newsletter 2018



Massey University College of Creative Arts




Duration: 3 year full-time
Commences: February 2019
No. of students per intake: 80-100

Entry criteria: Entrants to all papers must meet Massey University admission requirements. Entrance to the Practice Major is by audition. Consultations are advised for Technology and Industry candidates.

Emphasis: Launched in 2016, the Bachelor of Commercial Music degree is the most progressive Music programme in NZ. Future focused and cross-genre, the programme emphasises new technology, is industry engaged and taught by some of the country’s best practicing musicians, industry professionals and academics.

Our facilities feature the very latest in recording, practice and post-production facilities and gear. The brand-new, industry spec studios are the most advanced in New Zealand, and were designed by leading UK studio designer Andy Munro.

The degree offers a choice of three majors – Music Technology: hardware and software, Music Technology: sound engineering, Music Practice and Music Industry. The Music Technology: hardware software major covers software and hardware development including programming and electronics. The Music Technology: sound engineering major covers operating industry standard large consoles and the latest digital recording and editing technologies as well as live light and sound skills for all aspects of live, venue-based industry requirements.
The Music Practice major focuses on performance, composition and arrangement, studio production, and also addresses artistry and musical development.
Courses in the Music Industry major include artist development, music publishing, live music, label development, and future trends in music. Students from all three majors collaborate across a number of core studio subjects, enabling them to produce, promote and perform a gig, a music video, and a short tour. Other shared core studios look critically at aspects of the contemporary music industry, such as web development, social media, and musicology. Students also take elective courses of their own choosing.

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Qualification gained: Bachelor of Commercial Music degree

Career prospects: music software developer, music hardware development, digital music distribution, creative technologist, professional musician, producer, promoter, label representative, music marketing, artist manager, songwriter, sound engineer, publisher, booking agent, composer for film/TV/games.

Facilities: Music and media studios, lecture and classroom spaces, computer labs.

Applications close:January. Late applications may be accepted subject to available spaces.

Contact: School of Music and Creative Media Production, Massey University Wellington

School of Music and Creative Media Production, Massey University Wellington

Address: Massey University, College of Creative Arts, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140

Phone: 0800 MASSEY / +64  4 801 5799



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