NCEA Level 3 Music
Teacher in Charge: S. Diedricks
At Ashburton College we are fortunate to offer a wide variety of musical experiences which help students to choose their path. Those students wanting to continue learning instruments have access to itinerant music teachers. These students are encouraged to enter competitions and festivals and join in music making opportunities within the college community. Several tertiary options are available for student wanting to study music. The career opportunities are many and varied. Examples of these are: broadcasting, performing, sound engineering, teaching, recording artist, studio musician, amongst others. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. These include choirs, rock bands, instrumental and vocal groups, chamber music groups and orchestra. Students are encouraged to perform at competitions and festivals in Mid–Canterbury and further afield.
- Solo/Group performance;
- Theory/aural skills;
- Music Technology;
- Analysis; and
This course is a University Entrance approved subject.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 Music.
Total Credits Available: 54 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 54
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant (Film/Television),
For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.