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Bachelor of Media Arts (Commercial Music)

Bachelor of Media Arts with endorsement in Commercial Music

BM9601

Course details

  • Feb 2021
    Jul 2021 - contact David.Sidwell@wintec.ac.nz about mid-year study options.
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,356* per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees-Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

The Bachelor of Media Arts (Music) is in the process of being replaced by the Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts. If you're interested in studying music and performing arts (first year), we recommend you enrol in our new programme.

There is still an opportunity for you to join the Bachelor of Media Arts (Music) as second or third year student if you are transferring from another institution. Please contact our enrolment team about this.

If you are seeking a career in commercial music then Wintec's Bachelor of Media Arts (Commercial Music) is an exciting and innovative programme relevant to song writing / composition, music production and performance.

The Commercial Music endorsement of the Bachelor of Media Arts is for you if you wish to focus on the performance, song writing/composition or music production. A feature of this programme is the industry based projects which give students commercial practical experience.

Music students have 24 hour access to recording studios and practice rooms, including fully equipped production edit suites and individual digital workstations. Under the Media Arts umbrella you will have the opportunity to undertake collaborative projects with arts and media students in disciplines such as moving image, design, photography, painting and sculpture.

What you will learn

In your first year you will study:

  • Harmony
  • Ear training
  • Notation
  • Songwriting
  • Music technology
  • Contemporary issues in music
  • Communication skills
In your second and third years, you will choose to specialise in one of the following:
  • Songwriting
    You'll write your own lyrics and melodies, record your own songs, and perform them or have them performer in-house or at community or corporate events.
  • Music production
    You'll work at an industry-standard digital audio workstation in a studio classroom, and become familiar with Pro Tools and LogicPro audio software, Sibelius notation writing software as well as associated hardware.
  • Contemporary music performance
    You'll perform solo and in ensembles, as well as working in interdisciplinary areas such as songwriting, music composition and other media arts. You'll have the opportunity of an internship, working at live sound events or working with bands and artists from New Zealand and overseas.

    Further electives are available from across this School of Media Arts programme, regardless of your endorsement of entry. For example, you may wish to specialise in music production but do some moving image electives. The BMA structure is designed to let you maintain an interest in a number of disciplines.

View programme modules

Level 5

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMA0A106Visual Arts Practice 1Visual Arts endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core305Have satisfied the entry requirements of the BMA (Visual/Fashion)  
BMA0A110Visual Arts Practice 2Visual Arts endorsement/ core305BMA0A106 
BMA0A150Word, Image, SoundVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/Commercial endorsement/ Fashion Design endorsement/ core155  
BMA0R100BUnderstanding compositionCommercial Music endorsement /core15512 credits or more in NCEA Level 2 
BMA0R102Introduction to Music Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R115Audio Technology Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits NCEA level 2 in Music and English or Grade III Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R130Music Studies 1Commercial Music endorsement /core155Minimum 12 credits in level 2 Music and English or Grade 3 Music Theory or equivalent 
BMA0R135Music Studies 2Commercial Music endorsement /core155BMA0R130 and BMA0R102 or BMACP501 
BMA0X150Photography: An IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMA0X160Painting and Sculpture: An Introduction Visual Arts endorsement/ introductory elective 155  
BMACP501Introduction to PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP502Introduction to Ensemble Performance Commercial Music endorsement /core 15512 credits or more NCEA Music Level 2 and Grade 6 Practical (TCL RSM, Rock School) or equivalent. 
BMACP503Elementary PerformanceCommercial Music endorsement /core 155BMACP501 and BMA0R130 
BMALX110BHistory and Theory in Visual Art and Design Contextual elective 155  
BMALX142Storytelling, Myth and RitualContextual elective 155  
BMALX179Interpreting Visual Culture:Contextual elective 155  
BMALX181History of Popular SongContextual elective 155  
BMAVX104Printmaking 2: Screen PrintingVisual Arts endorsement/ elective15512 credits in NCEA Level 2 in visual arts or design 
BMAXX100Moving Image, an IntroductionVisual Arts endorsement/Communication endorsement/ introductory elective 155  

 

Level 6

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD601Advanced Fashion ConstructionFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD602 and 
BMAFD604
BMAFD602Advanced Fashion Pattern DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMAFD603 Manufacturing and Production Processes for the Fashion IndustryFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 
BMAFD604Fashion DesignFashion Design endorsement/core156BMAFD501, BMAFD502 and 75 credits at level 5BMAFD601
BMALX610The Business of FashionContextual Elective156BMAFD603 and 75 credits at level 5 
BMALX611The Business of International FashionContextual Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX211Fashion RetailingGeneral Elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMA0B210BPainting PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0B215RepresentationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/Painting Sculpture/visual elective156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMA0C201Writing for Media Communication endorsement /pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C101 and  BMA0C103 and BMA0A150 
BMA0C202Media TheoryCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/Journalism 156BMA0C101 and BMA0C103 and one of BMAUX105b or BMAUX100 and BMA0A150 
BMA0C203Media Communication Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0C205Web MediaCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 156BMA0C202 and BMA0C201 and BMA0D211 
BMA0D211Audience, Message, ContentVisual Arts endorsement/ Communication endorsement/ Commercial Music endorsement / Intermedia Core15675 Credits level 5 BMA core including BMA0A150  Word Image Sound  
BMA0D230Music in ContextCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0D211 and BMA0R135 
BMA0D235DMusic Production 2 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R230B Music Production 1 
BMA0F200Moving Image: Technology 1Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMAXX100BMA0A150 and 45 credits at level 5  
BMA0F215Film and Video Drama Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0F220Screenwriting and Narrative Studies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image 156

(Visual Arts Endorsement)
BMA0A106 and
BMA0A110 and
BMAXX100

30 BMA credits at Level 5.
(Total 75 credits)

 
 
BMA0F226Moving Image: Technology 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Moving Image156BMA0F200 and BMA0F220 
BMA0G205Graphic Design: TypeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G210Illustration: Concept and MediaVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156DSGN501, CART501 and DSGN503 
BMA0G215Graphic Design: Grid Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X141 
BMA0G225Design Technology Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G230Graphic Design: IntegrationVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0P205Photography and Cultural Representation Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 and BMA0P210 
BMA0P210ViewpointsVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P230Technical Workshop OneVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0A110 and BMA0X150 
BMA0P235Technical Workshop TwoVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core / Graphic Design156BMA0D211 and BMA0P230 
BMA0R230BMusic Production 1Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 
BMA0R235BSongwriting 1 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R115 and BMA0R135 
BMA0R250Music Studies 3 Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R135 
BMA0R255Music Studies 4Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMA0R250 
BMA0T230Sculpture MethodVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Painting /Sculpture156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT201Generative PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0A110 and BMA0X160 
BMABT205Image, Text and StructureVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Sculpture/Painting 156BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules  
BMACP601Intermediate Performance Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 306BMACP503BMA0R135 
BMACP602Intermediate Ensemble Performance ACommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMACP603Intermediate Ensemble Performance BCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core 156BMACP502 
BMADM200Sequential CompositionVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 BMA0D211
BMADM205Interactive Design Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective 156BMA0X141 
BMADM210Internet DesignVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ Visual elective156BMA0X141 
BMADM215Digital 3D ModellingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Digital Media Design/ General elective 156BMA0X141 or BMABT205 
BMALX220Documentary: An Historical Overview Contextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX222Available Light: Theories of Photography Contextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX224Popular Music CultureContextual elective 156BMA0A150 
BMALX233Consumer Behaviour and SocietyContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX273After Postmodernism: Issues in contemporary art and designContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMALX280Eco DesignContextual elective 156One Level 5 Contextual Elective 
BMASW205Songwriting 2Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/ core156BMA0R235B and BMA0R250 
BMAVX212Textile DesignVisual Arts endorsement/elective156DSGN501, DSGN503 or equivalent knowledge or skills 
BMAVX230Business Practice for the Creative Industries Visual Arts endorsement/elective15660 Credits at Level 5 
BMAVX283Media Video and PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/elective15675 credits at level 5 
BMAVX284Drawing through the Camera Visual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0X150 or BMXX120 and BMA0D211  
BMAVX298Contemporary DrawingVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A106 or by approval of Programme Manager 
BMAXX225Editing the Moving ImageVisual Arts endorsement/elective156BMA0A150 and BMAXX100  
BMAXX245Advertising WorkshopGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAXX250BSound Design: Creating Sound for Visual ArtGeneral elective156BMA0D211 
BMAYX202BCreative Writing Workshop
Communication endorsement/elective 156  
BMAYX225Drama and PerformanceCommunication endorsement/elective 156One Level 5 degree module or equivalent 
BMAYX210Digital PublishingCommunication endorsement/elective 156BMA Not available for students majoring in Graphic Design (Requirement for JTO Diploma in Journalism). GradDipCom No Pre requisite  

Level 7

Module CodeModule TitleModule TypeCreditsLevelPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BMAFD701Advanced Fashion Project Fashion design endorsement / core307BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and BMAOD211
BMAFD702
BMAFD702Management of Professional PresentationFashion design endorsement / core 157BMAFD601 and
BMAFD602 and
BMAFD603 and
BMAFD604 and BMAOD211
BMAFD701
BMA0B300Contemporary Strategies Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMA0D211 and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture modules 
BMA0B325PaintingVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/ core/ Painting/Sculpture 157BMA0D211 and either BMA0B215 or BMA0B210B 
BMA0D302Intermedia ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core courses 
BMA0D306Writing ProjectIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core courses  
BMA0D307Feature WritingIntermedia157BMAVX206 or BMA0G230 
BMA0D315InternshipIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D340Career Development for the Creative IndustriesIntermedia157BMA0D211 
BMA0D345Portfolio ProjectIntermedia157Four Level 6 Core modules from Visual Arts stream or Moving Image pathway and BMA0D211 
BMA0D350InstallationIntermedia157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 VA core.  
BMA0D363Commercial Music Project Intermedia157BMA0D230 and BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 Commercial Music Core/Intermedia courses 
BMA0D367Audio Post ProductionIntermedia157BMA0R230B or BMAXX250B or BMA0F200 
BMA0D380Fine Art Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Visual Arts Core Courses. Communication and Commercial Music students may be eligible to take this module on the basis of an interview 
BMA0D391Freelance Project Intermedia157BMA0D211 as well as 60 credit L6 
BMA0D392Creative Industries ProjectIntermedia307BMA0D211 and 60 credits at Level 6. GradDipCom: Professional portfolio consideration, other pathways by application and approval of Media Arts Programme Committee.
BMA0F340Moving Image ProductionCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Moving Image 157(Communication Endorsement)
BMA0Y101 and BMA0Y102 and
BMAXX100 and 30 credits at level 5.
(Total 75 credits)
or
(Visual Arts Endorsement)
60 BMA credits at Level 5 andBMAXX100
(Total 75 credits)
 
BMA0F350Advanced DramaCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0F215 and BMA0D211 
BMA0F360Film and Video Project 2Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F362Film and Video Project 1Communication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 307BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Moving Image modules 
BMA0F365Advanced ScreenwritingCommunication endorsement/ Visual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/ Moving Image 157BMA0F220 and BMA0D211 
BMA0G310Graphic Design: DimensionsVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 design modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G330Graphic Design: PublicationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G335Graphic Design: IdentityVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design157BMA0D211 60 CR L6 Design Modules including BMA0G205 and BMA0G215 
BMA0G345Graphic Design: ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design15730 CR L7 Design Modules  
BMA0G355Illustration ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210  
BMA0G365Narrative IllustrationVisual Arts endorsement/pathway/ core/Graphic Design/Painting/Sculpture157BMA0D211 and BMA0G210 
BMA0J301News Production 1 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 modules  
BMA0J302News Production 2Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0J303 and BMA0J301 
BMA0J303News Practice 1 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 communication modules  
BMA0J304News Practice 2 Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Journalism 157BMA0J303, BMA0J301 
BMA0P335Documentary PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BM0D210\BM0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P340Photography PracticeVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0P345Advertising PhotographyVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses  
BMA0P355Photography ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Photography 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Photography core courses 
BMA0T310SculptureVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMA0D211 and either BMA0T230 
BMABT300Contemporary Art ProjectVisual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMABT205 and BMA0D211 and two Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses 
BMABT305Advanced Contemporary Art Project Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 157BMABT201 and BMA0D211and three Level 6 Painting / Sculpture courses  
BMABT306Contemporary Art Project 2Visual Arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Painting/Sculpture 307BMA0D211, and 3 x Level 6 Painting/Sculpture courses or approval by Programme Manager 
BMACP701Performance Project Commercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance 307BMACP601, BMA0R255 
BMACP702Ensemble Performance ProjectCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/ Contemporary Music Performance 307BMACP602, BMACP603 or BMACP601 
BMADM3003D AnimationVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMA0D211 and BMADM215 
BMADM305Digital Contemporary ArtVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 1572 Level 6 Digital Media courses  
BMADM310Advanced Internet DesignVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM210 and BMA0D211 
BMADM315Moving Graphics Visual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM200 and BMA0D211 
BMADM320Interactive Multimedia SystemsVisual arts endorsement/ pathway/core/Digital Media Design/ Intermedia 157BMADM205 and BMA0D211 
BMAMP305Electroacoustic MusicCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core / Intermedia courses  
BMAMP315Post Production and MasteringCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Music Production 157BMAMP305  
BMAPA301Organisational Communication Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations 157BMA0D211 and 4 Level 6 core modules  
BMAPA302Applied Public Relations Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules. 
BMAPA303BBrand Campaign Communication endorsement/ pathway/core/Public Relations / Intermedia157BMA0D211 and four level 6 core modules.  
BMAPA304Advertising StrategiesIntermedia157BMA0D211 and four L6 Modules. 
BMAPA305Project Management for the Creative IndustriesCommunication endorsement/ pathway/core/ Public Relations/ Visual Arts Endorsement/ Intermedia15760 Credits at Level 6 
BMASW305Instrumental CompositionCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting 157BMASW315 and BMA0D211 
BMASW315Song ArrangingCommercial Music endorsement/ pathway/core/Songwriting 157BMA0D211 and four Level 6 Commercial Music core/Intermedia modules  
COGD301Professional Writing and Technical CommunicationIntermedia 1574 x Level 6 core modules plus BMA0D211 Audience Message Context module. 

 

In harmony for your future

For various projects, you will join with other students in other programmes such as Moving Image, Graphic Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, Painting, Sculpture and Photography. It's an exhilarating way to learn, and your projects could involve sound for film, installations, and television or radio advertising.

Career/further opportunities

The Bachelor of Media Arts may lead to employment as a Musician, Audio Engineer, Songwriter, Sound Designer, Composer or Music Producer.

Your portfolio

Your portfolio of work must include an audition CD, USB drive or internet link containing two songs of no more than two minutes duration:

  • 1x standard or cover version of a well-known song
  • 1x original work

Note: Please indicate what instrument(s) you are playing. The work can be a simple "home" recording. 

You must include a one page Curriculum Vitae:

  • This should outline your musical background, including a reference from a private music tutor stating your practical theory knowledge and ability to read music.

You must include a 300 word essay stating why you wish to be accepted on to the Commercial Music programme:

  • This work should include your career goals, former musical experience and what you want to achieve through study. You could mention industry professionals you look up to, genres of music you're interested in and your chosen instrument or area of musical strength (i.e., composition, production and/or performance).

Note: Please submit work on A4 sheets. Please put your name on each piece of work, including the USB/CD.

Check what documents are required to enrol in this programme.

​​​About the faculty

This programme is offered by the School of Media Arts who provide innovative, interdisciplinary education that prepares students for careers in the creative industries.

Experienced staff and state-of-the-art facilities help you develop a unique range of skills and the ability to apply them in the professional world. Check out examples of student work, some of our successful graduates, Media Arts' Industry connections, all the latest news and events, and more.

Find out more

Application process

  1. Check that you meet the entry criteria
  2. Submit your application to enrol form as well as:
    • a verified copy of your academic results
    • a 250 word personal statement outlining why you would like to study the programme
    • a character reference from someone (not related to you or living with you) who knows you well, stating your suitability for your chosen field of study
    • a one page curriculum vitae (CV) - click here for an example of how to build a CV
    • a portfolio of your work - more info here about building a portfolio
    • an essay of approximately 400 words analysing your submitted work, including the successful aspects, where your ideas came from, how you developed them and how you might develop them in the future. We are particularly looking for your ability to engage critically with a wider visual culture, and your understanding of where your work 'fits' in the wide range of art and design practices in the world. This may include art, but you might also like to refer to movies, magazines, online work etc.
  3. Receive acknowledgement of your application
  4. Application assessed by the Bachelor of Media Arts review panel
  5. Interview with one of our tutors - This is an opportunity to review your study plans and discuss opportunities within the School. You may be asked to write a short essay on a current event at your interview
  6. Application outcome - You will receive a letter advising you of the outcome of your application
  7. Confirmation of entry - Letter confirming placement to be returned to the School

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:

  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects including a Language Rich* subject; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing);
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above)
  • Or 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including 12 credits in a Language Rich* subject, or equivalent;
  • Or a total score of 16 or less in four Sixth Form Certificate subjects including a Language Rich* subject, or equivalent;
  • Or New Zealand University entrance or equivalent.

*(History, Classics, Media Studies or English)

In addition, for admission into the Commercial Music endorsement's songwriting and music production pathways, candidates will:

  • Have gained grade three music theory, or
  • A music theory test as determined by the School, and
  • Will submit a portfolio of work as specified below, and
  • If shortlisted, may be required to participate in an interview

For admission into the Commercial Music endorsement's Contemporary Music Performance pathway, candidates will:

  • Have gained grade 6 Practical Trinity College London, Royal School of Music London, Rock School London, or
  • Attend an audition to demonstrate equivalent skills and abilities in instrumental performance.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0 across all bands.

Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.

If you do not meet these requirements see the Certificate in Media Arts (Level 4).

Want to see full details of the entry criteria?
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Pathways

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.

Year 2 and 3 students starting Semester 1 2020

Date: Monday 10 February 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

Timetable:

  • 9am - Pōwhiri
  • 10am - Welcome and staff introductions
  • 10:30am - Tours, ID cards and parking
  • 12pm - Lunch
  • 1pm - Classes

What you will need

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking and find out about discounted bus services here.

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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