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Massey University
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Bachelor of Commercial Music (Music Technology)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Wellington Campus

Summary

In Music Technology, you’ll work at the intersection of music, creativity and technology. Study new interface and instrument development and electronics alongside audio engineering, recording and editing technologies, and live lighting and sound.

You’ll study musical interface and interaction development, electronics, and concepts for developing new musical interfaces.

Once we know you have the basics, you will be designing and building your own instruments and applications.

Master microphone techniques and sound design. Learn how to operate leading industry equipment, work with musicians to capture great recordings, and mixing and mastering techniques to produce professional quality recordings.

You’ll also learn live light and sound skills, including how to operate small and large scale PAs, and design and programme advanced lighting and projection rigs. We’ll teach you about all aspects of live, venue-based industry requirements.

Engage critically with the music industry, considering the philosophy, politics and economics of commercial music, and how it can be disrupted through new models.

Careers

Recent developments in digital technologies and online platforms offer new and exciting entrepreneurial and employment careers in the music industry. You could work in sound design and audio production for films, TV, games, apps and digital platforms.

Many graduates find work freelance or find jobs in software and hardware development, sound engineering live and in studios, as well as lighting design, and stage and production design.

Further study

Extend your study with postgraduate research in the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours), or take a creative product or idea to market in the Master of Creative Enterprise.

Entry criteria

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

We recommend you join us for a consultation if you’re applying for Music Technology major, to make sure it’s right for you. Register for an audition or optional consultation

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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