Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production

Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) 6 Academic, no band score lower than 5.5, gained in one examination with the preceding two years
* Applicants must have completed the requirements for NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent)
* Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme
Special Notes
* Applicants may be required to attend an interview
* Consideration will be given to applicants aged 20 years or older who do not meet the entry criteria if they can demonstrate a history of work, industry experience, or (in the opinion of the Programme Leader) could successfully complete the programme
* Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music L2-, Live Sound L4)
* Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in Maths, Physics and Music at or above the level specified

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This degree has been designed to equip its graduates with the skills to work in the music/audio/sound industry in NZ and overseas. Current diploma graduates can gain entry level positions, but this degree aims to give students entry at a higher level with increased responsibility to add immediate value to the workforce. Many audio practitioners make a living on a freelance basis and they are more attractive as contractors with the skill set which a degree provides. Employers in the audio industry who are seeking fulltime and or contract staff want these people to be able to think critically; solve problems; and find solutions as well as being current in a competitive and exacting market. Past diploma students have indicated they wish to re-enrol with MAINZ to complete the degree as this adds significant value to their CV and their capabilities.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 800 411
Phone: (03) 769 9400
Fax: (03) 768 4503

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