Course details

Bachelor of Commercial Music
Domestic tuition ¤6,252 per year
International tuition ¤14,051
NZQF Level 7


  • Commercial Music

About the course

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.

Entry requirements

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

About the provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. The university has 3 major campuses in Auckland, Manuwatu and Wellington. Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25 it is the perfect place for learning and living. The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington.

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