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MAINZ (Music And Audio Institute Of New Zealand)

Auckland, Christchurch

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Whether you’re a performer or prefer to work behind the scenes, MAINZ has a course for you. Choose music performance, DJ and electronic music production, live sound, audio engineering or event management across a range of introductory short courses through to Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes. MAINZ has an awesome reputation and our graduates are sought-after by industry.

Our tutors are seasoned industry professionals with their finger on the pulse of the latest trends and innovations in technology to offer you cutting-edge training that is relevant to the real-world music business.

 

Programme: NZ CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION SKILLS (Levels 1 &2),or
NZ CERTIFICATE IN STUDY & CAREER PREPARATION (Level 3)

Duration: 17 weeks, full- time
Commences: February & July 2020
Location: Auckland

Entry requirements: Applicants must have NCEA Level 1 literacy or equivalent. May also be required to provide alternative evidence of their ability to achieve the programme. This may be in the form of an interview, an audition, a test or a portfolio of work. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.

Summary: The programme is designed 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. This programme focuses on developing musicianship, recording, lighting and live sound skills and provides a pathway for further study.

Qualification gained: NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills or NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation.

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.

Programme Manager: Kingsley Melhuish

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

 

Programme: NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN DJ AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February 2020 (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. Mature Applicant – 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.

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. 

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

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: Eight 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 Managers: Auckland – Dr John Bassett. Christchurch – Paul Bimler
Phone: Auckland 0800 265 526 – Christchurch 0800264426
Website: www.mainz.ac.nz

 

 

Programme: CERTIFICATE IN ENTERTAINMENT AND EVENT TECHNOLOGY (Level 4) with STRANDS in LIGHTS and LIVE SOUND

Duration: 34 weeks, full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February 2020 (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, industry experience which in the opinion of the Programme Managers 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 at 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 Lights 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.
Programme Managers: Auckland – Kingsley Melhuish. Christchurch – David Stone.

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

 

 

Programme: NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC (Level 4)

Duration: 34 weeks full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February and July 2020
Location: Auckland

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, 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).

Summary: If you are a talented musician and love to perform, do what you love, develop the skills and expertise to bring your big break a little closer. Make it happen at MAINZ.

Qualification gained: New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4)
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: 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 Manager: Kingsley Melhuish

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

 

 

Programme: BACHELOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (Contemporary Music Performance)

Duration: 3 years, full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February and July 2020
Location: Auckland

Entry requirements: University Entrance or equivalent or recognition of Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance Level 4. Applicants will be required to attend an audition. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 6 with no band lower than 5.5

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 Manager: Dr Mark Baynes

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

 

 

Programme: BACHELOR OF AUDIO ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION 

Duration: 3 years, full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February 2020
Location: Auckland and Christchurch. Only the Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production offered in Christchurch (first two years of the Bachelor Degree).

Entry requirements: Applicants must have completed the requirements for University Entrance which includes NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants who have Level 2 in Physics and Maths who can provide evidence (in the form of a portfolio of relevant work) that they can successfully complete the programme, may be accepted into Year One at the Programme Leader’s discretion. Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS 9 or equivalent) Level 6 with no band lower than 5.5

Summary: Building on the reputation and success of MAINZ audio programmes, this applied degree has been designed to equip graduates with the necessary skills to work in music and audio-related industries in NZ and overseas. It combines a core of applied industry-relevant technical skills with a creative arts-based critical approach that will help graduates succeed in the creative audio industries.

Qualification gained: Bachelor in Audio Engineering and Production.

Career prospects: Audio-visual post-production, TV, radio, jingle production, studio recording, technical and multimedia industries.

Facilities: ProTools-based digital multi-track recording studios, Mac-based sequencing and two studios each in Auckland and Christchurch.

Programme Managers: Auckland – Dr John Bassett, Christchurch – Ivan Shevchuk (L5/L6) & Jason Long (L7)

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

 

 

Programme: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full time.
Commences: February 2020
Location: Auckland

Entry requirements: Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalence through a body of work. Applicants from whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 6 with no band lower than 5.0

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 Manager: Dr John Bassett

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
Facebook: fb.com/mainzmusic

MAINZ programmes are designed for music lovers with the industry in mind. Our campuses in Christchurch and Auckland are dedicated to preparing students for real jobs in the audio and music business.
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