Music

Creative and talented singers and musicians will always be sought after and can earn great money, enjoy world travel and lots of perks. It’s hard work, too, but can certainly pay off if you have focus, drive and determination.

Programmes

  • Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance

    • Code: WR3083
    • Intakes: Semester 1
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    The Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance programme of study offered by Waiariki Institute of Technology, and the qualification to which it leads, is for learners who want to enter the...

  • Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance

    • Code: WR3084
    • Intakes: Semester 1
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 120
    • Duration: 1 year

    Do you want to enter and/or progress within the music industry, both within New Zealand and internationally?

    This programme develops graduates with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and capability in applied professional music...

Courses

  • Applied Music Performance

    • Code: MUSC.6001
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop capability in rehearsing and performing original or cover material to an acceptable and commercially viable industry standard. Students will also gain an insight into the challenges associated...

  • Composition, Arrangement and Performance: Primary Instrumentation

    • Code: MUSC.6002
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will build performance skills on their respective instruments with focused one-to-one tuition using itinerant or in-house instrumental specialists. Students will also extend their ability to compose and analyse musical...

  • Contemporary Music

    • Code: MUSC.4002
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the elements of contemporary music genres including melody, harmony, rhythm and instrumentation, enabling them to translate this knowledge into a practical song writing,...

  • Critical Studies for Creative Contexts

    • Code: CREA.5001
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop analytical skills and critical thinking on historical and contemporary theories and practices relevant to creative contexts. Students will also examine indigenous, local and global traditions, historical movements...

  • History of Music and Instrumentation

    • Code: MUSC.4003
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop an understanding of the elements of an array of historical music genres, the relationship between various musical genres and styles, why various styles exist, and historical and...

  • Music Composition and Production

    • Code: MUSC.4004
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will be introduced to recording processes, compositional concepts and design, and studio etiquette and processes. They will develop essential pre-production skills that culminate in the performance and recording of...

  • Music Fundamentals

    • Code: MUSC.4001
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop a fundamental understanding of standard musical notation and core musical elements including modes and scales, harmony, melody and rhythm, sight reading, listening analysis and notation skills....

  • Music Industry Fundamentals

    • Code: MUSC.4005
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will gain a thorough working knowledge of business practices within the music industry including the planning and management of music projects, promoting and distributing music, developing media packages and...

  • Music Industry Practice

    • Code: MUSC.5004
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will explore methods for funding, promoting and disseminating their own musical product in the New Zealand music industry and strategic global markets using the internet and other methods. Students...

  • Music Notation, Pitch, Harmony and Rhythm

    • Code: MUSC.5002
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop capability and application in advanced music notation, pitch, harmony and rhythm to improve instrument performance. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the clear advantages these particular...

  • Music Performance and Stagecraft

    • Code: MUSC.5001
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 30
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop capability in their respective instrument, as well as practise and rehearsal skills, and essential stagecraft and performance presentation skills. Students will implement and record their progress using...

  • Music Production

    • Code: MUSC.5003
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will develop skills and capability in using electronic technology, sound engineering, multi-track recording and cinematic post-production to enhance personal expression and broaden commercial opportunities....

  • Music Technology: Studio Production and Live Sound

    • Code: MUSC.4006
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students will be introduced to the use of technology in recording and live sound production, manipulating sound waves and frequencies using digital audio devices, and working with live sound equipment...

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