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Graduate Diploma in Music Production

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to be considered for the Graduate Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production should have an undergraduate degree, preferably in the area of audio engineering or a related area. Diploma students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
* Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) 6 Academic, no band score lower than 5.5, gained in the one examination within the preceding two years.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production aims to give students with a relevant undergraduate degree, or a level 6 diploma, the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of audio engineering topics at Level 7.
International students who have already studied engineering in the audio field overseas will be attracted to the applied nature of the level 7 core and elective courses. Domestic students who have a diploma in the wider music industry environment recognize that in the 21st century many musicians need to be multi skilled in order to survive.
An ability to move between the various areas of the music industry is increasingly demanded, and graduate diploma students will be able to consolidate their current skills and add to them through the electives. The GD AEP is also an excellent 'refresher' qualification to add to a practitioners' currency.
The above, in turn, lead to differing graduate profiles. Please note that in the degree graduate profile the practical tasks staircase into processes which require more independent thought and application; and finally to advanced problem solving and business skills in the music/audio environment.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Creative Arts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

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$1,000 each.

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Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

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Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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Phone: (03) 769 9400
Fax: (03) 768 4503

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