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Study Music

We offer advanced tuition in performance, composition/songwriting and studio production, as well as the academic study of music theory and history.

Here at Otago, you have the opportunity to explore classical, traditional and contemporary musics from Aotearoa and elsewhere in the world.

Study Music for your bachelor’s degree

You can study Music:

  • in a specialised Bachelor of Music (MusB) degree
  • as a major in the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
  • as a specialised minor in a range of degrees, or
  • as stand-alone interest papers

Studying Music for your bachelor’s degree

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Study Music at postgraduate level

If you are interested in studying Music at postgraduate level, there are a number of degree options available.

Postgraduate study options in Music

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Auditions are required for our Music Performance papers, both Classical and Contemporary. For more information, including dates and links to the application forms, visit:

Audition information for Music and Bachelor of Performing Arts programmes