The New Zealand Diploma in 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 Bachelor of Music Degree. The course is unique because it is taught within a Christian environment.
All applicants for this programme 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. Papers are delivered over one year, except for The Music Industry, History of Popular Music, Music Production and Technology, and Songwriting which are one semester. Instrument and/or Voice majors receive individual tuition. All other papers (including Songwriting Majors from Y2 onwards) are in class or group contexts.
The New Zealand Diploma in Music is the first year of the Bachelor of Music. Completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Music gives students entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Music. Students can either exit the qualification at this point and achieve the New Zealand Diploma in Music (Level 5) or continue to the Bachelor of Music.
Click HERE to download the Application Booklet. This will give you a clear understanding of all of the required documents and the process to follow to enable you to enrol.
Available Campuses: Hamilton
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.
NZ Diploma in Music (Level 5)
Our Music programmes require you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study at Vision College.
Below are the minimum specifications required for this course, anything less than this will not open the programmes required.
Windows 10 Operating System (from January 2020 any Windows version less than 10 will not be able to connect to the ATC New Zealand wireless network)
4GB of memory
320GB+ Hard Drive or 128GB+ Solid State Drive
Across our programmes we use Microsoft Windows based applications.
Musicians write, arrange, conduct, and perform musical compositions.
Sound technicians record and mix sound for radio, film, television and other media.
Private teachers/tutors teach a specific skill or subject to individuals or small groups of children or adults.
Vision offers a great opportunity to combine your love of music with the desire to use your music for God. Study Music in a positive learning environment where Christian values are acknowledged and upheld.
No you don’t. We will teach and review theory skills from the start when you study music at Vision College.
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.