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Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

Invercargill

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Course: BACHELOR OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: Three years full-time.
Commences: February 2019
No. of students per intake: 25

Entry criteria: Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of: 14 credits each in three NZQA UE approved subjects and literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 – all three required).

Mature entry applicants will have achieved the age of 20 by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme, and have provided evidence of relevant prior learning and experience.

In exceptional circumstances, an applicant below the age of 20 who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry e.g. Certificate in Audio Production. Or, completion of an external or overseas qualification, which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications, as approved by the Head of Faculty.

Emphasis: Papers include introduction to music technology, contemporary music theory, contextual studies, music industry studies, contemporary style analysis, composition and song writing.

Qualification: B.ContMus (Bachelor of Contemporary Music)

Career prospects: Performer, composer, songwriter or private music teacher. Could also lead to further study in teaching.

Facilities: Large MIDI and keyboard suites, a theatre seating 300+, intimate 60-seat theatre, practice rooms, band practice rooms, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig, Dr Jeff Wragg, Claire Benedict and Antonio Mercuri.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig – Programme Manager
Email: maddy.parkins-craig@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: One year full-time.
Commences: February & July 2019

Entry criteria: Applicants are expected to already have a degree and will need to pass an audition (video okay). Applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Emphasis: Papers include world music perspectives, introduction to music technology, contemporary music theory popular music since 1940, music Industry studies, contemporary style analysis, research and statistics, music in contemporary culture, singer songwriter studies, music education studies, elective options.

Career prospects: Performer, composer, songwriter or private music teacher. Could also lead to further study in teaching.

Facilities: Large MIDI and keyboard suites, a theatre seating 300+, intimate 60-seat theatre, practice rooms, band practice rooms, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig, Dr Jeff Wragg, Claire Benedict and Antonio Mercuri.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig – Programme Manager
Email: maddy.parkins-craig@sit.ac.nz

 

 

 

Course: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: 21 weeks full-time.
Commences: February & July 2019

Entry criteria: Applicants are expected to already have a degree and will need to pass an audition (video okay). Applicants without a degree who are able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind may be granted admission.

Emphasis: Papers include world music perspectives, introduction to music technology, contemporary music theory popular music since 1940, music industry studies, contemporary style analysis, research and statistics, music in contemporary culture, singer songwriter studies, music education studies, elective options.

Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music

Career prospects: Performer, composer, songwriter or private music teacher.

Facilities: Large MIDI and keyboard suites, a theatre seating 300+, intimate 60-seat theatre, practice rooms, band practice rooms, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig, Dr Jeff Wragg, Claire Benedict and Antonio Mercuri.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig – Programme Manager
Email: maddy.parkins-craig@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full-time.
Commences: February 2019

Emphasis: Major subject areas are: audio equipment, applied acoustics, specialist audio, major research project, industry studies, electronics, information technology, professional studies, acoustics, music technology. Other elective papers as approved by Programme Manager.

Career prospects: Work and/or postgraduate study in audio production and related fields.

Facilities: Five purpose-built studios with attached recording rooms, large recording auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our SSL AWS900+SE recording console.

Tutors: Doug Heath, Stu Carr and Charlie Rodgers.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Doug Heath, Programme Manager
Email: doug.heath@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: 17 weeks full-time
Commences: February and July 2019
Emphasis: Major subject areas are: audio equipment, applied acoustics, specialist audio, major research project, industry studies, electronics, information technology, professional studies, acoustics, music technology. Other elective papers as approved by Programme Manager.

Career prospects: Work and/or postgraduate study in audio production and related fields.

Facilities: Five purpose-built studios with attached recording rooms, large recording auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our SSL AWS900+SE recording console.

Tutors: Doug Heath, Stu Carr and Charlie Rodgers.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Doug Heath
Email: doug.heath@sit.ac.nz

 

 

 

Course: BACHELOR OF AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: Three years full-time.
Commences: February 2019
Emphasis: Major subject areas are: audio equipment, applied acoustics, specialist audio, major research project, industry studies, electronics, information technology, professional studies, acoustics, music technology. Other elective papers as approved by Programme Manager.

Career prospects: Work and/or postgraduate study in audio production and related fields.

Facilities: Five purpose-built studios with attached recording rooms, large recording auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our SSL AWS900+SE recording console.

Tutors: Doug Heath, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Stu Carr, Charlie Rodgers and Maddy Parkins-Craig.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Doug Heath, Programme Manager
Email: doug.heath@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: CERTIFICATE IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: One year full-time.
Commences: February 2019
No. of students per intake: 22

Entry criteria: Preferably four years secondary school education. Keen interest in audio. Mature students – 20 or over.

Emphasis: Gain skills and knowledge directly relevant to initial employment or further training in the audio industry. Gain sufficient knowledge and skills for entry to the Bachelor of Audio Production.

Tutors: Stu Carr

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Stu Carr 
Email: stu.carr@sit.ac.nz

 

 

 

Course: NZ CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION SKILLS (LEVEL 2) STRAND IN MUSIC AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Duration: 20 weeks full-time.
Commences: July 2019
No. of students per intake: 30

Entry criteria: Open entry. Formal English language criteria are not applicable for this Level 2 programme, however students should be proficient in English (written and spoken).

Emphasis: Gain basic music and technology skills and gain further skills and knowledge to improve your educational and employment pathway. The programme recognises the importance of applying core capabilities such as confidence, basic knowledge and skills, and literacy and numeracy, in a range of familiar music contexts.

Qualification: NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills, Strand in Music & Music Technology

Career prospects: A graduate will be able to work under general supervision in entry-level roles across a range of fields. Provides a basic entry point into music and audio production, and related fields.

Facilities: Large MIDI and keyboard suites, a theatre seating 300+, intimate 60-seat theatre, practice rooms, band practice rooms, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig, Dr Jeff Wragg, and Antonio Mercuri.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig – Programme Manager
Email: maddy.parkins-craig@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: CERTIFICATE IN INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: One year full-time
Commences: February 2019
No. of students per intake: 30

Entry criteria: Students must be a minimum of 17 years at the start of their course and ideally have NCEA Level 2. Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. An audition may be expected.

Emphasis: This certificate will equip students with a level of knowledge, skills and competence in music to provide a pathway to further education and training, and the skills to meet specific industry profiles for people entering the workforce as musicians or other members of the music industry.

Qualification: Certificate in Intermediate Contemporary Music

Career prospects: Performer, composer, instrumental teacher, further degree-level studies.

Facilities: Large MIDI and keyboard suites, a theatre seating 300+, intimate 60-seat theatre, practice rooms, band practice rooms, lecture rooms and performance room.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Maddy Parkins-Craig – Programme Manager
Email: maddy.parkins-craig@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Programme: NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN DJ AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February 2019

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. If available, providing examples of music production or DJ mixes is recommended.

Summary: Share your passion for music and learn the art of DJ. 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: New Zealand Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production

Career prospects: This qualification is 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.

Tutor: Matt Turnbull

Phone: 0800 403 337

 

Address: Private Bag 90114, Invercargill

Phone: (03) 211 2699

Phone: 0800 4 0 FEES (0800 403 337)

Contact: Programme Manager of course

Website: www.sit.ac.nz

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