Artist Diploma (ArtDip)

Please note: This page refers to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.

The two-year Artist Diploma (ArtDip) suits Performance students wishing to make professional performance their primary career. Studying under individual supervision, you will focus intensively on performance to develop the skills necessary for an emerging career as a concert artist.

Students give two public recitals of 70 minutes each year. One of those given in year 2 must include a pre-concert talk of around 30 minutes to be given within the preceding week or be an integrated lecture-recital of 90-100 minutes.

To be eligible to apply for entry to the ArtDip programme, students are normally expected to have completed a Master of Music (MMus) in Performance with Distinction or Merit.

All candidates for the Artist Diploma must pass an audition before a panel comprising senior members of the performance staff and the Director of the NZSM or nominee. Applications are invited for study commencing in either March or July of the following year. Overseas candidates may supply a 60-minute video recording.

To receive your ArtDip you are required to successfully complete:

Each course shall be completed in the year of first enrolment for that course.

For more details please contact the NZSM Postgraduate Administrator, email—