This course requires 8 options.

School of Music (13HSM)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Nanako Sato

School of Music

Do you love to perform and play music? Are you looking for a course to enable you to be a full-time musician?

Hagley School of Music is designed for students who have a passion, ability and a strong interest in a career in music.

Hagley School of Music will enable you to fully immerse yourself in the world of music while working toward a National Certificate in Music and NCEA Levels 2 or 3.

Course Components

  • Performance and composition/songwriting
  • Develop knowledge of music theory and aural
  • Music technology, including recording and software
  • History of music and research topics
  • Analyse music works
  • Instrumental/vocal lessons and performances
  • Performance studio

16 Hours per week 

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Application, Interview and Audition

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Enrolment Fee
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $220

Specialty Course Cost - $60
T Shirt
Music Books (optional)
Recording and Competition fees (optional)

Assessment Information

Level 3 Music
30+ Internal available
12 External available
Level 3 Media Studies
16 Internal available

- National Certificate in Music Level 3
- NCEA Level 3
- University Entrance (14+ credits in each of Music, Media Studies and one selected subject)


• Ara Institute of Canterbury – Certificate or Bachelor of Musical Arts
• Bachelor of Music at university (following HSM Level 3)