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MAINZ (Music And Audio Institute Of New Zealand)

Auckland, Christchurch

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MAINZ offers a wide range of programmes, from introductory short courses, through to certificate, diploma, degree and graduate diploma-level qualifications. Subjects covered include: music performance, DJ and electronic music production, live sound, audio engineering Christchurch, and event technology.
Graduates are sought after in their chosen profession, whether in Auckland, elsewhere in New Zealand or around the world. Whether you’re a performer or prefer to work behind the scenes, MAINZ has a course for you.

 

Programme: NZ CERTIFICATE IN DJ AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION (Level 4)

Duration: 34 weeks, full time.
Commences: February 2021 (No mid-year intake)
Location: Auckland & Christchurch

Entry requirements: Applicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English. 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 or industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. All applicants are required to attend an interview. Preference will be given to those with a high standard of achievement at NCEA Level 2 or above and/or experience in DJ or music production. If available, providing examples of music production or DJ mixes is recommended.

Summary: Gain a solid foundation in the theory and practice of DJing and the use of computers to make music. Learn the skills you need to work as a DJ or electronic music producer.

Qualification gained: New Zealand Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production (Level 4)

Career prospects: For individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in DJ and electronic music. It provides the music industry with performers who have a limited repertoire of DJ and electronic music production skills that allow them to perform in community and professional contexts.

Facilities: Seven DJ booths equipped with a mix of club and battle mixers, Technics 1200 turntables, iMacs with Serato DJ and Ableton Live, Pioneer CDJs, several types of MIDI controllers and KRK studio monitors in Auckland and Christchurch.

Programme Leader Auckland: Elton Noyer 
Programme Manager Christchurch:
Paul Bimler

Phone: Auckland 0800 265 526 – Christchurch 0800264426
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

 

Programme: NZ CERTIFICATE IN ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENT TECHNOLOGY (Level 4) (LIGHTING and LIVE SOUND)

Duration: 34 weeks, full time. 
Commences: February 2021 
Location: Auckland & Christchurch

Entry requirements: Applicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum standard of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English 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 or industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. All applicants may be required to attend an interview. Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved Merit or Excellence in maths, physics and music or the equivalent of NCEA Level 2 or above.

Summary: This qualification provides the sector with technicians who can operate safely, under indirect supervision, in the entertainment and event technology industry.

Qualification gained: NZ Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Level 4) with Strands in Lighting and Live Sound
Career prospects: Live sound engineers, stage technicians, AV technicians, lighting personnel and general crew.

Facilities: Purpose-built auditorium with concert PA and lighting systems, musical instruments and amplifiers, and DJ gear in Auckland and Christchurch.

Phone: Auckland 0800 265 526 – Christchurch 0800 264 426
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

Programme: BACHELOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (Level 7)

Duration: 3 years, full time. 
Commences: February and July 2021
Location: Auckland

Entry requirements: School Leavers -University Entrance – NCEA Level 3. Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in Music. Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music). Applicants may be required to attend an audition or provide a portfolio of music related work. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.

Mature Applicants – 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 which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music). Applicants may be required to attend an audition or provide a portfolio of music related work.

Summary: The aim of the Bachelor of Musical Arts Is to provide you with advanced competencies in performance, production, composition and arrangement. You will gain specialist skills in popular contemporary genres, gain transferable skills in critical analysis and research and develop your artistic Integrity. Music transcends boundaries, communicates and inspires. Our contemporary music degree pathway will take your music, performance and composition skills to an even higher level. In the final year of study, you will complete a research project, media project, and a capstone performance.

Career prospects: Postgraduate study, performer, composer, songwriter, musical director, instrumentalist, cruise ship performer, session musician, theatre pit orchestral player, multimedia and film soundtrack and score composer, TV documentary and series soundtrack planner, venue management, promoter, artist management, music entrepreneur.

Programme Leader: Dr Mark Baynes

Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

Programme: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MUSIC PRODUCTION (Level 7)

Duration: 34 weeks full-time
Commences: February 2021
Location: Auckland

Entry requirementsEach applicant should have an undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalence through a body of work. 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 or industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of audio related work.

Summary: The ability to move seamlessly between the various areas of the music industry is increasingly sought after, including having the aptitude to instruct and teach. The Graduate Diploma in Music Production aims to give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of music production topics at Level 7. Consolidate and add to your current skills through the electives on offer. The diploma is also an excellent ‘refresher’ qualification.

Career prospects: Professional musician, music production, private teaching and music industry businesses. Professional careers in AV post-production, TV, radio, jingle production, studio recording, technical and multimedia industries. Career options subject to elective choices. The degree may provide a pathway to an institutional teaching career by following the Bachelor of Musical Arts with completion of a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Facilities: Five rehearsal rooms, computer labs and recording studios. Purpose-built auditorium with concert PA and lighting systems, DJ gear and musical instruments and amplifiers.

Programme Leader: Dr Mark Baynes
Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

 

Programme: NZ CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION SKILLS (Level 2)

Duration: 17 weeks full- time
Commences: February & July 2021
Location: Auckland

Entry criteria: Hold NCEA Level 1 literacy credits (minimum of 10 credits) or equivalent, if English is a second language, applicants must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5. 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, which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Applicants may be required to attend an interview in order to ascertain the suitability of this programme to their needs.

EmphasisDesigned to provide learning experiences that enable students to develop the core knowledge, skills and personal attributes sought by employers and required for entry-level positions in music and entertainment industries. The programme focuses on developing musicianship, recording and live sound skills and provides a pathway for further study.

Qualification gained: NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

Career prospects: Students will be able to participate as developing musicians with basic skills in recording and live sound. Engage in higher level pathways through to entry level audio engineering, music performance, live sound and event management.

Facilities: Eight band rehearsal rooms
Programme Leaders: Jean McAllister & Karl Benton
Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

 

Course:NZ DIPLOMA IN DJ AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION (Level 5)

Duration: One year full-time, part-time options available
Course start: February 2021
Location: Auckland

Entry criteria: Applicants must have completed the requirements for NCEA Level 2 (or equivalent) or have successfully completed the NZ Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production Level 4. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
Applicants may be required to attend an audition. 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 SIT/MAINZ programme pathways (e.g. Certificate in DJEMP L4, Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music L2, Certificate in 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. Providing examples of music production or DJ mixes is also recommended where possible. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5 Academic, with no band lower than 5.0

Emphasis:  This programme is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in the production of complex electronic music and performance as a DJ. It provides the music industry with performers who have an extended repertoire of DJ and electronic music production skills to perform competently and creatively.

Qualification gained: NZ Diploma In DJ and Electronic Music Production (Level 5)
Facilities: Seven DJ booths
Programme Leader: Elton Noyer
Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

Programme: NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMA IN MUSIC (Level 5)

Duration: One year full time. 
Commences: February  2021
Location: Auckland

Entry requirements:

School Leavers: University Entrance – NCEA Level 3 or successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Music (Level 4) or equivalent. Mature Applicants: 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 which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music)

Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of audio related work.

EmphasisGraduates will be able to: Apply music theory to read and write music to an advanced level; apply composition, arranging and/or lyric writing techniques to create a variety of music; perform music competently and creatively to engage an audience; demonstrate technical musical ability and artistic proficiency on a musical instrument(s); create music and sound recordings for critique using a range of recording, editing, and mixing techniques; research and analyse a range of influences to inform own practice; manage and take responsibility for own professional practice and analyse characteristics of the music industry to develop own career path.

Qualification gained: NZ Diploma in Music (Level 5)
Career prospects: This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in music. It provides the music industry with performers that have the technical ability to perform with confidence. 

Facilities: Eight band rehearsal rooms.
Programme Leader: Elton Noyer
Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

Course: NZ DIPLOMA IN AUDIO ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION (Level 5)

Duration: One year full-time.
Course start: February 2021
Location: Christchurch

Entry criteria:  School Leavers: University Entrance – NCEA Level 3. Preference will be given to applicants with Merit or Excellence passes in Physics, Mathematics, and Music. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
Mature Applicants: 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 which in the opinion of the Programme Managers exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. Foundation Sound and Music) Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of music related work.

Emphasis: Graduates of this qualification will be able to: Apply a range of audio software and hardware to produce complex music; produce complex music using a range of audio software and hardware and a range of audio engineering techniques and processes; create and produce complex music, recordings and other sound-related works; apply music and sonic theory to produce complex music; apply a broad range of research and analytical skills to inform own practice; manage and take responsibility for own professional practice, and analyse characteristics of the audio and related music industry to develop own career plan.

Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

 

Course:NZ DIPLOMA IN AUDIO ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION (Level 6)

Duration: Two years, full-time
Course start: February 2021
Location: Christchurch

Entry criteriaApplicants should be 16 years of age, or older, have successfully completed NCEA Level 1 or equivalent, and have achieved a minimum of eight credits at NCEA Level 1 in English.
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 or industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Manager exhibits a likelihood of success in the programme of study. All applicants are required to attend an audition covering: instrumental or vocal skills and ability, aptitude and potential to study music within a range of disciplines, musical aural competence and music theory literacy – tested at time of audition (equivalent to Grade 1 level).

Emphasis: Graduates will be able to: Read and write music to an elementary level; contribute to music composition and arrangements; perform music with confidence and ability for an audience; demonstrate technical ability on a musical instrument(s); use music creation and sound reinforcement technology; apply a broad range of research skills to inform own music practice; use a range of personal and interpersonal skills to work in the music industry, and apply understanding of the music industry to develop own career plan.

Phone: 0800 265 526
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

MAINZ (A faculty of SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
Auckland and Christchurch

Free Phone: 0800 265 526 (Auckland), 0800 264 426 (Christchurch) 
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz
https://www.sit.ac.nz/courses/MAINZ
Facebook: fb.com/mainzmusic

AUCKLAND
15 Canning Crescent, Mangere, Auckland 2022
Email: admin.auckland@sit.ac.nz
CHRISTCHURCH
191 High Street, Christchurch 8011

MAINZ programmes have a strong practical focus and are designed with the end goal of graduates achieving employment in the music industry.