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    Theories, methods and subject material of music iconography. An introduction to representations of music and musicians in art from Classical times to the modern day, using current debates within the discipline of music iconography and the application of critical judgements to methods and approaches.

    Material used in the paper for discussion will range from oil paintings to LP covers.

    About this paper

    Paper title Music and Visual Culture
    Subject Music
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
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    18 200-level ARTV, MUSI or VISC points
    MUSI 261
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.

    Teaching staff

    Paper Coordinator: Dr Ian Chapman

    Paper Structure

    This paper covers Music and Art. Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

    Teaching Arrangements
    Three one-hour lectures per week.
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Resources and texts will be made available to students via Blackboard throughout the course of the paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of the paper students will have knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the theories and practices required for the description and analysis of art works containing music subjects or references.


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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