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Study Popular Music at Otago

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The minor in Popular Music is an innovative programme for students interested in the diverse popular musics of the world and their cultural contexts.

Suitable for students with or without a background in music performance, this minor allows for a flexible combination of papers in film music, world music, and cultural studies, as well as marketing and industry papers to equip our graduates with the practical skills necessary to enter the creative industries.

Popular music is a contemporary phenomenon and Otago’s Popular Music minor will provide you with the ability to critically evaluate its function in your everyday life and the world around you.

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Contact details

School of Performing Arts

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Minor subject requirements

Popular 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 Performing Arts (BPA), 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

Note: No more than one non-MUSI paper may be included

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

Total 90

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