Make Music papers the main focus of your study
The Bachelor of Music (MusB) degree is a good option if you want Music papers to be the main focus.
There are several pathways and study areas in the MusB. The following diagrams are to assist students and prospective students in deciding the areas that are right for them.
Study Music papers as well as papers from other subject areas
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major (or minor) in Music is a good option if you want to study papers from other subject areas as well.
If you want to study Music alongside Commerce or Science subjects, you can take Music as a major (or minor) as part of the Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degrees, respectively.
Study Music as part of a double degree
You can study Music as part of a double degree – for example a Bachelor of Music (MusB) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA).
Study Music as a minor subject
You can study Music as a minor subject for a range of degrees, in a number of specialisations:
Study Music as stand-alone interest papers
You can add some Music papers to most degrees.
Perform music – auditions are required
Classical and Contemporary Performance options
There are performance pathways in Classical Performance (piano, strings, woodwind, brass, classical singing, bagpipes and Scottish drumming), and Contemporary (pop/rock) Performance (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals).
Audition application forms for Classical and Contemporary Performance
If you would like to focus on performing music within the Bachelor of Music (MusB) you will need to complete an audition application form.
Non-Western music performance options
It is also possible to take performance papers without making performance the main focus of your degree.
A variety of non-Western music performance options are available: Japanese taiko or koto, and Māori taonga pūoro. No audition or previous experience is required for entry to these papers: MUSI 140, MUSI 240 and MUSI 340.
Contact us if you are interested in the non-Western performance options
Contact us to discuss your study options
You are strongly encouraged to speak with one of our Music course advisers before you enrol. Please email us for a list of advisers.