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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 2020
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: The Bachelor of Contemporary Music offers an industry-focused programme designed to prepare students for a professional career in contemporary music. Students learn a variety of practical skills including performance, composition, arranging, songwriting, as well as learning industry standard recording and production software. Students are further prepared for a professional career through classes in music and audio industry studies, music education, tour planning and concert promotion. Students also have access to world-class recording equipment and studios at SIT sound in collaboration with audio production students.

Qualification: B.ContMus (Bachelor of Contemporary Music)

Career prospects: Students will be equipped with skills to embark on a career as a performer, songwriter, composer for film, television, and theatre, and music arranger. Students will also have the necessary skills for a career as a music educator or music writer, and also pursue further study in music therapy, music education, and music research.

Facilities: 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, 60-seat performance theatre, large MIDI and keyboard suites, recording room, practice rooms, ensemble rooms equipped with top of the line amps, keyboards, and drumsets, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Jeff Wragg, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Claire Benedict, Antonio Mercuri, Dhanesh Parmar, Dave Baker, Peter Power, Kelly Kennedy, Dean Ashby.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Jeff Wragg – Programme Manager
Email: jeff.wragg@sit.ac.nz

 

Course: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: One year full-time.
Commences: February 2020

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: The Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music aims to equip students who may have majored in a different discipline with the skills and knowledge that meet the expectations of the music industry and music education sector. Students can select from a variety of practical classes including performance, composition, arranging, songwriting, as well as learning industry standard recording and production software. Students can also further their professional career through classes in music and audio industry studies, music education, tour planning and concert promotion. Students also have access to world-class recording equipment and studios at SIT sound in collaboration with audio production students.

Career prospects: Students will be equipped with skills to embark on a career as a performer, songwriter, composer for film, television, and theatre, and music arranger. Students will also have the necessary skills for a career as a music educator or music writer, and also pursue further study in music therapy, music education, and music research.

Facilities: 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, 60-seat performance theatre, large MIDI and keyboard suites, recording room, practice rooms, ensemble rooms equipped with top of the line amps, keyboards, and drumsets, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Jeff Wragg, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Claire Benedict, Antonio Mercuri, Dhanesh Parmar, Dave Baker, Peter Power, Kelly Kennedy, Dean Ashby.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Jeff Wragg – Programme Manager
Email: jeff.wragg@sit.ac.nz

 

 

 

Course: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: 21 weeks full-time.
Commences: February & July 2020

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: The Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music aims to equip students who may have majored in a different discipline with the skills and knowledge that meet the expectations of the music industry and music education sector. Students can select from a variety of practical classes including performance, composition, arranging, song writing, as well as learning industry standard recording and production software. Students can also further their professional career through classes in music and audio industry studies, music education, tour planning and concert promotion. Students also have access to world-class recording equipment and studios at SIT sound in collaboration with audio production students.

Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Music

Career prospects: Students will be equipped with skills to embark on a career as a performer, songwriter, composer for film, television, and theatre, and music arranger. Students will also have the necessary skills for a career as a music educator or music writer, and also pursue further study in music therapy, music education, and music research.

Facilities: 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, 60-seat performance theatre, large MIDI and keyboard suites, recording room, practice rooms, ensemble rooms equipped with top of the line amps, keyboards, and drumsets, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors:Dr Jeff Wragg, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Claire Benedict, Antonio Mercuri, Dhanesh Parmar, Dave Baker, Peter Power, Kelly Kennedy, Dean Ashby.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Jeff Wragg – Programme Manager
Email: jeff.wragg@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: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: 17 weeks full-time
Commences: February 2020
Emphasis: Major subject areas are chosen from: audio engineering and production, applied acoustics, specialist audio, major research project, industry studies, electronics, information technology and audio software, professional studies, music theory and technology. Other elective papers as approved by Programme Manager. As an Avid Learning Partner, the course also offers certified training in ProTools software

Career prospects: Students will be equipped to work and/or postgraduate study in audio production and related fields. Career prospects include live and studio sound engineering and production, post, field and sound design production for visual media, audiology, AV technician, event production designer, audio archivist, technology education and sales.

Facilities: Five purpose-built studios with attached recording rooms, large BBC designed recording auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our AVID S6 Surround post production and Foley suite, a SSL AWS900+SE recording console, a purpose 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, a 60-seat performance theatre, and large MIDI and keyboard suites.

Tutors: Doug Heath, Stu Carr, Charlie Rodgers, Claire Benedict and Dave Baker

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Doug Heath – Programme Manager School of Audio Production
Email: doug.heath@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN AUDIO PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full-time.
Commences: February 2020

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: Students will be equipped to work and/or postgraduate study in audio production and related fields. Career prospects include live and studio sound engineering and production, post, field and sound design production for visual media, audiology, AV technician, event production designer, audio archivist, technology education and sales.

Facilities: Five purpose-built studios with attached recording rooms, large BBC designed recording auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our AVID S6 Surround post production and Foley suite, a SSL AWS900+SE recording console, a purpose 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, a 60-seat performance theatre, and large MIDI and keyboard suites,

auditorium, industry standard, up-to-date equipment including our SSL AWS900+SE recording console.

Tutors: Doug Heath, Stu Carr, Charlie Rodgers, Claire Benedict and Dave Baker

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

 

 

Course: CERTIFICATE IN AUDIO PRODUCTION 
(leading to the NZ CERTIFICATE IN EVENT and EVENT TECHNOLOGY L4)

Duration: One year full-time.
Commences: February 2020
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 – Certificate Co-ordinator
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: February & July 2020
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: 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, 60-seat performance theatre, large MIDI and keyboard suites, recording room, practice rooms, ensemble rooms equipped with top of the line amps, keyboards, and drumsets, lecture rooms and performance room.

Tutors: Dr Jeff Wragg, Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen, Claire Benedict, Antonio Mercuri, Dhanesh Parmar, Dave Baker, Peter Power, Kelly Kennedy, Dean Ashby.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Jeff Wragg – Programme Manager
Email:jeff.wragg@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Course: NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC (Level 4)

Duration: One year full-time
Commences: February 2020
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. The course aims to develop students’ confidence as a performer and composer and prepare them for degree-level study.

Qualification: NZ Certificate in Intermediate Contemporary Music (Level 4)

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

Facilities: 300-seat performance theatre with top of the line PA and lighting systems, 60-seat performance theatre, large MIDI and keyboard suites, recording room, practice rooms, ensemble rooms equipped with top of the line amps, keyboards, and drumsets, lecture rooms and performance room.

Applications: From September onwards.
Contact: Dr Jeff Wragg – Programme Manager
Email: jeff.wragg@sit.ac.nz

 

 

Programme: NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE L4 IN DJ AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

Duration: 34 weeks full time. Part time options available.
Commences: February 2020

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
Contact: Doug Heath – Programme Manager School of Audio Production
Email: doug.heath@sit.ac.nz
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

Work towards a career in music with SIT.
When it comes to music and audio production, the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have you covered. They offer a wide range of contemporary music courses and audio production qualifications, with students able to undertake weekly performances, organised tours and concerts and enjoy one-on-one lessons and performance workshops.