Massey University College of Creative Arts, Wellington




Duration: 3 year full-time
Commences: February 2023
No. of students per intake: 90-120

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.

EmphasisLaunched 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, Music Practice and Music Industry.

The Music Technology major features programming and electronics as well as training in operating industry standard studios and the latest recording and live technologies. The Music Practice major focuses on performance, composition and arrangement, studio production, and developing their professional voice as an artist. The Music Industry major includes artist development, music publishing, live music, label development, entrepreneurship, and future trends in music.

Students from all three majors collaborate across core studio subjects, enabling them to produce, promote, and perform music in a wide range of events and opportunities. They look critically at aspects of the contemporary music industry, such as content development, media platforms, and musicology and critical studies. Students can take elective courses of their own choosing across the University, offering a wide range of opportunities.

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.

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Qualification gained: Bachelor of Commercial Music degree (with optional 4th year Honours)

Career prospects:Professional musician, producer, sound artist, composer for film/TV/games/media technologies, performer, music software developer, creative technologist, sound engineer, lighting designer, live sound technician, music marketer, event organiser, promoter, booking agent, artist manager, label representative.

Facilities: Music and media studios, recording studios, lecture and classroom spaces, computer labs, rehearsal rooms, fabrication workshop.

Applications close: 31 January 2023. 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



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