MAINZ, a faculty of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, has the music industry covered from contemporary music, audio engineering, live sound, DJ and electronic music production, to music business courses in events, artist management, marketing and creative enterprise. If you are not quite sure what branch of the industry is right for you then our Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music will help you decide and create a pathway to higher level study.
MAINZ teaching staff share a passion for music and are practicing industry professionals, so you will be taught by tutors who not only have a theoretical background in their respective disciplines but also bring practical, ‘real world’ experiences to their classes.
You will find a great legacy of musicians have gone before you. MAINZ has connections with musicians like Gin Wigmore, The Naked and Famous, Kids of 88, The Checks and Avalanche City. Graduates of MAINZ’s audio engineering programme have worked with some of the biggest international names in the business.
MAINZ has campuses in central Auckland, Christchurch and Greymouth, close to cafés, arts and entertainment venues, and feature extensive, well equipped facilities. There is a buzz about MAINZ campuses with bands bands rehearsing in purpose built studios, dj’s practising in specialist rooms for electronic music production and others using the recording studios or auditorium. It is noisy and fun and the perfect place to start your career in the music industry.