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NZ Diploma in Music

Key information

Level of study:
Tuition fees:
1 year
Start date: Expected February-2021
Hawke’s Bay Campus
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This 34-week project based programme studies popular music with an emphasis on advanced performance practice, composition and audio engineering. The practical component will be underpinned by a sound theoretical knowledge of contemporary music.


The NZ Diploma in Music [Level 5] is a one year programme that will develop your practical skills during individual and group projects to prepare you for a diverse and exciting career.


  • Incorporating Ableton Live and other software into performance
  • Advanced performance and recording methods specific to your instrument
  • Multi-tracking and Live recording in a professional studio environment
  • Audio engineering and editing in Pro Tools and other software
  • Writing and arranging music for small to large bands
  • Finding out which funding bodies apply to you and creating usable grant/scholarship applications
  • The ins and outs of writing music professionally
  • Utilising social media and other online platforms to boost your professional profile and market your events
  • Collaboration with the Screen Production, Fashion and Visual Arts students

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

You will gain a broad introduction and understanding of the different aspects of the industry which will prepare you for employment or to go on to further study. Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

  • Music performer
  • Music producer
  • Commercial composer
  • Session musician
  • Specialist instrument tutor
  • Assistant recording engineer
  • Assistant performance engineer

Study Pathways

Graduating with a Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance from EIT will open up many career pathways for your future working in the music industry. Further study options include:

  • Diploma in Screen Production
  • (MAINZ) Certificate in Audio Engineering (Auckland/Christchurch)
  • (MAINZ) Diploma in Contemporary Music (Auckland)

Entry criteria

Applicants must attend an audition interview. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate musical ability and have NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, or a work history indicating reliability and motivation. Applicants should have studied music or have performance experience. Strictly limited places.

If you are over 20 and do not meet the criteria above, you may still apply but your acceptance on the programme will be at the discretion of the Programme Co-ordinator, who will be looking at evidence of ability to succeed, e.g. maturity, life and work experience, succeed in other study.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL: C1 Expert with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • NZCEL Level 4 Academic
  • Completion of an EIT Hawke’s Bay assessment.


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