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Study Music at Otago

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Apply for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Music (MusB) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Music with Honours (MusB(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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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

School of Performing Arts

Email mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/performing-arts

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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
MUSI 105 Music Matters*

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

PERF 205 or PERF 305 may be substituted for 18 MUSI points

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

Prerequisite: MUSI 331 Composition Projects

Musical Performance

Prerequisites: at least a B+ grade in MUSI 341 Performance 3, or MUSI 346 Professional Practice 3

Music Research

Prerequisites: MUSI 223 Classical Music, MUSI 225 Ethnomusicology: Music in Human Life, or MUSI 269 Global Pop

Recording and Production

Prerequisite: MUSI 332 Music Technology 3 or MUSI 333 Electronic Music Production (Advanced)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Music

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Music is the same as the programmee for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus)

Papers

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Master of Arts (MA) in Music - coursework option

Papers

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Master of Arts (MA) in Music

Thesis
  • Thesis: MUSI 5

Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Music or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Music must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Music prior to undertaking the thesis.

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Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Music

Papers

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Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) in Music

Thesis
  • Thesis: MUSI 5

Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Music or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Music must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Music prior to undertaking the thesis.

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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 100-level MUSI paper or MAOR 108  Waiata: Te Timatanga

18

18

200-level

36 MUSI points at 200-level or above

36

300-level

18 300-level MUSI points

18

PERF 205 or PERF305 may be substituted for one MUSI paper

Not available for the Bachelor of Music (MusB) or Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) programmes.

Total   90

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