At the University of Otago Music programme we cover a unique combination of classical music, contemporary rock music, music production and world music. Our focus is on developing and growing each student’s creativity as a musician. Otago’s School of Performing Arts has an international reputation and ranking: students learn from leading practitioners and educators.
If you want to develop as a performer, a composer or a songwriter we have papers to suit. We also offer papers that help you discover what makes music work as a language, how it communicates to people today and in the past, and what it means to people in various world cultures including our own.
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Bachelor of Arts (BA), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Music (MusB), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Music with Honours (MusB(Hons)), Dunedin, 2024
Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad), Dunedin, 2024
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts), Dunedin, 2024
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDipMus), Dunedin, 2024
Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)), Dunedin, 2023
Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)), Dunedin, 2024
Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)), Dunedin, 2023
Master of Arts (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)), Dunedin, 2024
Music is a very important part of our lives: the study of music enriches any student's university course and opens the door to lifelong enjoyment. There are many types of music from different parts of the world, and from different times in the world's history. At Otago we make Music, we know about Music, and we are passionate about Music and our role in educating a new generation of musicians and music lovers.
This programme does not have provision for major subjects. A programme may be completed without endorsement, or may be endorsed in one of the following areas of specialisation if it includes the papers specified below.
Music as a minor subject for a BA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, 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 Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), 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
Two MUSI papers, one of which may be replaced with MAOR 108 Waiata: Te Timatanga