Master On Campus


Victoria University of Wellington

12 months
28000 USD/year
6702 USD/year
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Take your creative performance abilities to new heights and become an accomplished musician at the foremost music school in the country—the New Zealand School of Music.At Victoria University of Wellington's postgraduate level you can study Performance in several styles of music including classical, jazz and non-western styles, and choose to focus on solo, ensemble or orchestral performance.


Key facts

Polish your skills under the close and expert attention of some of New Zealand's most acclaimed teachers and performers. You'll learn from practising professional artists who have had international solo and ensemble careers, including members of the Rodger Fox Band, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), Te Kōkī Trio and the New Zealand String Quartet.

Make use of staff contacts in the music world—you might get the chance to audition for the NZSO or Orchestra Wellington, or to be involved with many other classical and jazz events for which Wellington is famous.

While your focus will be on perfecting your Performance skills, depending on your degree you may also do coursework and research. Victoria University of Wellington's master's students will complete a thesis made up of a significant performance or series of performances, and a written critical analysis of the works. If you're completing the Artist's Diploma you'll work towards giving solo public recitals with pre-concert talks. Doctoral students will undertake research alongside their performance studies.

Programme Structure

  • For more information please visit the official website

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Flexible: Apply now and start studying once your application is accepted


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 with a B range average and audition or portfolio (where applicable).
  • You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6702 USD per year during 12 months.
  • NZ$9,293 national
  • NZ$38,821 international

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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