Bachelor of Music Year 1 (Contemporary Christian Music)


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Highlights

The Diploma in Contemporary Music Level 5 is a one year, full-time music qualification that develops musicianship and performance skills. Students are given opportunities to experience all aspects of music including assisting in the annual Vision College tour to schools and other performance events, developing and strengthening their musical knowledge and being prepared for the Diploma in Performance Music Level 6. The course is unique because it is taught within a Christian environment.


About This Course

This one-year diploma focuses on developing musical knowledge and performance skills. Students can study the Voice or Instrument elective, Music Production, Music Industry, Songwriting and Arranging, Music Fundamentals, Popular Music, Ensemble Performance and Theology.  Unlike other one-year music diplomas, this Vision College diploma satisfies the requirements for the full first year of the Bachelor of Music. All applicants need to be able to play an instrument or sing and will receive one-on-one tuition that will take their skills to a more advanced level. This programme allows students to develop their musical, technical and performance skills as individuals. In addition, they are involved in various ensembles and music teams. Students will complete a Theology paper and enjoy weekly worship times together with other Vision College students and staff.

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Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 18 February 2019 $5834.00 $18445.00

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.


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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Entry is open to applicants aged 17 years and older. Entry is by practical audition and interview, and acceptance of the academic background of the applicant as provided in appropriate transcripts.

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

1 Year

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Student fees $5,759
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
Government tuition subsidy $6,135
The average total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
TOTAL $11,894
The combined total of the amount paid by both the student and government towards the total tuition fees for this qualification. (This is an estimate based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
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Student success The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

Successful course completions

68%

National Graduate Outcomes

3 years after completion
Median earnings
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
$27,017
Earnings range
The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.
$18,007 - $37,818
In employment
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
50%
In further study
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
35%
On a benefit
This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at ATC New Zealand.
11%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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FAQ'S

Bachelor of Music Year 1 (Contemporary Christian Music)

Vision offers a great opportunity to combine your love of music with the desire to use your music for God. Study in a positive learning environment where Christian values are acknowledged and upheld. 

Absolutely. Our graduates have continued on to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma or an Honours Degree and then on to completing a Master's Degree.

No you don’t. We will teach and review theory skills from the start.

We can look at your results and the information about each paper you have completed and we may be able to award an RPL (Recognition of Prior learning) for you to continue your study in our programme.

Studying for a qualification is a serious commitment, like a full-time job, so any work should be part-time and not interfere with your classes or study.

No, we have a computer lab available for students however you may want to have your own device/laptop so you can work where and when you like.

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