Course details

Bachelor of Music
Domestic tuition $6,923 per year
International tuition $28,800
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 93%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 68%
In further study 23%
Median earnings $33,776
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 68%
Further study - 23%
Median earnings: $33,776 (3 years after graduating)
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Majors

  • Musical Culture
  • New Music
  • Performance

About the course

Graduates of this degree will understand, analyse and communicate fundamental ideas in the history and theory of music, and have advanced practical and theoretical skills in selected areas including music performance, composition, musicology, musicianship, jazz, digital music, musical aesthetics, ethnomusicology and music education. Graduates of music are found in a wide range of occupations including positions in schools, conservatories, universities, orchestras, opera houses and libraries, and in hospitals as music therapists. They are prominent in areas of musical leadership with community groups such as choirs and orchestras. Graduates also work in fields such as journalism, television and radio (planning as well as production), and publishing, and in technical areas including recording.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification, or equivalent. Entry to performance courses is limited; places are awarded on merit, based on a School of Music audition.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities. You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love. UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.

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