Take your musical talent and performance skills to the next level.
This one-year course is all about refining your knowledge, skills and capability in professional music performance, song writing and musical arrangement.
You’ll enhance your career opportunities in the music industry. By specialising in either voice or your chosen instrument, you develop confidence as a performer by playing in musical ensembles to live audiences in local venues. You also go ‘on tour’ with other students.
On the production side, you get to explore new techniques and technologies for recording and producing your music. In preparation for your career in the music industry, you also learn about the international market and gain further business skills to confidently promote your work and launch yourself as a professional performer.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5)
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1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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- Composing for personal repertoire
- Organising personal groups or gigs
- Assisting in production of live or recorded music
- Music/media business occupations
Topics you'll cover
- Advanced Music Theory
- Advanced Composition
- Advanced Performance
- Advanced Musical Instrument
- Advanced Music Technology
- Working in Music
- Individual Project
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- Be at least 17 years of age AND,
- Music qualification (Level 4) or equivalent OR,
- NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2, and a minimum of 42 credits at Level 3, OR
- Evidence of ability to complete the academic requirements of the course, AND
- All applicants are required to attend an audition to demonstrate their instrumental or vocal proficiency.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; or
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
- Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements may be given special admission if they can provide evidence that they are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
English language requirements
Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)