Postgraduate study in Popular Music

What can you study in Popular Music at a postgraduate level?

Postgraduate study in popular music sees you develop your own creative process and individual style. There is a strong focus on developing advanced improvisational techniques, strengthening your arrangement and composition techniques.

You continue to learn in both ensemble and individual settings, with a close mentoring relationship with experienced staff in the Popular Music department.

Practice-led research allows you to explore any facets of performance, instrumentation or pedagogy that interests you.

Please note: You can study a suite of popular music courses in a Postgraduate Diploma in Music, this subject then becomes part of the Performance major in a Master of Music.

Help and advice

For queries about how to apply, admission, and enrolment, then contact the team at the

Creative Arts and Student Centre
Email: info-creative@auckland.ac.nz

For queries about academic matters (for example, structuring your courses based on your study interests), contact:

Programme Director: Stephen Matthews
Email: sr.matthews@auckland.ac.nz