Music & Audio Institute of NZ
MAINZ is a division of Tai Poutini Polytechnic, an organisation with a reputation for quality programmes. At MAINZ, both staff and students share a passion for music. This makes a vibrant learning environment, something frequently commented on by visitors. MAINZ offers programmes in Foundation Sound and Music, Audio Engineering, DJ and Electronic Music Production, Contemporary Music Performance, Live Sound and Event Production, Music and Event Management, and Creative Enterprise. Our programmes are supported by the music industry and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
We also offer an extensive range of short courses.
We are proud of our extensive training facilities at our two campuses at 150 Victoria St in the CBD Auckland, and 191 High St Christchurch. We have recording studios, rehearsal rooms, an auditorium, MIDI suites, music instruments, and a wide range of live sound equipment. All our staff not only work at MAINZ, but also are professionally active in the entertainment industry and are therefore excellent role models for students.
We prepare students for the workforce so all our programmes have a high practical content. For example the Live Sound students are actively involved in running 19 separate gigs for the Smokefree Rockquest each year. Our diploma programmes are designed in such a way that students can go on to study at universities if they so wish.
In addition to the full time programmes MAINZ also provides short courses in DJing, song writing, lyric writing, Logic, and Pro Tools. Additional short courses can be arranged.
The majority of our students enrol with MAINZ after recommendation from past and present students, something we are proud of.
If you are looking for a career in the music industry, then check out the range of high quality programmes offered by MAINZ. We have all aspects of the 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.
MAINZ campuses are in central Auckland and Christchurch, close to cafés, arts and entertainment venues, and feature extensive, well equipped facilities.
Call into one of our campuses and check out what's available, call toll free on 0800 265 526 to ask for more information or check out the programme listings on this website.