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Study Classical Music at Otago

The Minor in Classical Music is a specialised programme offered for students wishing to develop their historical, analytical and stylistic knowledge of western classical music from the 16th to 21st centuries.

Students will acquire a high level of musical literacy as they undertake cumulative papers in the materials of music, as well as papers focusing on the social and historical and stylistic aspects of music.

The programme has the flexibility to encompass a range of other subjects, while at the same time developing skills aimed at a deep intellectual and artistic engagement with classical music.

Minor subject requirements

Classical 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 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

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 102  Music in Western Culture  or  MUSI 105  Music Matters

One other paper from the list below*

18

18

200-level Two papers from the list below*

36

300-level One paper from the list below*

18

*EURO 101, HIST 108, MUSI 101MUSI 191, EURO 202, MUSI 201, MUSI 223, MUSI 259, MUSI 260, MUSI 261, MUSI 263, MUSI 265, MUSI 301, MUSI 323, MUSI 361, MUSI 363, MUSI 365

Notes: 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 students

Contact us

School of Performing Arts

Email mtpa@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/performing-arts