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Diploma in Audio Engineering

Overview

Programme Overview

The Diploma in Audio Engineering focuses on intensive practical training that forms a natural progression for developing sound recording and mixing skills. Graduates are able to apply and demonstrate a solid grounding in all aspects of commercial music and audio within the industry.

This programme constitutes the first year of the three-year Bachelor of Recording Arts.


Who should take this programme?

  • People wishing to transition their personal audio interests into an exciting career
  • Experienced individuals wanting to stay competitive in a rapidly developing professional industry
  • Musicians wishing to develop a technical studio skill-set to enhance their music career

NZQA Accredited as a Level 5 Diploma (PC1902)

  • Auckland

Skills

You will learn

The course is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge in audio engineering including:

  • Analogue and digital console theory and practice
  • Multi-track recording
  • Microphone theory and techniques
  • Signal processing and effects
  • Mixing techniques
  • Signal flow
  • Sound system set up and tuning
  • Monitoring systems
  • Wireless systems
  • Workplace safety

Careers

Career Options

  • Assistant sound engineer
  • Studio sound recordist/engineer
  • Mix engineer
  • ProTools operator
  • Live sound engineer
  • Dubbing engineer
  • Mastering engineer
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Audio post-production
  • Music and dialogue editor
  • Location recordist
  • Music producer
  • Electronic musician
  • Sales and installation
  • Consultancy, education and associated careers
  • Stage manager

Course

Diploma in Audio Engineering
VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Introduction to Computing and Media
Introduction to Studio Studies
Acoustics
Musicianship and Theory Studies
Studio Equipment
Digital Recording
Advanced Studio Studies
Introduction to Computing and Media
Introduction to Studio Studies
Acoustics
Musicianship and Theory Studies
Studio Equipment
Digital Recording
Advanced Studio Studies

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    12 Months Full Time

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  • PROGRAMME TYPE:

    Diploma

Entry requirements

Minimum Age

Students must be 17 years of age or older.

Academic Requirements

Students should have NCEA Level 1 in Maths and Science, or equivallent; OR adult entry if 20 years of age or older.

English Language Requirements

Students must have a good command of both oral and written English.

Students who do not speak English as the first language, current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent must be supplied.

Entrance Interview

Students may be required to attend an entrance interview.

Fees and Payments

Registration Fee   $500
Programme Fee   $11,871
Total Fees   $12,371

Programme fees may be paid by Student Loan or Direct Credit and must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.