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New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Music)

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)


Take your skills and understanding of music performance to the next level with UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (Music).

If you have a qualification or experience in music performance, and are wishing to expand your skillset, study UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Creativity. You'll gain skills and knowledge to effectively apply creative processes across a range of musical vocations and disciplines.

Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of this qualification will have transferrable skills and knowledge to complement employment roles in creative industries, other professions, and service agencies that require creative processes that cross sector boundaries.

Course Information

Compulsory courses

  • Performance 1A
  • Composition and Technology 1A
  • Music Theory
  • Performance 1B
  • Composition and Technology 1B
  • Creative Industries
  • Professional Practice

Entry criteria

Applicants may be required to audition.

  • NCEA Level 3 OR
  • Equivalent academic achievement OR
  • On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

For applicants 20 years of age and over there are no minimum academic requirements.

English language Requirement: IELTS - 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 4 (General or Employment); 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).

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