Develop your instrument and musicianship skills to a high level through studying arranging, improvisation and recording/ production skills. Work together on composing songs, releasing albums or putting on a show. Perform at Te Auaha and play gigs at music venues around Wellington.

Study composition, songwriting, recording and production, instrument studies (including the voice). In the third year, students build on the knowledge they have acquired to create and perform an original body of work.

Programme outline

This music major of the Bachelor of Creativity combines core courses with specialist music courses. Subjects in the music specialisation cover the following topics:

  • instrument performance
  • ensemble performance 
  • improvisation music 
  • applied music theory
  • analysing and rearranging music
  • composing music 
  • song writing 
  • recording music

In addition to specialised topics, the Bachelor of Creativity includes both core courses and the option to enrol in electives.

Develop your skills. learn different styles and play in a band.  Learn alongside industry professionals, create original songs and gig in local venues. 

Specialise in your passion: 

  • Drums
  • Keyboard 
  • Bass
  • Guitar 
  • Vocals 

Our students get the opportunity to gig with prominent artists which previously have included Annie Crummer, Warren Maxwell, Bella Kalolo, Barnaby Weir and Karl Steven.

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent study/work experience, and evidence of suitability based on audition.

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5).

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