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Diploma in Audio Production

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

10 months

Summary

This qualification is for individuals who wish to develop their experience and practice in audio engineering and production. It provides the music industry with people who have a range of audio engineering skills to produce complex audio recordings and sound-related works. Graduates can contribute to the cultural, social and economic life of Aotearoa New Zealand.

AIM

To equip students with early-to-intermediate industry-led skills and knowledge in audio engineering and production. To facilitate the development of self-reflective creative practice, underpinned by transferable skills.

QUALIFICATION

This is an NZQA accredited programme of study that leads to the Level 5 NZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Production.

SKILLS AND OUTCOMES

  • Analogue and digital console theory and practice
  • Multi-track recording
  • Audio technologies and protocols
  • Microphone theory and techniques
  • Signal processing and effects
  • Mixing techniques
  • Signal flow
  • Sound system setup and tuning
  • Monitoring systems
  • Wireless systems
  • Workplace safety

CAREER OPTIONS IN THE MUSIC AND AUDIO INDUSTRIES

  • Recording engineer
  • Mixing engineer
  • Mastering engineer
  • Music producer
  • Beat maker
  • Live performance
  • DJ
  • Post-production engineer
  • Location recorder
  • Control room designer
  • Sound designer
  • Foley recorder (SFX)
  • Foley post sync dialogue engineer
  • Technician
  • Front of house sound
  • Monitor engineer
  • Studio manager
  • System installation
  • System designer
  • Technician
  • Hire manager
  • Station manager
  • Programme director
  • Radio presenter

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