New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 6)

Develop your instrument and musicianship skills to a high level through studying arranging, improvisation and recording/ production skills

What you will learn

Work together on composing songs, putting on shows, performing at Te Auaha and playing gigs at music venues around Wellington.

  • Learn how to engage your audience and perform music at a professional level
  • Develop your technical playing ability to help you pursue your dream career
  • Learn how to apply music theory so you can read and write music at the next level
  • Build up your own portfolio of musical works
Music programmes are taught in facilities that include: 
  • Recording studios
  • Digi labs with Apple computers
  • Music production suites
  • Performance room equipped with lighting, PA, projector and large screen and performance equipment.
  • Fully equipped band rehearsal rooms.
  • Fully equipped DJ booths
  • Individual practice rooms, equipped with keyboards, stereos and practice amps.
  • Specialist music teaching rooms
  • Keyboard theory lab
  • Music library
  • Student music listening area

Career Options

Graduates can work in roles such as:​ 

  • live performer
  • music tuition
  • composing/arranging in a broad range of industry contexts
  • producing live or recorded music

Entry requirements


NCEA level 2 or equivalent qualification/work experience AND evidence of ability based on an audition. 


IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0 (or equivalent) and academic requirements. 

* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)

Equipment/material requirements

Own instrument unless a vocalist. Optional but recommended: laptop computer and multimedia software.

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