Massey University



Duration: 3 year full-time
Commences: February 2017
No. of students per intake: 100
Entry criteria: Entrants to all papers must meet Massey University admission requirements. Entrance to practice and composition papers is also by audition.
Emphasis: A brand new degree launching in 2017, the Bachelor of Commercial Music prepares students to create, produce and promote tomorrow’s music. Future focused and cross-genre, the programme emphasises new technology, the latest models, and industry-standard production tools, and is taught by musicians, industry professionals and practising academics. The degree offers a choice of three majors – Music Technology, Music Practice and Music Industry. The Music Technology major covers software and hardware development including programming and electronics, as well as studio engineering, live sound and lighting. The Music Practice major focuses on performance, composition and arrangement, studio production, and also addresses artistry and musical development. Papers 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 papers. Together they produce, promote and perform a gig, a music video, and a short tour. Other shared core papers look critically at aspects of the contemporary music industry, such as web development, social media, and musicology. Students also take elective papers 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: 1 December 2016

College of Creative Arts

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

Phone: 0800 MASSEY / (04) 801 5799