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MUSI301 Materials of Music 3

An in-depth study of micro- and macro-structures of music, including the analysis of post-tonal music, and incorporating examples from Western art music as well as contemporary popular music.

Paper title Materials of Music 3
Paper code MUSI301
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,338.30

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MUSI 201
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff

Convenor: Associate Professor Peter Adams and Professor Anthony Ritchie

Paper Structure

Please contact the Department of Music, Theatre and Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

A course reader and study materials will be handed out in the first class of each module.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will gain a greater understanding of harmony, musical organisation and analytical techniques. This paper will enhance a student's ability to interpret details within a composition, formulate cogent arguments as to musical meaning or the composer's intentions and penetrate the details below the musical surface.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41