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Bachelor of Audio Production

Overview

Purpose

This qualification is designed for people considering a career in audio production, audio-visual or other related industries. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to operate independently as creative contributors in the wider audio production industry. This includes the attributes necessary to contribute to a bi-and multi-cultural environment in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Aim

To equip students with early-through-advanced industry-led skills and knowledge in audio technologies and practice, including relevant historical, cultural and business practice contexts. To facilitate the development and refinement of self-reflective creative practice, underpinned by comprehensive transferable skills.

 

Qualification

This is an NZQA accredited programme of study that leads to the Level 7 Bachelor's Degree in Audio Production.

 

  • Auckland

Skills

Skills and Outcomes

 

  • Analyse and generate solutions to unfamiliar and complex problems and issues related to key stages of audio production

  • Apply an advanced level of generic skills in a range of production activities

  • Understanding the key production roles, processes and activities, and the ability to apply this understanding effectively to a range of creative and technical situations

  • Use a range of production equipment, techniques and technology to achieve complex and challenging creative goals

  • Plan and execute complex tasks either as an individual or part of a team

  • A capacity for critical, conceptual and reflective thinking, creativity and originality

  • Research skills and critical thinking towards specific problems and issues

 

Careers

Career Options in the Music and Audio Industries

  • Recording engineer

  • Mixing engineer

  • Mastering engineer

  • Music producer

  • Beat maker

  • Live performance

  • DJ

  • Post-production engineer

  • Location recorder

  • Control room designer

  • Sound designer

  • Foley recorder (SFX)

  • Foley post sync dialogue engineer

  • Technician

  • Front of house sound

  • Monitor engineer

  • Studio manager

  • System installation

  • System designer

  • Technician

  • Hire manager

  • Station manager

  • Programme director

  • Radio presenter

Courses

Bachelor of Audio Production
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Audio Collaboration: Aotearoa 1Futurist/AnarchistProfessional Practice 2
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Kaupapa MāoriScreen SonicsProfessional Practice 3
Audio Collaboration: Aotearoa 2Fundamental Project DesignProfessional Practice 3
Fundamental Project ProductionProfessional Practice 3
Chamber
Church
Professional Practice
Stage
Post
Professional Practice
Installation
Tirohanga
Professional Practice
Remix: Rethink
Zeitgeist
Professional Practice 2
Audio Collaboration: Aotearoa 1
Futurist/Anarchist
Professional Practice 2
Ko Te Ao Whānui: Audio
Production Profile
Professional Practice 2
Kaupapa Māori
Screen Sonics
Professional Practice 3
Audio Collaboration: Aotearoa 2
Fundamental Project Design
Professional Practice 3
Fundamental Project Production
Professional Practice 3

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    3 Years Full Time

  • INTAKES:

    Feb 2019

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: 11 Feb 2019

    Start Date: 11 Feb 2019

    End Date: 12 Nov 2021

  • PROGRAMME TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

 

Proof of Identity
  • A copy of the student's valid photo ID must be provided.
General Academic Admission
  • For Level 7 Degree programmes, candidates are required to have gained a minimum of NCEA Level 3 or equivalent


Special Admission

  • Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Academic Manager or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introduction programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.  

Provisional Admission

  • Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Academic Manager. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Academic Manager.

English as an Additional Language Applicant requirement

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) applicants, including NZ Residents must meet standard NZQA minimum English Proficiency Outcomes for a diploma programme, i.e. for the academic version of IELTS they will require a score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or acceptable equivalent as per the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

An applicant must be a minimum of 17 years at the start date of the programme. Applicants aged less than 18 years old must apply with parental/guardian consent.

International students must be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of enrolment.  

All students are given the tutorial and pastoral support needed to satisfactorily engage with the academic and technical demands of the programme, and in particular students entering with the minimum qualification of NCEA Level 2.

All entry is at the discretion of the Academic Manager.

 

Selection Process

Where there are more applicants than the number of places available a selection process may be applied.  An offer of place in a diploma or degree programme would be extended to applicants who meet the entry criteria and demonstrate the potential to successfully complete the programme on the basis of:

  • A portfolio of work that represents the applicant’s level of achievement

  • An interview

  • Curriculum vitae (optional)

Applicants who submit a formal application to enrol in the programme, and who meet the entry criteria would be invited to submit a portfolio of work and participate in an interview.  The purpose of the interview is to assess the applicants’ suitability for the programme. It will determine whether an applicant is offered a place in the programme, and if so, at what level of the programme the applicant will be offered a place. Applicants would be welcome to enlist whānau support.

 

Fees and Payments

 

Year One (Level 5)

Administration Fee   $500
Tuition Fee   $11,388
Total Fees   $11,888

Year Two (Level 6)

Administration Fee   NA
Tuition Fee   $11,930
Total Fees   $11,930

Year Three (Level 7)

Administration Fee   NA
Tuition Fee   $11,997
Total Fees   $11,997

 

Programme fees may be paid by Student Loan.

Fees for the year must be paid in full prior to the start of that years course.

This programme receives funding from TEC and is NZQA approved, therefore the first year is eligible for the 'Fees Free' scheme.  To determine your eligibility, visit feesfree.govt.nz

For any queries regarding payment please contact: study@sae.edu

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