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Refine your specialist music skills with postgraduate study in Commercial Music. Singer, DJ, lighting tech or tour manager—whatever your jam, we’ll help you get further.
This one-year Honours programme gives you the opportunity to build on your achievements in the Bachelor of Commercial Music and develop a major project, and sets you up for an industry career or further research.
The Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) is a one-year degree, with taught courses followed by a significant independent project. You’ll get one-on-one mentorship and support from our industry-connected academics.
Start in Semester 1 by advancing your research, development and prototyping skills and learn about how to professionalise your work.
Then in Semester 2 you’ll focus on developing a project of your own, which will be supported by a written thesis. Your creative practice will be research-driven, as you critically explore your place in the complex, ever-changing music industry.
As a Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) student you’ll have access to Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts’ state-of-the-art facilities, including world-class recording facilities and technology labs as well as a range of immersive media technologies. Learn from well-connected academics working in the industry with extensive research and performance expertise.
Postgraduate study in Commercial Music will give you the edge in a competitive industry — setting you up with the knowledge, critical understanding and technical skills to succeed. You could leave your Honours year with an album ready to release, a tour planned, or a portfolio of artist management skills.
The Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours) will also give you the research skills and qualification to proceed with Masters or PhD study.
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