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For the Bachelor of Commercial Music degree you need to have a recognised university entrance qualification. Ways to get a recognised university entrance qualification include: NCEA, Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate, Admission with Equivalent Status, Discretionary Entrance or Special Admission.
For the Music Industry and Music Technology majors, you are encouraged to attend an optional consultation with School staff to discuss what you want to gain out of the programme.
For the Music Practice major (and minor), you must register for an audition.
Please ensure you make an application for the Bachelor of Commercial Music before you register for an audition or optional consultation.
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
Students have specialist classes in their chosen major, but also study a range of shared courses and collaborate each semester on external projects, eg staging a live show, staging and promoting a tour, and developing media campaigns.
To find out how to plan your study and to see the courses that are necessary to complete the programme, please see the regulations button or contact 0800 MASSEY to discuss with an Academic Advisor.
If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course Search.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates
All students, regardless of their major, must take shared core courses.
The First Year compulsory shared courses are:
133.155 Web Development, Social Media and the Cloud
133.154 Contemporary Musicology
133.156 The Recorded Work
133.158 The Gig
You must do all the courses listed for your major.
The First Year compulsory courses for each major are:
The Bachelor of Commercial Music programme has space for up to 75 credits worth of courses of your choice, known as electives.
In the first year, you can select from:
We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
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