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Diploma in Electronic Music Production

Get on track to make serious noise in the Audio Industry
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Fees
Diploma in Electronic Music Production
Domestic Fees
$11,981 NZD
Year One (Level 5)
Administration Fee: $500.00 (one-off fee)
Tuition Fee: $11,481

 

Domestic Students Only*

Programme fees may be paid by Student Loan. Fees must be paid annually, prior to the commencement of study.

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

For any queries regarding payment please contact: st[email protected]

Diploma in Electronic Music Production
International Fees
$25,194 NZD
Year One (Level 5)
Administration Fee: $500.00 (one-off fee)
Tuition Fee: $24,694

 

Fees must be paid annually, prior to the commencement of study.

For any queries regarding payment please contact: [email protected]

Duration(s)
Full time: 1 year

Diploma

Diploma in Electronic Music Production
Course Durations
Full time: 1 year

Diploma

Start Date(s)
February 2023
Diploma in Electronic Music Production
Start Dates
Auckland
  • February 2023

Entry Requirements
Diploma in Electronic Music Production
Domestic Entry Requirements
A copy of the student's valid photo ID must be provided.
Candidates are required to have gained a minimum of NCEA Level 2
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.
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.
Diploma in Electronic Music Production
International Entry Requirements
Minimum Age: International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
Proof of Identity: A copy of the student's valid passport must be provided.
Academic Requirements: Completion of the equivalent of NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance qualification.
English Language Requirements International students who are not native English speakers need to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A band score of 6 or higher (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 or higher (paper based test), 60 or higher (internet based test) 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.

YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY CAREER BEGINS NOW

Learn in world class studio environments Explore the fundamentals of digital audio workstation (DAW)
Practical, immersive training All work is project-based, with no exams
Be industry-ready Gain the full suite of skills you need across the business aspects of working in the music industry
Flexible course options This course is a career pathway to higher education. Upon completion, you have the option to continue onto our Bachelor of Music Production

Course Structure

TRIMESTER 1
Develop the essential technical skills and the knowledge required to collaborate with other creative media students and professionals.
Credit Points: 15
This project introduces students to an essential range of music production tools and techniques with a central focus on House music and related genre families. Composition, production and mixing techniques are discussed and explored, with practical outcomes being the production of two music projects using Ableton Live software.
Students will be creating musical compositions based on personal research into the genre of House music. Research and critique skills will be developed and assessed leading towards a final creative output.
Credit Points: 15
This project furthers the concept of genre families with a focus on Hip Hop. Composition and production techniques common to sub-genres of Hip Hop are discussed and explored, with practical outcomes. Students will be creating musical compositions based on personal research into the genre of Hip Hop music. Research and critique skills will be developed and assessed leading towards a final creative output.
Credit Points: 30
This 36-week course provides a platform for engagement with transferable skills via collaborative client projects which may include contracted roles within projects of more advanced student groups. With a key focus on employability in Aotearoa/New Zealand students engage with professional practice situated in the holistic ideals of Te Ao Maori. Students conduct peer review via the Transferable Skills Matrix in an effort to foster and develop employability skills.
Trimester 2
Credit Points: 15
This project furthers the concept of genre families with a focus on Downtempo. Composition and production techniques common to sub-genres of Downtempo are discussed and explored, with practical outcomes. Students will be creating musical compositions based on personal research into the genre of Downtempo music. Research and critique skills will be developed and assessed leading towards a final creative output.

Credit Points: 15
This project requires the student to deliver a recorded composition that offers a recombination of elements which could include compositional techniques, instruments, media, production techniques and traditions, language and location. Includes a reflective blog that discusses the elements recombined, their technological and/or historical backdrop and the techniques used to achieve the hybrid.
Credit Points: 30
This 36-week course provides a platform for engagement with transferable skills via collaborative client projects which may include contracted roles within projects of more advanced student groups. With a key focus on employability in Aotearoa/New Zealand students engage with professional practice situated in the holistic ideals of Te Ao Maori. Students conduct peer review via the Transferable Skills Matrix in an effort to foster and develop employability skills.
Trimester 3
Credit Points: 15
This project requires students to identify a key practitioner and explore their innovative practice as a contribution to the music production community. Students develop an audio production that emulates the qualities of the identified practice. Additionally, this course requires students to write an essay and deliver a seminar presentation to reflect the engagement with historical traditions and the implications in a contemporary setting
Credit Points: 15
Requires groups to produce a suite of outputs that display an individualised integration of production techniques acquired over the previous courses. Includes a reflective blog on the multiple ways such integration occurs and the effectiveness of such.
Credit Points: 30
This 36-week course provides a platform for engagement with transferable skills via collaborative client projects which may include contracted roles within projects of more advanced student groups. With a key focus on employability in Aotearoa/New Zealand students engage with professional practice situated in the holistic ideals of Te Ao Maori. Students conduct peer review via the Transferable Skills Matrix in an effort to foster and develop employability skills.
NZQA Course Codes
NZQA Level 5 Diploma (3 Trimesters)
New Zealand Qualifications Authority
NZQA: Level 5 This is an NZQA accredited programme of study that leads to the Level 5 NZ Diploma in Electronic Music Production.

Career Outcomes

What jobs will this course lead to?

  • Electronic Music Producer
  • Electronic Musician
  • Composer
  • Remixer
  • Jingle Writer
  • Recording Artist
  • Writer/Arranger
  • Sound Effects Producer
  • Performance Artist

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