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Diploma in Music and Event Management (Level 5)


The Diploma in Music and Event Management (Level 5) graduates will be able to

  • apply the principles of effective management with an understanding of the music industry
  • establish an effective management relationship with a performing artist over an extended period to enable the artist to achieve key artistic and business goals
  • effectively manage musical events, from initial conception to closure, to ensure successful achievement of event goals and outcomes
  • market and manage performing artists and musical events effectively and appropriately.
  • understand the development of the music industry globally and within New Zealand


Music Management Studies including:

  • legal requirements of management and best practice processes
  • effective management strategies for teams and individuals.

Music Marketing including:

  • key principles of marketing, including product or service promotion

Artist Management including:  

  • key principles and implementation of effective artist management.

Music Event Management including:   

  • key principles and managing live music events.

Communications including:

  • effective speech and writing communication, and meeting management
  • mediation and negotiation skills
  • effective use of Information and Communication Technology

Music Industry studies including:

  • key functioning and interaction of the components of music industry globally and in NZ


A wide range of jobs and contract opportunites exist in both the public and private sectors. Become an arts administrator, event organiser, promoter, a stage manager, booking agent or tour manager, manage a solo artist or band, work in music publishing, be a venue operator, or you may become self employed.


  1. Successfully completed a relevant recognised qualification OR be a minimum of twenty-five years of age and have at least one year’s practical industry experience.
  2. English Language: IELTS (Academic Test) 5.5, no bands under 5.0, or equivalent. 

Course Level

Course Level Diploma - Level 5, 6 or 7
Study Type Full Time
Region Auckland
Duration One year
Intakes 20 July
Tuition Fee $18,000 (or if enrol 2 years then $19,500 first year + $10,000 second year)
Other Study Costs $200 (Tai Poutini Polytechnic pays for Medical/Travel Insurance for their International Students)
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