Musicians in the 21st century need to be multi-skilled in order to succeed. 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 your current skills and add to these through the electives on offer. The diploma is also an excellent ‘refresher’ qualification to add to a practitioner’s currency.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Awards:
    Graduate Diploma in Music Production (Level 7)
  • Location:
    Auckland, Christchurch
  • Method of Study:
    Face-to-face, Blended
  • Total Duration:
    34 weeks
  • Dates:
    February and July 2018
  • From $8,430

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Core Elements

Graduate diploma graduates will be able to:

  • Product a range of music and/or related material to a professional standard
  • Combine skills to create and record music and related works
  • Make creative and technical decisions based on listening analysis, research and critical thinking skills
  • Work independently to initiate and develop a plan to bring a project to successful conclusion
  • Complete a complex project using industry-standard equipment and technology
  • Supervise a team to produce a professional level creative work

Programme Structure and Workload

This programme is delivered over one year with students undertaking both theory and practical activities. The programme course components reflect the Music Production industry and use authentic practical learning and assessment methods to prepare students for a graduate qualification and/or employment.

The delivery methods integrate theory and practical instruction using a mix of face to face timetabled tutor-facilitated classroom and studio sessions as well as learning interactions.

Course Components

Choose between a Major Project, such as recording an album or a series of courses that develop the capacity to work in the fields of recording, electronic music production and sound for visual media, including gaming.

Entry Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Applications should have an undergraduate degree or be able to demonstrate equivalence through a body of work
  • Applications for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 6 with no band lower than 5.5