Study musicianship and performance in the popular genre of your choice — whether you’re a singer, DJ or in a band, Music Practice will give you the skills and confidence to take risks and make it in the music industry.
In the Music Practice major you’ll learn songwriting, composition, musicianship and performance from some of New Zealand’s top musicians and professionals.
The Bachelor of Commercial Music has strong connections with the music industry in New Zealand and around the globe, guaranteeing you an immersive, real-world focused music education.
You’ll develop your writing and performing craft in your instrument or interface of choice—that could be an instrument, your voice or your computer.
Learn to produce and compose music with industry-standard software and hardware, in some of the best facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Engage critically with the music industry, considering the philosophy, politics and economics of commercial music.
Work with fellow students across the Commercial Music degree to work on gigs, tours, music videos and online promotion.
You’ll learn to be a working musician with the practical skills, connections and experience to make it in the music industry.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
You must register for an audition for the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Music Practice).
You should apply for entry to this degree before registering for your audition and you will be assessed for selection into the program.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
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