Postgraduate study

View the range of postgraduate subjects and programmes offered by the New Zealand School of Music.

Take the next step in your studies and enrol in a postgraduate qualifications in Music.


Subjects

Composition/Sonic Arts

Develop your skills in notated composition, film scoring, music technology or sonic arts to a professional level with postgraduate study.

Music

Build on your musical knowledge and gain skills in research and critical thinking with postgraduate study in Music.

Performance

Further develop and refine your vocal or instrumental performance skills to a professional level with postgraduate study.

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Music

For students with an undergraduate degree, but wish to move into another area of music study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Music

For students with a BMus in composition or performance, a one-year specialised degree focusing on creative work.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

For students with a BMus or a BA in Music, a one-year interdisciplinary degree for general music studies, potentially incorporating other arts courses.

Bachelor of Music with Honours

For students with a BMus, a one-year focused degree for all music disciplines.

Master of Music

For students with a BMusHons, a one-year research degree, with a thesis component and optional creative component.

Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice)

For students with a BMus in Composition, a one-year focused degree in film scoring, sound design or game audio.

Master of Musical Arts

For students with a PGDipMus or BMus(Hons) in performance or composition, a one-year specialised degree focusing on creative work.

Master of Music Therapy

For students with a relevant degree, this two-year programme comprises one year of coursework and one further thesis year comprised of casework and research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Music

For students with an MMus (or equivalent), a three-year research degree, culminating in a substantial thesis with optional creative component.

Doctor of Musical Arts

For students with an MMA (or equivalent), a three-year degree culminating in a substantial portfolio of compositions or recitals, with a small written component

Artist Diploma

For students with a Masters in Performance, a two-year degree culminating in a substantial programme of recitals.