Bachelor of Creativity (Music)

Develop your instrument and musicianship skills in instrument studies (including voice), arranging, improvisation, composing and songwriting. Collaborate in recording and production.

Build your knowledge to create an original body of work in year 3. Make the most of performing at Te Auaha or local venues around Wellington. Get the opportunity to gig with prominent artists; who have previously included Annie Crummer, Warren Maxwell, Bella Kalolo, Barnaby Weir, Karl Steven and Thomas Oliver.

Programme outline

Study composition, songwriting, recording and production, instrument studies (including the voice). In the third year, students build on the knowledge they have acquired to create and perform an original body of work.

The Bachelor of Creativity (Music) includes both core courses and the option to enrol in electives.

Subjects in the music specialisation cover the following topics:

  • instrument performance
  • ensemble performance 
  • improvisation music 
  • applied music theory
  • analysing and rearranging music
  • composing music 
  • song writing 
  • recording music

Specialise in your passion: 

  • Drums
  • Keyboard 
  • Bass
  • Guitar 
  • Vocals  

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent study/work experience, and evidence of suitability based on audition.

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5).