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Bachelor of Arts in Music

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jan 2023

Campus

University of Auckland

Summary

The BA takes three years to complete if you are studying full time.

You will choose two BA subjects as your two majors (your "double major"). You will take eight courses (120 points) in each major. This includes at least three courses (45 points) at Stage III in each major.

At least half your courses (12 courses or 180 points) must be above Stage I level. The courses for your majors are included in this total.

As well as your majors, you will take elective courses in other subjects. You must study at least three BA subjects (including your majors).

You can choose to take one or two optional modules instead of elective courses. A module is a group of three courses (45 points) that focuses on a specific skill or area of knowledge to benefit or inform future careers.

You will complete two General Education courses. You can also include up to two courses (30 points) from other degree programmes.

In your first year you will probably take eight courses: four in semester one and four in semester two. A typical pattern would be to take two courses in each of three BA subjects, choose one course in a fourth BA subject, and take a General Education course. This gives you an opportunity to explore your interests and discover your strengths.

Music

Explore your options in performance and music studies

Subject overview

Within Music, you can study performance and hone your musical skills. Learn from some of the finest instrument teachers in the country. You can learn about music technology, gain an insight into the music industry and understand the relationship between music and the wider community. You will learn how to write about music and analyse different strategies of music education.

You also have the opportunity to participate in the University’s choir or orchestra during your studies.

Where can Music take you?

The music industry runs on more than performers and composers. Behind the music there are people with an in-depth knowledge of artistic demands and industry standards. Our graduates have found careers in performance, education, broadcasting, journalism and academia. This program also available in Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

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Further study options:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Master of Arts

Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

Master of Indigenous Studies

Master of Public Policy

Entry criteria

Secondary school qualifications:

You need to have one of the following:

International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited taken outside of New Zealand.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

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