MAINZ programmes are designed for music lovers with the industry in mind.

MAINZ - The Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand is a faculty of the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) | Te Pūkenga with a campus in Christchurch. We offer a range of programmes designed with the music industry in mind. Whatever your passion - Music Performance, Audio Engineering/Production - you will get the best start in the music industry at MAINZ.

MAINZ has built an enviable reputation over the years for our high-quality programmes and the calibre of our graduates. Our tutors are all seasoned industry professionals, with extensive knowledge and experience to share. We are well supported by the industry, because of our responsiveness to its needs and relevance of our courses. All our programmes are New Zealand Qualifications Authority approved.

Our campus has state-of-the-art facilities and great programmes. We offer introductory short courses, through to certificate, diploma and degree-level qualifications. Subjects covered include music performance, DJ and electronic music production, live sound, audio engineering / production and event management.



Available Courses

Available Courses in
  • MAINZ Christchurch

MAINZ Music Recordings

STAR Courses

If you are interested in MAINZ STAR courses please contact:


Gretchen McKinley (Christchurch)

Contact Us

191 High Street
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 365 9195
Free Phone from within NZ: 0800 264 426
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