What will I learn?
Certificate in Audio Production students learn how to use a range of equipment and software as well as understanding the fundamentals of sound recording and mixing.
You ill acquire skills and knowledge that are required by the industry and directly relevant to gaining employment, lead to further training, or enable you to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Audio Production.
To have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification Certificate in Audio Production you must have: Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme. Completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments. Successfully completed assessment requirements for all papers, and achieved a total of 120 credits.
Students completing this programme and wishing to continue their music and audio production education are encouraged to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Contemporary Music or Bachelor of Audio Production programmes.
At the successful completion of this programme students will have acquired the relevant skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the audio industry and have gained the level of knowledge required for entry into the Bachelor of Audio Production.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Engineering and Trades
Applicants are also accepted if they hold High School Diploma and ACT scores with at least 24 in every section; or GED Certificate with at least 50% in each test and a SAT score of at least 1,000 combining the Critical Reading and Mathematics scores are required for High School Diploma and GED. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL paper-based score of 550 with TWE rating of 5.0; TOEFL computer-based score of 213 including a TWE of 5.0; CAEL Level 7 with a B grade average and no less than C in any section of the Certificate of Academic English Language (CAEL) programme; PTE Academic overall score of 57 and no less than 57 for Writing; NCEA (NZ schooling) should meet the NCEA literacy requirements for University Entrance (10 credits from the approved standards with 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits); and if English was the language of instruction in the last two years of secondary / tertiary studies then an English waiver can be considered. They need to provide evidence of this at the time of application.
It is recommended that applicants demonstrate one or more of the following.
School leavers to have preferably four years secondary school education.
Mature students are welcome to apply.
All applicants should have a keen interest or experience in audio and attributes which demonstrate that they have a reasonable chance of successfully completing the programme.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, must meet the English Proficiency Outcomes in accordance with the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013 as below.
IELTS test: Score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 71 or higher (with a writing score of 20)
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or CAE with a score of 47 or higher
NZCEL: Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic.
Offered by this university
The University of Waikato offers below pathways courses for this subject Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS)
Certificate of University Preparation (CUP)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from The University of Waikato Foundation Studies Programme
Approximate NZ $20,400 for the entire course
12 February 2018
Southern Institute of Technology Invercargill Campus, 133 Tay Street, INVERCARGILL, Invercargill Central, 9840, New Zealand