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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

Courses

Diploma in Audio Engineering
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Computing and Media
Introduction to Studio Studies
Acoustics
Basic Musicianship and Theory Studies
Introduction to Studio Equipment
Digital Audio Editing
Advanced Studio Studies
Computing and Media
Introduction to Studio Studies
Acoustics
Basic Musicianship and Theory Studies
Introduction to Studio Equipment
Digital Audio Editing
Advanced Studio Studies

Key Info

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements
Domestic students: 17 years of age, have SC/NCEA level 1 Mathematics and Science, a good command of oral and written English. International students: 18 years of age, have SC/NCEA equivalent qualifications, IELTS Test Score of 6

Duration
1 Year
Tuition Fees
Annual
Total Qualification
Student Fees (What you pay)
$12,645
$12,645

Government Tuition Subsidy (What the government pays)
$9,688
$9,688

Total
$22,334
$22,334

Student Loan Information

Student Success
Successful Course Completions
72%

National Graduate Outcomes

(3 Years after Completion)

Median Earnings
$42,066

Earnings range
$31,235 - $54,779

In Employment
63%

In further study
29%

On a benefit
6%

Note:- All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.

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