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MUSI361 Music and Visual Culture

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Theories, methods and subject material of music iconography. An introduction to representations of music and musicians in art from Classical times to the modern day, using current debates within the discipline of music iconography and the application of critical judgements to methods and approaches.

Material used in the paper for discussion will range from oil paintings to LP covers.

Paper title Music and Visual Culture
Paper code MUSI361
Subject Music
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
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18 200-level ARTV, MUSI or VISC points
MUSI 261
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.

Teaching staff

Paper Coordinator: Dr Ian Chapman

Paper Structure

This paper covers Music and Art. Please contact the School of Performing Arts office ( for a copy of the most recent paper profile.

Teaching Arrangements
Three one-hour lectures per week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Resources and texts will be made available to students via Blackboard throughout the course of the paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper students will have knowledge of, and the ability to apply, the theories and practices required for the description and analysis of art works containing music subjects or references.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41