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Musical Arts
Certificate in Music (Level 4)
Certificate in Music (Level 4)

Certificate in Music (Level 4)

  • ID:CPIT640146
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits.

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Enhance your talent with performance skills and embark on a career in the music industry.

Built mainly around the study and performance of contemporary rock and pop, this programme is designed to assist you to perform with confidence and find your place in the New Zealand music landscape. It covers music fundamentals, playing in a band, writing songs and recording, plus the study of the emergence of the contemporary music industry globally and in New Zealand. It is available both full-time and part-time.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

This programme is an ideal preparation for the Bachelor of Music Arts, particularly if you don't have the equivalent of University Entrance academic qualifications to achieve that goal.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Many of our graduates enjoy rewarding full-time careers as self-employed musicians, working in a host of venues, schools, theatre and at corporate functions.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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