Bachelor of Recording Arts

SAE Institute

Subject area

Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Recording Arts is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the audio and music industries, incorporating the development of creative skills and research methods necessary in today's highly competitive industry environment. Apart from furthering the development of music production skills relevant to commercial and non-commercial music markets, this stage also develops the understanding of relevant aspects of business management and legal matters as well as communication and research skills. You will meet high profile industry professionals up close in small workshops and seminars who can give you an insight into their perspectives, and share their knowledge and experience. This degree is research based, opening the way to the highest levels of academic education (master's and PhD). SAE has a number of pathways into several programmes of study in New Zealand and overseas.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To be eligible for admission, domestic students must be 17 years of age, have SC/NCEA level 1 Mathematics and Science and a good command of oral and written English; international students must be18 years of age, have SC/NCEA equivalent qualifications, IELTS Score of 6, hold a Study Visa, or applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma in Audio Engineering (Level 5).

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$12,053 $36,158
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,565 $31,694
Total $22,617 $67,852

StudyLink website – information about student loans

A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $57,060
Earnings range $44,955 - $69,425
In employment 83%
In further study 13%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 373 4712
Fax: (09) 373 4713

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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