新西兰国立南方理工学院/Southern Institute of Technology

    课程名称: Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music
    课程级别:学士后文凭/Graduate(7级)
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    学费:$16,000 NZD Per Year
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    开学时间:February-2019
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    授课校区:Southern Institute of Technology
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    Summary

    The overall aim of the graduate diploma in contemporary music programme is to equip graduates, who may have majored in a different discipline, with the skills and knowledge that fulfill the expectations of the contemporary music industry, its practitioners and clients.

    Graduate diploma students will acquire critical thinking and independent learning skills, along with in depth knowledge in contemporary music and will enhance their professional skills in this selected area or staircase to postgraduate study.

    Course Content

    Students must choose a minimum of 120 credits from the following schedule of level 6 and 7 papers. At least 75 of the 120 credits must be at level 7. The remaining credits may be chosen from level 6 or 7, with a maximum of 45 credits at level 6.

    Level 6 Electives

    BCM200 Music Industry Studies (15 credits)
    BCM230 Contemporary Music Theory 2 (15 credits)
    BCM240 Contemporary Style Analysis (15 credits)
    BCM250 Practical Studies 3 (30 credits)
    BCM251 Practical Studies 4 (30 credits)
    BCM254 Singer Songwriter Studies 1 (30 credits)
    BCM255 Singer Songwriter Studies 2 (30 credits)
    BCM270 Music Education Studies 1 (30 credits)
    BCM271 Music Education Studies 2 (15 credits)

    Level 7 Electives

    BCM320 Music in Contemporary Culture (15 credits)
    BCM330 Contemporary Music Theory 3 (15 credits)
    BCM360 Project (30 credits)
    BCM350 Practical Studies 5 (30 credits)
    BCM351 Practical Studies 6 (30 credits)
    BCM354 Singer Songwriter Studies 3 (30 credits)
    BCM355 Singer Songwriter Studies 4 (30 credits)
    BCM370 Music Education Studies 3 (30 credits)
    BCM371 Music Education Studies 4 (30 credits)
    BAP355 Specialist Audio (30 credits)

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates can apply, to an advanced level, the theoretical and practical skills required to create, play or sing contemporary music in an industry setting. They can apply knowledge of musical concepts, principles and techniques to identify chords, scales and modes in order to provide solutions for creative issues and problems associated with soloing on their instrument. Students can demonstrate critical thinking and independent learning skills along with an in depth knowledge of contemporary music.

    This programme leads students towards employment in the entertainment industry, as well as onto postgraduate study in related fields.

    Satisfactory Completion
    In order to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music, the student will have been credited with papers and electives from the schedule of papers (120 credits).

    The student completing the Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Music will normally be expected to complete the one-year programme (full-time equivalent) within four years.

    Notwithstanding above, the Head of Faculty, with the approval and recommendation of the Board of Studies, may allow a student a longer period to complete the programme.

    Entry criteria

    Entry is open to degree graduates, however those who are able to demonstrate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind, may be granted admission.

    In addition, all applicants must gain approval from the Programme Manager regarding paper selection, and any applicable pre requisite requirements. Where the requisite knowledge or skill does not exist to allow direct entry into a Level 6 or 7 paper, some Level 5 study may be required in addition to the credit requirements.

    Additional Criteria
    The following requirements apply to applicants in all admissions categories.

    All applicants are required to attend a live audition, or to provide a high quality CD or provide links to an audition performance on a shared platform such as Youtube or Dropbox. Once an application is received, applicants will be sent details regarding audition material.

    Applicants are required to provide two confidential references from people who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation.

    English language requirement:

    • 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 of 5 TWE)
    • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
    • University of Cambridge English Examinations – FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
    • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PtoE (Academic) score of 50
    • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66


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