COVID-19 UPDATE 7 APRIL 2020

 

COVID-19 UPDATE 7 APRIL 2020

COMMUNICATIONS FOR STUDENTS DUE TO COMMENCE THE MUSIC PRODUCTION TRI 2 INTAKE 


SAE is closely monitoring the global response to COVID-19. As part of the government’s Alert 4 status, our SAE Auckland campus is currently closed. 

Due to this unprecedented situation, and after careful consideration, we have decided to move the start date of our upcoming Music Production programme from Trimester 2 to the start of Trimester 3, on Monday, August 24. This decision will give us more time to prepare for both on campus or online delivery, depending on what government restrictions are in place at this time. Importantly, our focus is on making sure you receive the highest quality education, with every opportunity to collaborate and engage with your teaching staff and peers. 

For those students who were enrolling into our one-year Diploma in Music Production qualification, the programme will now be delivered on the following dates:

  • Monday 24 Aug 2020 – Friday 6 Aug 2021

For those students enrolling into our three-year Bachelor of Music Production qualification, the degree will incorporate a longer summer break at the end of the first year and will run on the following dates:

  • Level 5: Monday 24 Aug 2020 – Friday 6 Aug 2021
  • Level 6: Monday 14 Feb 2022 – Friday 18 Nov 2022
  • Level 7: Monday 13 Feb 2023 - Friday 17 Nov 2023

We recognise that some of you were looking forward to starting with us in May but trust you will appreciate that we are operating in challenging times and are constantly finding new ways to adapt and respond to those challenges.

The application you have already submitted to us still stands. We will simply need to provide you with an updated Letter of Offer and Public Trust form with the amended dates. These will be provided over this coming week.

If you have already applied to StudyLink, you will need to inform them of the new programme dates and they will confirm arrangements with us.

If you are an international student, you may need to change your visa and/or insurance dates. We recommend you discuss any changes required to your visa with Immigration. The contact details for NZ Immigration can be found at: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact

If you would prefer to commence in Feb 2021 rather than August this year, please let us know study@sae.edu. Your enrolment will be given priority for this intake.

In all cases, our Recruitment and Enrolment Officers are here to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sid Dalin or Swap Gomez anytime at study@sae.edu.

While your start with us might be slightly delayed, we are confident that your journey with SAE will ultimately be hugely rewarding. We pride ourselves on high quality education, in a hands-on practical format. We look forward to having you join us in August. In the meantime, please look after yourself.

Ngā mihi nui,
Suzette 

DR SUZETTE MAJOR, CAMPUS DIRECTOR, SAE AUCKLAND