Diploma in Contemporary Music

ATC New Zealand

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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates have developed a broad range of musical skills and theoretical knowledge to an intermediate level. They are equipped for further study in a broad range of fields including music, business and technology.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Entry is open to applicants aged 17 years and older. Entry is by practical audition and interview, and acceptance of the academic background of the applicant as provided in appropriate transcripts. International students must also have an IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent). Where the number of applicants for places in the programme exceed the number of places available priority is given to learners who have performed well in auditions, who we believe to have a good chance of success in the programme, or who are believed likely to benefit the most from the programme.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$5,990 $5,990
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,861 $5,861
Total $11,851 $11,851

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

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 $27,017
Earnings range $18,007 - $37,818
In employment 50%
In further study 35%
On a benefit 11%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

O'Byrne/Jones Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

Invercargill City Council - Scheme Administrator





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Alex Lindsay Memorial Award (National)

Provided by:

NZ Symphony Orchestra - The Secretary




Awards of up to $10,000 are granted annually

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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

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 853 0222
Fax: (07) 853 0223
Email: admin@atc.org.nz
Web: http://www.atc.org.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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