Study Options

Full-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 5

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Do you want a career in the music industry?

The NZ Diploma in Music [Level 5] is a one year programme that will develop your practical skills during individual and group projects to prepare you for a diverse and exciting career in the music industry.

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Outline

This 34-week project based programme studies popular music with an emphasis on advanced performance practice, composition and audio engineering. The practical component will be underpinned by a sound theoretical knowledge of contemporary music.

What you will learn:

  • Incorporating Ableton Live and other software into performance.
  • Advanced performance and recording methods specific to your instrument.
  • Multi-tracking and live recording in a professional studio environment.
  • Audio engineering and editing in Pro Tools and other software.
  • Writing and arranging music for small to large bands.
  • Finding out which funding bodies apply to you and creating usable grant/scholarship applications.
  • The ins and outs of writing music professionally.
  • Utilising social media and other online platforms to boost your professional profile and market your events.
  • Collaboration with Screen Production, Fashion and Visual Arts students.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

You will gain a broad introduction and understanding of the different aspects of the industry which will prepare you for employment or to go on to further study at diploma or degree level. Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

  • Music performer
  • Music producer
  • Commercial composer
  • Session musician
  • Specialist instrument tutor
  • Assistant recording engineer
  • Assistant performance engineer

Dates

There is one entry date per year:

  • February

Entry

Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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