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Study World Music at Otago

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Overview

Otago offers a wide range of subjects covering diverse musics of the world. We examine the social and cultural meanings of any musical style of any culture, how to study music and the people performing it, how music fits into its cultural context, and specific music of Asian, Pacific, Latin American, and European cultures. We also offer students the chance to play Javanese gamelan (Indonesian percussion), Japanese koto (zither), and African drumming (djembe) as practical studies in ethnomusicology, either as stand alone papers or within a specific area study.

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Qualifications

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Papers

See the full list of Music (MUSI) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Music (MusB) majoring in World Music

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101

MUSI 102

MUSI 103

MUSI 104

18

18

18

18

200-level

MUSI 201

36 further 200- or 300-level MUSI points *

18

36

300-level

72 300-level MUSI points *

72

Plus

162 further points, including 54 above 100-level, comprising: 90 further MUSI points (for 18 of which MAOR 108 may be substituted) *

72 further points (any subject)

* The elective papers must include: World Music papers (see below) worth 90 points, including at least 36 points at 300-level, and Classical or Popular Music papers (see below) worth 36 points, including at least 18 points at 300-level.

90

 

72

Elective Papers

For the purposes of Major Subject Requirements, Music papers are categorised as follows:

Classical Music

MUSI 220, MUSI 223, MUSI 225, MUSI 229, MUSI 259, MUSI 260, MUSI 261, MUSI 262, MUSI 263, MUSI 265, MUSI 301, MUSI 320, MUSI 323, MUSI 325, MUSI 329, MUSI 348, MUSI 361, MUSI 362, MUSI 363, MUSI 365, MUSI 375

Composition

MUSI 132, MUSI 226, MUSI 263, MUSI 265, MUSI 266, MUSI 301, MUSI 326, MUSI 332, MUSI 363, MUSI 365, MUSI 366

Popular Music

MUSI 185, MUSI 220, MUSI 225, MUSI 227, MUSI 228, MUSI 265, MUSI 266, MUSI 269, MUSI 285, MUSI 320, MUSI 325, MUSI 327, MUSI 328, MUSI 348, MUSI 365, MUSI 366, MUSI 369, MUSI 375, MUSI 385

World Music

MUSI 140, MUSI 220, MUSI 225, MUSI 226, MUSI 227, MUSI 228, MUSI 229, MUSI 240, MUSI 266, MUSI 269, MUSI 320, MUSI 325, MUSI 326, MUSI 327, MUSI 328, MUSI 329, MUSI 340, MUSI 366, MUSI 369

 
Total   360

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Further Information

Email us at music@otago.ac.nz or visit our website http://www.otago.ac.nz/music