Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Music Production
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Creative Arts » Performing Arts » Music
Strategic Purpose Statement
To equip students with early-through-advanced industry-led skills and knowledge in music technologies and practice, including relevant historical, cultural and business practice contexts. To facilitate the development and refinement of self-reflective creative practice, underpinned by comprehensive transferable skills.
Graduate profile
Graduates of the Bachelor of Music Production will be able to: Select, adapt and apply a range of specialised music production techniques across multiple outcomes. Select, adapt and apply a broad range of research and analytical skills to inform own practice. Provide leadership, manage and take responsibility for own professional practice. Collaborate in multiple roles with team members, using appropriate communication skills to realise a range of advanced music productions. Generate and analyse practical problem solving skills in a range of advanced music production processes. Research and analyse social, economic, cultural and historical conditions relevant to the music production industry to inform production practice. Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in music production industries.
Education pathways
Following successful completion of either the Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production or the Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in DJ and Electronic Music Production, students may apply to transfer 120 credits at Level 5 into the SAE Institute Bachelor of Music Production (PC****) in order to engage in Level 6 and 7 studies towards the 360-credit degree.

Holders of the SAE Institute Level 5 Diploma in Audio Engineering (PC1902) may also apply to transfer 120 credits at Level 5 into the SAE Institute Bachelor of Music Production (PC****) in order to engage in Level 6 and 7 studies towards the 360-credit degree.
Employment pathways
Professional creative and technical work in the music production industryTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
A person is eligible to apply for entry who: Has attained University Entrance (UE) or NCEA Level 3 with related subjects OR Can satisfactorily prove that they have the potential to succeed on the programme and is over the age of 20 by the official start date of their programme of study. English as an Additional Language Applicant requirement English as an Additional Language (EAL) applicants, including NZ Residents must meet standard NZQA minimum English Proficiency Outcomes for a degree programme, i.e. for the academic version of IELTS they will require a score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5, or acceptable equivalent as per the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. An applicant must be a minimum of 17 years at the start date of the programme. Applicants aged less than 18 years old must apply with parental/guardian consent. All entry is at the discretion of the Academic Manager.
Education Organisation School of Audio Engineering (NZ) Limited
Developed By School of Audio Engineering (NZ) Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3824
Status Current
Created March 2018
Last Reviewed July 2018
Next Review March 2020
Content
This qualification is designed for people considering a career in music production, audio production, audio-visual or other related industries. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to operate independently as creative contributors in the wider music production industry. This includes the attributes necessary to contribute to a bi-and multi-cultural environment in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Students engage in a rotating schedule of practical music technologies, creative analysis and technical work in industry-led project-oriented modes. Projects offer an interleaved range of skills, narratives, methodologies, technologies and traditions, each guided by current industry practice. Collaborative practice is a foundational aspect of project-based learning.

Courses are a combination of 15 and 30 credits and are primarily delivered sequentially. Key employability skills are taught via the Professional Practice courses (CC500, CC600, CC700), each worth 30 credits and delivered across 36 weeks.

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