Bachelor of Contemporary Music
Southern Institute of Technology
Total student fees
over 3 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates from the degree programme will be able to pursue professional careers both nationally and internationally in professional performance on the instrument of choice as a solo or group member, session or backing musician, or recording artist; or as a composer, songwriter or arranger.
Key Information for Students
Applicants under 20 years: University Entrance or NCEA Level 3 Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 14 credits each, in three NZQA University Entrance approved subjects, and Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards through a range of subjects, or package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required) Applicants over 20 years: Mature entry applicants will have achieved the age of 20 by March 1 of the first year of enrolment in the programme, and have provided evidence of relevant prior learning and experience. Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, an applicant below the age of 20 who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission, provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry e.g. Certificate in Intermediate Contemporary Music. Or, completion of an external or overseas qualification, which is considered to be the equivalent of any of the above qualifications, as approved by the Head of Faculty.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$20,351 - $48,000|
|In further study||23%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Alex Lindsay Memorial Award (National)
NZ Symphony Orchestra - The Secretary
Awards of up to $10,000 are granted annually
Fehl Music Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
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Where does this information come from?
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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.