Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology (NMIT)



Course: DIPLOMA IN ARTS AND MEDIA (Contemporary Music)

Duration: 2 years full time
Course starts: 26 February 2018

Entry criteria: Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency on their principle instrument – by either audition or providing a link to an online video of yourself performing. A reasonable level of computer literacy is needed. Applicants 20 years and over: No minimum academic requirements. Demonstrate ability to study at this level.

Emphasis: If you want to live creatively and turn your talent for music into your career, the Diploma in Arts and Media (Contemporary Music) is a great way to start. Learn the art of songwriting, play at gigs, create and record your own music and take control as a sound engineer. You’ll gain a full picture of the music industry and the know-how to forge your own career through marketing and promotion.

Qualification gained: Diploma in Arts and Media (Contemporary Music). Students can exit after one year with a Certificate in Arts and Media (Contemporary Music).

Career prospects: Musician, sound engineer, songwriter, music producer, session musician, music teacher, sound technician, music management and other technical roles. Graduates will have a set of elementary skills in managing an independent contemporary music band and sufficient contemporary music skills to find employment in the music sector.

Facilities: The arts and media building on the Nelson campus is equipped with up-to-date digital gear necessary for contemporary arts and media practices including music editing and composition, video, graphic design, image manipulation, publication design and production, animation, website design and more.

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Cost: Domestic fees, $6,475 (approx.) per year

Applications close: 26 February 2018


Address: 322 Hardy Street, Nelson

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Contact: Doug Stenhouse

Phone: 0800 422 733 or (03) 546 9175