Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Music Performance Technology 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is helpful if students can play a musical instrument (including voice) to a level the =y would expected to be at after of three years of tuition.

This Practical Music Performance /Music Technology course offers students the opportunity to select a course which can be suited to their strengths. This course focuses on Performance, Composition, Live Sound, Recording and Digital Music Systems. Students can also research an aspect of the New Zealand music scene of their choosing.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students work in an individualistic manner, choosing which standards they will undertake in their course. Students pick one Major (Solo Performance or Composition), and two Minors (any of the smaller credit standards). Term 1 will see students focussing on their first Minor.

Term 2
A student's Major focus will be undertaken in Term 2, and Term 3 will see a student completing their course with their second Minor. Students can pick up additional work & standards as they choose, however this is only after the completion of their Major & two Minors.

Term 3
Students keep working on their major and second minor standards, and many start an additional standard.

Term 4
Students ensure all work towards the standards they want to enter is completed.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Music Performance Technology 301

Careers in the music industry: performing, songwriting, composing, live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR, music journalism, recording engineering, music arranging.

The unique skills of the musician are becoming increasingly marketable in a world where communication, confidence, creativity and innovation give graduates an edge. Music plays a central part in the games we play, our social media and our real-life gathering places.

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Musician, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor