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40 weeks full-time including six weeks of study breaks
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
Build upon the New Zealand Certificate in Music learning additional skills in
This diagram [PDF, 537 KB] shows study pathways between the New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4), and the New Zealand Diploma Music (Level 5).
You will have the opportunity to organise and perform with fellow students in our Johnny Cash performance theatre.
Music students have exclusive use of our recording studios.
Study alongside other creative industries students from Arts, Media, Interior Design and Creative Writing, in our purpose-built Creative Industries building on Nile Street.
Four courses are designed to prepare you for live and studio sound production.
Build upon MUS401 Sound Production Fundamentals and MUS402 Live and Studio Sound Production Techniques from the first year Certificate programme;
Four courses are designed to enable you to learn about music, to write and arrange music and to develop musicianship.
Build upon MUS403 Exploring Music Through Song Writing and MUS404 Music Literacy for Contemporary Musicians from the first year Certificate programme;
Four courses are designed to enable you to build your technical skills, develop attributes for contemporary music performance, increase your knowledge of cultural and industry contexts, and prepare for your own professional practice as a contemporary musician.
Build upon MUS405 Contemporary Music Performance Contexts and MUS406 Contemporary Music Performance and Industry Practices from the first year Certificate programme;
|Minimum requirements Learn more|
Academic requirements: New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4) or equivalent skills and knowledge. English language requirements: All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English should have an international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 5.5 (with at least 5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above. Other requirements: All applicants must provide evidence of a reasonable level of music performance and/or music production proficiency, demonstrated by at least one of the following: * Playing a musical instrument * Singing * Composing music * Original music composed/created/produced/performed using electronic or other means * Skills and knowledge used in recording or producing music * Music events management * Music business experience Other requirements for fully online study: Applicants must provide evidence of meeting the requirements for fully online study. Special Entry: In exceptional circumstances an applicant who does not meet the full entry requirements may be granted admission to the programme on the approval of the Head of Department or delegate if he/she is confident of the applicant's ability to successfully undertake the Diploma with a reasonable likelihood of success. Qualifications other than those listed in the Entry Requirements above will need to be assessed for equivalence, and applicants holding these qualifications will need to seek Special Entry permission from the Head of Department.
|Student fees Learn more||$6,922||$6,922|
|Government tuition subsidy Learn more||$7,752||$7,752|
|TOTAL Learn more||$14,674||$14,674|
|Compulsory Student Services Fee|
|Student loan information Learn more||StudyLink|
|Successful course completions||92%|
|3 years after completion|
|Median earnings Learn more||$27,017|
|Earnings range Learn more||$18,007 - $37,818|
|In employment Learn more||50%|
|In further study Learn more||35%|
|On a benefit Learn more||11%|
Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students