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New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4)

International Close Date: Received all year

Enhance your talent with performance skills and embark on a career in the music industry.

Built mainly around the study and performance of contemporary rock and pop, this programme is designed to assist you to perform with confidence and find your place in the New Zealand music landscape. It covers music fundamentals, playing in a band, writing songs and recording, plus the study of the emergence of the contemporary music industry globally and in New Zealand. It is available both full-time and part-time.

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$5,900 - $6,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year
International costs
$22,560 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits

You must Attend an audition to assess: instrumental or vocal skills and ability, aural skills, basic musical theory skills, ability and potential to study music.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Many of our graduates enjoy rewarding full-time careers as self-employed musicians, working in a host of venues, schools, theatre and at corporate functions.

Study pathways

This programme is an ideal preparation for the Bachelor of Music Arts, particularly if you don't have the equivalent of University Entrance academic qualifications to achieve that goal.

New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Enhance your talent with performance skills and embark on a career in the music industry.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ3418
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Received all year
Credits 120
Level 4
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ3418-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$5,900 - $6,700 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year
International costs
$22,560 per year
International Levy
$523.50 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry Requirements

You must Attend an audition to assess: instrumental or vocal skills and ability, aural skills, basic musical theory skills, ability and potential to study music.

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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