Course: BACHELOR OF COMMERCIAL MUSIC
Duration: 3 year full-time
Commences: February 2021
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. A three-year course with a fourth Honours year, the programme is future focused and cross-genre, emphasises new technology, and has been designed by award-winning musicians and industry experts to equip students for a career in the music industry of tomorrow.
Graduates are leading the future of the music industry by shaping the ways consumers access music, and how musicians produce and commercialise their work.
The degree offers a choice of three majors – Music Technology (hardware, software and sound engineering), Music Practice and Music Industry. The Music Technology includes programming and electronics as well as training in operating industry standard large consoles and the latest digital recording and live technologies.
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 can take elective courses of their own choosing across the University.
The School’s 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.
For further details visit: creative.massey.ac.nz/cm
Qualification gained: Bachelor of Commercial Music degree (with optional 4th year Honours)
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/creative technologies.
Facilities: Music and media studios, recording studios, lecture and classroom spaces, computer labs.
Applications close: 15 February 2021. Music Practice students must complete an audition.
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