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Study Popular Music at Otago

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

The minor is 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.

Minor subject requirements

Popular Music as a minor subject for a BA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc 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), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Papers Points

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

Total 90

Note: This minor subject is not available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music (MusB) or Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA).

Key information for future students

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