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Unitec Institute Of Technology

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Course: DIPLOMA IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Duration: Two years full-time, or part-time options available.
Start date: February 2018
Entry criteria: Applicants must have a total of 48 NCEA credits at level 2 in best 4 subjects, OR a maximum total of 20 in best 4 Sixth Form Certificate subjects, OR equivalent, OR completion of an appropriate qualification at Level 3 or above. Special and Discretionary entry is also possible for those who do not meet the standard entry criteria.
All applicants attend an audition/interview in which they must demonstrate competence in aural and musical abilities. Applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate in Music (Introductory) programme and achieved a grade of P or M in all four courses will be granted automatic entry.

Emphasis: The course develops musical and professional strengths, including collaborative performance, creative and cross-disciplinary skills, music fundamentals and techniques, technology-based and music industry skills. Offers a broad, genre-inclusive understanding of contemporary performance and recording, and an understanding of the contexts of music and culture in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Qualification: DipConMus

Career prospects: Prepares you for further study or for music-related careers including composing and songwriting, sound or multimedia design, DJing, music teaching and performing

Facilities: Dedicated Mac laboratory with industry standard technologies. Dedicated classrooms and performance space.

Tutors: Samuel Holloway, Age Pryor, Robin Toan, Chris O’Connor, and other part-time industry-based tutors.

Cost indication: $6,086 (based on 2017)

 

Course: CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC (INTRODUCTORY)

Duration: Full-time for 16 weeks, or part-time options available.
Start dates: February or July 2018
Entry criteria: Students must be at least 16 years of age on the date of the programme’s commencement for the semester in which they wish to enrol (or provide a completed Early Release Exemption form), have a minimum of 3 years secondary education, OR a Unitec Certificate in Foundation Studies: Whitinga (Level 2), OR equivalent. A short audition/interview is required together with a literacy diagnostic assessment.

Emphasis: Provides a range of fundamental music skills, offers opportunities for musical expression and creativity, and enables you to participate in practical music-making sessions. A bridging route for those wanting to study the Diploma in Contemporary Music, but who don’t meet the entry requirements.

Qualification: CertMus (Intro)

Prospects: Entry to the Diploma in Contemporary Music or further study.

Facilities: Dedicated Mac laboratory with industry standard technologies. Dedicated classrooms and performance space.

Tutors: Samuel Holloway, Age Pryor, Robin Toan, Chris O’Connor, and other part-time industry-based tutors.

Cost indication: $3,043 (based on 2017)

Address: Unitec NZ, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

Website: www.unitec.ac.nz/music

Contact: Samuel Holloway

Phone: 09 815 4321 ext. 7858

Email: sholloway@unitec.ac.nz

Want to turn your love of music into a career? From reggae to soul, electronic to orchestral music, Unitec’s contemporary music courses will improve your knowledge of musical techniques and composition. You’ll also get an understanding of the business side of the music industry. There’s lots of time to experiment too. You’ll work on band or ensemble pieces with your fellow music students, and perform your original works live.

You’ll also have access to drop in computer labs and rehearsal space, to try out the latest technology and explore different musical styles. You’ll be guided by lecturers who are well known and respected in the industry. And you’ll be inspired by visits from successful musicians. It’s your chance to find out what a career in the music industry is really like.