Foundation Certificate in Jazz
The Foundation Certificate is a pre-tertiary qualification in music. It is ideal for students wanting to prepare for NZSM’s Bachelor of Music programme. The Certificate provides an intensive range of foundation-level study in the creative and academic aspects of music.
Not offered in 2015.
Quick facts at a glance
|Time to complete (full-time)||18 weeks|
|Total points required||72|
|Majors offered||All instruments|
|Location||Mt Cook Campus, Wellington|
|Audition closing date||2014 Academic Year - 13 September 2013 but late applications will be considered|
NZSM’s Foundation Certificate programme will introduce you to foundation-level musicianship, music history, theory and improvisation, and computer literacy skills. You will also receive individual tuition on your chosen instrument. As a Foundation student at NZSM, you will work closely with our dedicated staff and enjoy ample performance opportunities.
You will need to successfully pass an assessment of all the following papers to gain the Foundation Certificate (awarded jointly by Massey and Victoria Universities of Wellington):
|Paper Title||NZSM Points
|NZSM 001 Musicianship Studies||
|NZSM 002 Theory and History Studies||
|NZSM 003 Computing Skills||
|NZSM 004 Instrumental Study||
|NZSM 005 Performance Studies||
|NZSM 006 Communication Skills||
Please note: If you fail an assessment by a small margin or there are extenuating circumstances, supplementary assessments may be offered.
To enter the Foundation Certificate course, you will need to:
- successfully pass an audition, and
- have completed Year 12 of secondary school, or
- have equivalent life experience.
Find out more from the Audition Requirements section on our Auditions page.
Fees for all NZSM courses, including the Foundation Certificate, can be found on our Fees page.
Further study options
Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate does not automatically provide students with University Entrance. However, it could be used as the basis for an application for admission to NZSM’s Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree.
If you need more information about our Foundation Certificate programme, please contact our Administrator by email or phone +64 4 463 4762
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