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Bachelor of Music (MusB)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Music (MusB) degree requires three years of full-time or its equivalent in part-time study and includes four Music Majors: Classical Music Performance, Composition, Contemporary Music Performance, and Music Studies. Students are required to complete the requirements for one or two of the Majors.

The degree totals 360 points and is made up of music papers but may include up to 72 points (usually four papers) in other subjects.

Required coursework for each of the Majors includes MUSI 101 (Materials of Music 1), and two of the following three 100-level papers: MUSI 102 (Music in Western Culture), MUSI 103 (Music in Popular Culture), MUSI 104 (Music in World Cultures), and MUSI 201 (Materials of Music 2).

Graduates of the degree have pursued careers in musical performance, recording industry, opera, teaching, media, theatre, music education, technology, and other related fields.

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Subject areas

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Contact details

Department of Music

Email: music@otago.ac.nz
Web: Department of Music website

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Music (MusB) majoring in Classical Music Performance

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101 Materials of Music 1

MUSI 141 Performance 1

Two of
MUSI 102 Music in Western Culture
MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture
MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures

18

36

36

200-level

MUSI 201 Materials of Music 2

MUSI 241 Performance 2

18

36

300-level

72 300-level MUSI points, including

Either MUSI 341 Performance 3 (36 points)

or both MUSI 348 Studio Teaching Practicum (30 points) and MUSI 375 Studio Teaching Pedagogy (18 points)

72
Plus

144 further points including 54 points above 100-level, comprising:

72 further MUSI points (for 18 of which MAOR 108 Waiata: Te Timatanga may be substituted)

72 further points (any subject)

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Music (MusB) majoring in Composition

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101 Materials of Music 1

MUSI 131 Composition or MUSI 135 Song Writing

Two of
MUSI 102 Music in Western Culture
MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture
MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures

18

18

36

200-level

MUSI 201 Materials of Music 2

Two of
MUSI 231 Composition 2
MUSI 232 Music Technology 2
MUSI 235 Contemporary Composition

18

36

300-level

MUSI 331 Composition Projects

36 further 300-level MUSI points

36

36

Plus

162 further points including 54 points above 100-level, comprising:

90 further MUSI points (for 18 of which MAOR 108 Waiata: Te Timatanga may be substituted

72 further points (any subject)

162

Total   360

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Bachelor of Music (MusB) majoring in Contemporary Music Performance

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101 Materials of Music 1

Two of
MUSI 102 Music in Western Culture
MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture
MUSI 104 Music in World Culture

MUSI 145 Contemporary Performance 1 (36 points)

or both MUSI 146 Professional Practice 1A and MUSI 156 Professional Practice 1B (18 points each)

18

36

 

36

200-level

MUSI 201 Materials of Music 2

MUSI 245 Contemporary Performance 2 (36 points)

or both MUSI 246 Professional Practice 2A and MUSI 256 Professional Practice 2B (18 points each)

18

36

300-level

72 300-level MUSI points, including

MUSI 345 Contemporary Performance 3 or MUSI 346 Professional Practice 3

or both MUSI 348 Studio Teaching Practicum (30 points) and MUSI 375 Studio Teaching Pedagogy (18 points)

72
Plus

144 further points including 54 points above 100-level, comprising:

72 further MUSI points (for 18 of which MAOR 108 Waiata: Te Timatanga may be substituted)

72 further points (any subject)

144

Total   360

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Bachelor of Music (MusB) majoring in Music Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101 Materials of Music 1

Two of
MUSI 102 Music in Western Culture
MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture
MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures

18

36

200-level

MUSI 201 Materials of Music 2

36 further 200- or 300-level MUSI points

18

36

300-level

MUSI 301 Materials of Music 3

54 further 300-level MUSI points

18

54

Plus

Other approved MUSI papers worth a total of 180 points (or 162 if MAOR 108 is taken), at least 90 of which must be above 100-level, including at least 54 points at 300-level.

180 (or 162)

Total   360

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music (MusB)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme of study for the degree shall satisfy the requirements set out in the schedule above.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study for the degree shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  3. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for the degree concurrently with another degree, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross credit 100- and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

    Note: An application for admission to Performance papers is required; this is separate from the enrolment process.

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