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Bachelor of Musical Arts

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: February-2019
Campus:
MAINZ Auckland Campus
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Course details

Summary

The aim of the Bachelor of Musical Arts is to provide you with advanced competencies in performance, production, composition and arrangement. You will gain specialist skills in popular contemporary genres, gain transferable skills in critical analysis and research, and develop artistic integrity.

Music transcends boundaries, communicates and inspires. Our contemporary music degree pathway will take your music, performance and composition skills to an even higher level. In the final year of study, you will complete a supervised research project to add to a portfolio of work to take with you when you graduate.

Course Content
Year One

  • MUS501 Applied Music 1
  • MUS502 Applied Music 2
  • MUS503 Music Performance 1
  • MUS504 Music Performance 2
  • MUS505 Contemporary Music Writing 1
  • MUS506 Contemporary Music Writing 2
  • CTX501 Contextual Studies 1
  • CAS501 Creative Arts Industry Studies

Year Two

Compulsory Papers (all streams)

  • MUS601 Advanced Applied Music 1
  • MUS602 Advanced Applied Music 2
  • MUS605 Advanced Contemporary Music Writing 1
  • MUS606 Advanced Contemporary Music Writing 2
  • CTX601 Contextual Studies 2
  • Elective 1

Performance Pathway

  • MUS603 Advanced Music Performance 1
  • MUS604 Advanced Music Performance 2

Production Pathway

  • AEP504 Applied Audio Engineering 1
  • AEP602 Production Styles

Year Three

Compulsory Papers (all Streams)

  • CAP702 Major Project Planning
  • CAP703 Major Project Implementation
  • RES702 Research
  • SON703 Sonic Art and Applied Production

Electives

  • Elective 2: You may choose any 15 credit elective from any Level 5 to Level 7 course at MAINZ including DJEMP, Music Event Management, and Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production. Alternatively you may choose a 15 credit elective from a Level 5-7 course from any NZ provider.
  • Elective 3: You may choose any 15 credit elective from any Level 5 to Level 7 course at MAINZ including DJEMP, Music Event Management, and Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production. Alternatively you may choose a 15 credit elective from a Level 5-7 course from any NZ provider.

Career Opportunities
The aim of this programme is to enable graduates to be musically and academically competent practitioners who are able to apply the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary for successful participation in global music and creative industries.

Satisfactory Completion
To successfully complete and be awarded the Bachelor of Musical Arts students must complete the prescribed programme of study and attain a minimum of 360 credits.

Entry criteria

For entry to this programme, applicants are required to have Equivalent qualification to New Zealand Year 12 or University Entrance.

Applicants are also required to sit an audition and successfully complete a theory test which will be held concurrently on the same day.

Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved Merit or Excellence in Music.

Mature Applicant

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

  • Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or
  • 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 of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

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