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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Music

The GradDipMus program broadens knowledge and skills in music on a general level.

You will have the chance to explore your specific area of interest and learn more about other areas of the discipline. You will build upon your professional industry experience or studies in another field through critical analysis, independent thought, and exploring the social, cultural, and academic contexts of music.


Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.


  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The GradDipMus helps to advance your theoretical and conceptual understanding of music and performance practices, and can open up a future in academia and research, allowing you to contribute to influential projects in music and wider arts community.

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Program requirements
You must have completed an undergraduate degree in the field of music, such as the Bachelor of Music, at a recognised university (or similar institution). If your undergraduate degree is in another field, you must demonstrate a level of musical competency appropriate for this degree.

You may need to supply an audition portfolio as part of your application to aid in the assessment of your musical competency. If this is required, we will contact you by email.

Further program requirements
English language requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:

  • An international applicant whose first language is not English
  • A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English.

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no bands less than 5.5.