12 months
28074 USD/year
6720 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Build on your Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma and get the high-level music skills and critical perspective you need for a career in music or a related field. The Musical Arts programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

This one-year Musical Arts programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington will further your knowledge in either composition, sonic arts or performance and is also designed to prepare you for the Doctor of Musical Arts.

Study at New Zealand's most prestigious music school and learn from world-class musicians and academics who are leaders in their fields.

Pathway to the MMA

If you have a Bachelor of Music with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Music, and want to continue your studies, then the MMA could be the right choice for you. Each subject has its own entry requirements you'll need to have met before enrolling. Performance students will need to do an audition and Composition students submit a portfolio. All students will need to outline their research plans and goals in a statement of research intent when they apply.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Now: Understanding Music Through the Lens of the 20th-21st Centuries
  • Hildegard to Avant Garde: Introduction to Western Art Music
  • The Live Act: Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Composition, Sonic Arts and Film Scoring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Music with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in Music and audition/portfolio.You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28074 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28074 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees : NZ$38,821 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees  : About NZ$9,293   for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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