Course details

Bachelor of Music
Domestic tuition $6,907 per year
International tuition $15,988 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 90%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 68%
In further study 23%
Median earnings $33,776
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 68%
Further study - 23%
Median earnings: $33,776 (3 years after graduating)
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  • Chamber Music
  • Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Performance
  • Performance Techniques
  • Popular Music
  • Western Music History

About the course

Graduates will have advanced knowledge of either the performance or academic facets of the study of music. They will also develop knowledge through study of a supporting subject.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand University Entrance qualification or equivalent together with 14 credits in NCEA level 3 Music, or 20 credits in NCEA level 2 Music, or Grade 3 theory pass or better in the New Zealand Music Education Board or Australian Music Education Board, or Grade 5 theory pass or better in the Trinity College or Royal College of Music examinations, or a music qualification assessed as equivalent.

About the provider

This University is located in Hamilton, Waikato, with a satellite campus in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. The university stands proudly on the world stage as an institution that provides a future-focused international education and plays an active part in global research. The rankings are a reflection of Waikato University's strengths as a university, ability to challenge, inspire and prepare students to be future-leaders. It is a recognition of the research that is tackling global issues.

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