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Bachelor of Music Production

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


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Welcome to the world of music production! If you want to make beats for commercial release or take your music to the stage, this programme will help you develop the skills to chase your goals.

Over the course, you’ll be given hands-on experience using the latest tools and equipment, under the guidance of industry experts who will help you write and produce professional-quality compositions. You’ll learn about producing with music software, beat building techniques, synthesizers, samplers and drum machines.


Our expert lecturers will ensure you stay on track by providing face-to-face guidance throughout your entire course as you work to deliver real-world projects in a state-of-the-art, studio-based environment. Once complete, you’ll have just what you need to mix it with the best.


This is an NZQA accredited programme of study that leads to the Level 7 Bachelor's Degree in Music Production.


  • Analyse and generate solutions to unfamiliar and complex problems and issues related to key stages of music production
  • Apply an advanced level of generic skills in a range of production activities
  • Understanding the key production roles, processes and activities, and the ability to apply this understanding effectively to a range of creative and technical situations
  • Use a range of production equipment, techniques and technology to achieve complex and challenging creative goals
  • Plan and execute complex tasks either as an individual or part of a team
  • A capacity for critical, conceptual and reflective thinking, creativity and originality
  • Research skills and critical thinking towards specific problems and issues


What jobs will this course lead me into?

Studio Composer
Music Producer
Music and Sound Designer
Live Music Performer
Commercial Music Composer
Music Promoter

Entry criteria

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

A copy of the student's valid passport must be provided.

Completion of the equivalent of NCEA Level 3 or University Entrance qualification.

English Language RequirementsInternational students who are not native English speakers need to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A band score of 6 or higher (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A score of 550 or higher (paper based test), 60 or higher (internet based test)

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