applicants may be required to attend an audition
  • 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, or (in the opinion of the Programme Leader) could successfully complete the programme
  • Consideration will be given to students who progress through other SIT/MAINZ programme pathways (e.g. Certificate in DJEMP L4, Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music L2, Certificate in Live Sound L4) 
  • Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in maths, physics and music at, or above, the level specified
  • Providing examples of music production or DJ mixes is also recommended where possible

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 5

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current:
  • Level 4 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

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

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