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Study Music at Otago

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Overview

Music has an important place in the lives of people in all cultures, and the study of music enriches any student's university programme, opening doors to lifelong learning and enjoyment.

Contact details

Email mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/mtpa

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Music (MUSI) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Music

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101  Materials of Music 1

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

18

18

200-level

MUSI 201  Materials of Music 2

36 further MUSI points at 200-level or above

18

36

300-level 72 300-level MUSI points 72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Music

Papers

Prerequisites:
One of:
MUSI 220 or MUSI 320  Musicology
MUSI 225  Ethnomusicology: Music in Human Life or MUSI 325  Ethnomusicology: Music in Human Life (Advanced)
MUSI 269  or MUSI 369  Global Pop

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Bachelor of Music with Honours (MusB(Hons))

Papers
Composition
Musical Performance
Music Research

Recording and Production

*This paper is not currently offered.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus)

Papers

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Master of Arts (MA) in Music

Thesis
  • Thesis: MUSI 5

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Master of Arts (MA) in Music - coursework option

Papers

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Minor Subject Requirements

Music as a minor subject for a BA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101  Materials of Music 1

One further MUSI paper or MAOR 108  Waiata: Te Timatanga

18

18

200-level

Two MUSI papers at 200-level or above

36

300-level

One 300-level MUSI paper

18
Total   90

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