What will I learn?

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

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

Music Studies

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;

  • In MUS503 Composing and Arranging for Contemporary Musicians you will explore different ways of communicating musical ideas and how to use aural, keyboard and song writing skills and musical knowledge effectively for contemporary music practice.
  • In MUS504 Composition and Instrumentation for Contemporary Musicians you will utilise music skills and knowledge to communicate musical ideas effectively in contemporary music practice.

Music Performance

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;

  • In MUS505 Industry Skills and Professional Performance for Contemporary Musicians, you will develop your music performance skills and knowledge, increase your understanding of contemporary music contexts and styles, and explore aspects of professional music industry practice.
  • In MUS506 Professional Contemporary Music Practice and Performance you will extend your music performance skills and use a range of professional practices associated with a career in the music industry.

Study options

Full Time (40 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$19,800.00 (US$ 14,036) per year
NZ $240 Student Services Levy

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,

NELSON,

Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

For international students

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.

  • IELTS: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

OR

A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above.

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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