Music Industry Fundamentals

    Course details

    • Code: MUSC.4005
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Music
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

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 touring plans, communication and networking skills, and the relevance of tikanga Māori to the music industry.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the local and global music industry including key career pathways and roles;
  2. apply knowledge of key approaches for the promotion, dissemination and distribution of music, including the use of fundamental marketing and communication skills;
  3. develop a media package and touring plan for promoting a music artist or group;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of music copyright;
  5. demonstrate and apply knowledge of fundamental planning, organisation and management requirements for small music projects including financial considerations; and
  6. demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the relevance of tikanga Māori to the music industry.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017