The Diploma in Contemporary Music (Level 5) is a one-year, full-time music qualification that develops musicianship and music performance skills to an advanced level, preparing students for future careers in performance, education, church leadership, music management and music production. This music course is unique because it is taught within a Christian environment.
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 in preparation for the following two years of the Bachelor of Music.
All applicants for this music course 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. The music course 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.
Unlike other one-year music diplomas, this Diploma in Contemporary Music satisfies the requirements for the full first year of the Bachelor of Music. Students have the option to complete this diploma on its own or to continue on to the final two years of the Music Degree.
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.
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.
Diploma in Contemporary Music (Level 5)
Our Music Course requires you to bring your own device (BYOD) for study music 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.