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From hip hop to soul, orchestral music to drum and bass, Unitec's contemporary music courses will improve your knowledge of musical techniques and composition. With full access to drop-in computer labs and rehearsal space, you can try out the latest technology and explore different musical styles.
There’s lots of time to experiment too. You’ll work on band or ensemble pieces with your fellow music students, and perform your original work live.
You'll be guided by lecturers who are well-known and respected in the music industry. And you’ll be inspired by visits from successful musicians. It's your chance to find out what a career in the music industry is really like.
The varied nature of Unitec’s music courses enables students to develop highly-desirable skills in areas such as self-management, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication; all of which makes them an attractive prospective for potential employers. Rather than limiting your career prospects, a music degree opens doors to a wide range of careers both within and outside the arts.
Programmes and study path
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|Certificate in Music (Introductory)||3||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||Replaced with the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation - Music|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Music||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available.||This programme prepares you for further study in music or related subjects, and career opportunities in the creative industries||February or July pending NZQA approval.|
|Diploma in Contemporary Music||5||Full-time for two years or part-time options available||Composer, DJ, Music journalist, Sound or multimedia designer, Musician, Singer/songwriter||February|
To study music at Unitec, you'll need to demonstrate your musical abilities either with a short performance or by supplying a recording of your work (this doesn't need to be a high-quality recording). Interviews are informal and take place throughout the year.
Upcoming auditions and interviews.