Bachelor of Commercial Music

Massey University

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Entry requirements

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

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Performing Arts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

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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

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

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