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133.167 Music Entrepreneurship 1 (15 credits)

In this course students are introduced to creative strategies for managing and promoting a music event or project from the localised ‘DIY’ perspective. Students gain basic knowledge and understanding of planning, budgeting, rudimentary accounting, contracts, risk assessment, marketing, and evaluation for music events and projects. Students are also introduced to legislation relating to health and safety, working hours directives and licensing.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Wellington Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Dave Carter
  • Subject: Music
  • College: College of Creative Arts

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.


  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 21 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Thursday 21 May, 2020


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,316.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of ‘DIY’ music event and artist project planning and management. (Graduate profile: Understanding – Matauranga A2)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of DIY budgeting, promotion and marketing. (Graduate profile: Virtuosity – Mohio D3)
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of regulations, legal requirements and contacts relating to live music concerts and promotion. (Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga A2, Connectedness - Whanaungatanga A3)
  4. Reflect and discuss the work of others in workgroups, discussions, critiques and presentations.(Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga C2; Connectedness - Whanaungatanga E1)
  5. Organise and articulate ideas and information creatively in order to express them effectively in written, oral or other forms. (Graduate profile: Creativity - Toi C1; Connectedness - Whanaungatanga E1)

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Creative Compositions 1,2,3,4,5 100.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • There are no set texts for this course.

Bennetts Bookshop stocks textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Bennett's Online Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take a 1-hour Lecture and one 2-hour Workshop per week. Please sign-up to your preferred workshop/tutorial time via our online portal Stream. This will open closer to the start of semester.

Lecture (All students)
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00

Workshop (Workshop 1)
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00

Workshop (Workshop 2)
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00

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