Bachelor of Music

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

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Entry requirements

University Entrance
New Zealand Certificate in Music (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts
(Level 4)

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Music is an applied, industry-integrated programme targeted at school leavers,
amateur musicians wishing to increase their learning and technical skill, or professional musicians
seeking a formal qualification.
The diverse graduates of the programme will be musically and academically competent
practitioners who are able to apply the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary for successful
participation in the global music industry. In addition, these graduates will be equipped with the
ability to communicate, collaborate and innovate within their industry and across a range of
creative of cultural contexts

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Performing Arts at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Margaret Woodhouse Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Iona College



Up to $10,000

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Marie D'Albini Scholarship

Provided by:

The University of Auckland - The Scholarship Office



Up to $3,000 pa.

Read more

This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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