Bachelor of Audio Production

Bachelor of Audio Production

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: February
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: NZ$50
Intakes: February
International tuition: NZ$17,000
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,161

Program overview

This programme will interest applicants with Music, DJing, Electronic Music Production, TV/Film sound, Radio, Live-sound or other audio-based interests or backgrounds. There are pathways into this degree from other lower level MAINZ courses such as: NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills, NZ Certificate in Entertainment and Event Technology (Lighting and Live Sound), and NZ Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
School Leaver University Entrance - NCEA Level Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved Merit or Excellence in Physics, Mathematics, and Music. 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. Consideration will be given to students who progress through other TPP/MAINZ/SIT programme pathways (e.g. NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills). Applicants may be required to attend an interview or provide a portfolio of audio related work. Language requirements: IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE) TOEFL Internet- based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18) University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations – FCE or FCE for schools or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests NZCEL a) To be discontinued on 31 December 2019 Level 4 with the Academic endorsement b) Current Level 4 with Academic endorsement Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic score of 50) City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66 Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

Career opportunities

Current diploma graduates can gain entry level positions, but this degree aims to give students entry at a higher level with increased responsibility to add immediate value to the workforce. Many audio practitioners make a living on a freelance basis and they are more attractive as contractors with the skill set which a degree provides. Employers in the audio industry who are seeking full-time and/or contract staff want these people to be able to think critically; solve problems; and find solutions as well as being current in a competitive and exacting market. Positions graduates may undertake on completion of this course could include: Professional audio engineer Audio producer in a commercial setting

Campus location

Invercargill , New Zealand

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