12 Modern Music 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Neil Watson


Students need to provide evidence of prior musical engagement and a willingness and attitude to explore their self-identity through music. Acceptance into this course may include an interview/audition with the TiC/HoD

OR HoF Approval

Study contemporary music with a focus on music technology, techniques and associated equipment relevant to today’s music, entertainment and events industries. Students will look at ways to empower their musical intention in the recording studio and onto the stage while developing skills and knowledge through hands-on experience in audio production, sound design, song writing and performance. The Modern Music course looks at industry skills including but not limited to live sound engineering, music production, contemporary music performance, electronic music and sonic art creation.  Learners enrolled in this course will be encouraged to create collaboratively and express imaginative thinking.

Pathways following from 12MM3 include Level 3 music, music industry internships, further study in music at Mainz, SAE, NZSM, UoA and music careers as creators.




13 Modern Music 3, 13 Music 1

Career Pathways

Musician, Sound Technician, Event Manager, Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film/Television Camera Operator, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Primary School Teacher, Translator, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Television Presenter