Bachelor of Commercial Music

Massey University

Subject area




3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Bachelor of Commercial Music graduates will demonstrate: Knowledge and understanding - awareness of a variety of views within commercial music acknowledging their contribution to the cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand - critical understanding of the discourse, professional practices and production processes of music - understanding of the relationship between music production, audiences, markets, and consumers Values and Attitudes - Intellectual curiosity and adaptably, willing to embrace new ideas and accommodate risk and uncertainty - Recognition of the centrality of copyright creation and protection Skills - Exploratory and transformative thinking, analytical, evaluative and synthesising skills and iterative processes to generate ideas, proposals, and music related works - Critical reflection and evaluation of music production work - Investigation and applied research to develop concepts for commercial music outputs - Critically informed competence in the management and operation of music production technologies and processes - Technical excellence, intellectual and conceptual rigour in music production - Strong oral and written communication skills - Effective, ethical and professional interactions with others, and appropriate leadership - Independence making autonomous decisions, managing workload and deadlines.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent. An audition is required for Music Practice students.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,701 $23,102
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,122 $30,366
Total $17,822 $53,467

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $42,000
Earnings range $32,000 - $52,000
In employment 60%
In further study 22%
On a benefit 2%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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