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Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Wellington Campus


Study a Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) – BCommMus(Hons)

The Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) is a one-year degree, with taught courses followed by an independent project. You’ll get one-on-one mentorship and support from our industry-connected academics.

You’ll gain more skills in research, development and creating prototypes and learn how to make your work professional. Your creative work will be research-driven, as you explore your place in the complex, ever-changing music industry.

You’ll focus on developing a project of your own, supported by a written thesis.

You’ll have access to Toi Rauwharangi College of Creative Arts’ state-of-the-art facilities. This includes world-class recording facilities and technology labs, as well as a range of immersive media technologies. You’ll learn from well-connected academics who have extensive research and performance expertise in New Zealand and across the globe.

Further study

The Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) will give you the research skills and qualification to progress to further postgraduate study, including PhD study.

A BCommMus(Hons) is a good fit if you:

achieved highly in the Bachelor of Commercial Music

want to refine your specialist music skills and become an advanced practitioner

want to support your creative practice with research.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) you will:

have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Commercial Music, or equivalent, with at least a B grade average over the highest level courses.

You must provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - 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.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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