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NZ Diploma in Music

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Eastern Institute of Technology
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Course details

Summary

The NZ Diploma in Music [Level 5] is a one year programme that will develop your practical skills during individual and group projects to prepare you for a diverse and exciting career in the music industry.

Outline

This 34-week project based programme studies popular music with an emphasis on advanced performance practice, composition and audio engineering. The practical component will be underpinned by a sound theoretical knowledge of contemporary music.

What you will learn:

  • Incorporating Ableton Live and other software into performance.
  • Advanced performance and recording methods specific to your instrument.
  • Multi-tracking and live recording in a professional studio environment.
  • Audio engineering and editing in Pro Tools and other software.
  • Writing and arranging music for small to large bands.
  • Finding out which funding bodies apply to you and creating usable grant/scholarship applications.
  • The ins and outs of writing music professionally.
  • Utilising social media and other online platforms to boost your professional profile and market your events.
  • Collaboration with Screen Production, Fashion and Visual Arts students.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

You will gain a broad introduction and understanding of the different aspects of the industry which will prepare you for employment or to go on to further study at diploma or degree level. Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

  • Music performer
  • Music producer
  • Commercial composer
  • Session musician
  • Specialist instrument tutor
  • Assistant recording engineer
  • Assistant performance engineer

Entry criteria

Applicants must be able to play a musical instrument and/or sing confidently and competently in front of others. A short written questionnaire will determine computer literacy at the time of the audition.

Standard entry

Applicants must attend an audition interview. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate musical ability and have NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, or a work history indicating reliability and motivation. Applicants should have studied music or have performance experience. Strictly limited places.

Non-standard entry

If you are over 20 and do not meet the criteria above, you may still apply but your acceptance on the programme will be at the discretion of the Programme Coordinator, who will be looking at evidence of ability to succeed, e.g. maturity, life and work experience, succeed in other study.

English language entry requirements

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English Language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. English Language fluency can be verified by achievement of one of the following within the last two years:

• New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 (Any endorsement)
• IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
• PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
• International equivalents to IELTS accepted by NZQA or successful study of a programme in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply)

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