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Study Classical Music at Otago

St Margarets student playing piano


The Minor in Classical Music is a specialized programme offered for students wishing to develop their historical, analytical and stylistic knowledge of western classical music from the 16th to 21st centuries.

Students will acquire a high level of musical literacy as they undertake cumulative papers in the materials of music, as well as papers focusing on the social and historical and stylistic aspects of music.

The programme has the flexibility to encompass a range of other subjects, while at the same time developing skills aimed at a deep intellectual and artistic engagement with classical music.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Classical 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

Papers Points


Notes: No more than one non-MUSI paper may be included.
May not be included in Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) programmes.

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