Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)
If you are a drummer, a keyboard player or a bass player or have other musical talents such as guitar or vocals, UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Music might be the qualification you need to give your career a boost.
You will develop your individual and band performance across many popular music styles and you’ll gain skills in live sound and recording, theory, song writing/composition and music management. Gain professionalism and confidence for work in the music industry.
Career & Study Outcomes
Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Music have a good understanding of the music industry and the business of music, and are able to demonstrate proficiency in:
Possible career options include:
Graduates who wish to further specialise can enrol in:
Throughout this course you will be performing in different environments from UCOL to a range of venues throughout the Manawatu, Whanganui and Wairarapa districts. Our lecturers are of the top calibre, playing with bands all over New Zealand and the world.
For applicants 20 years of age and over there are no minimum academic requirements.
Applicants must be able to play a musical instrument and/or sing confidently and competently in front of others. Evidence will be demonstrated by an audition or a DVD/video recording.
English language Requirement: IELTS - General or Academic: Score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 with score of 162; no less than 154 in each skill; OET - Minimum Grade C or 200 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 3 (Applied); and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 42 with no band less than 36.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).