New Zealand Diploma in Music
Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    17 February 2025
  • Length

    40 weeks full-time including six weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $7,432 plus $246 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Advance your skills to prepare yourself for live and studio sound production.

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Build upon the New Zealand Certificate in Music learning additional skills in

  • composing for commercial and personal projects
  • managing, coordinating and performing at gigs and events
  • sound engineering for live and studio music productions
  • promoting own work through a mix of traditional and online marketing strategies

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). 

State of the art facilities

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.

What will I learn?

Sound Production

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;

  • In MUS501 Sound Engineering and Production for Contemporary Musicians you will advance your knowledge of audio equipment, methods and techniques and develop practical skills for recorded and live music production.
  • In MUS502 Advanced Live and Studio Sound Production you will use audio equipment, music software, methods and techniques effectively in recorded and live sound production.
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