Certificate of Contemporary Music Performance

Study Options

Full-time

Length

1 year

Level

Level 4

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Intro

Take your musical talent to the next level learning about all styles of music. You’ll develop an understanding of music theory, recording techniques, and hone your live performance skills. Then, you’ll put it all in to practice as you take your new band on the road.

The Certificate in Contemporary Music will introduce you to a wide range of music styles including reggae, jazz, hiphop, RnB, rock and pop. You’ll get together with fellow students to form bands, write new music and then hit the on road as performing at local venues and events.

Outline

The Certificate in Contemporary Music will introduce you to a wide range of music styles including reggae, jazz, hiphop, RnB, rock and pop. You’ll get together with fellow students to form bands, write new music and then hit the on road as performing at local venues and events. You’ll learn from tutors well-known and highly regarded in the music industry.

Subjects you’ll study are:

  • Music theory
  • Aural perception
  • Listening analysis and music appreciation
  • Composing and arranging
  • Primary performance skills
  • Practice and performance
  • Live sound
  • Recording techniques
  • Music industry studies
  • Small business studies
  • Communication skills
  • Computing
  • Tikanga Mäori

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

This certificate will develop your musical talent to help you move forward in the entertaining world of live performance and recording. Whether you’re happier promoting acts or performing on the stage yourself, you’ll be setting yourself up for a rewarding future in showbiz.

With this certificate you could become a future:

  • 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:

  • Mid February

Entry

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Study Pathways

Graduating with a Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance from EIT will open up many career pathways for your future working in the music industry. Further study options include:

  • Diploma in Screen Production
  • (MAINZ) Certificate in Audio Engineering (Auckland/Christchurch)
  • (MAINZ) Diploma in Contemporary Music (Auckland)