Course: BACHELOR OF MUSIC and CONJOINT DEGREES
(Choose to study only Music, or study Music with Advanced Science, Arts, Commerce, Design, Engineering, Fine Arts, Global Studies, Law or Science)
Duration: Three years (four to five years for conjoint degree programmes)
Commences: 28 February 2022
Entry criteria: Entry criteria for the BMus programme varies depending on your prior qualifications and experience, and preferred area of study.
Emphasis: Specialise in Classical, Composition, Jazz, Music Studies or Popular Music. Choose elective courses such as music education, technology, production, analysis, directing, conducting, business, historical studies and ensembles. Learn more at music.auckland.ac.nz
Qualification: Bachelor of Music degree
Career prospects: During your study you’ll have opportunities to connect with the local music community and discover the vast range of roles out there. Performances need performers, but they also need composers, sound engineers, technicians, event managers, promoters and critics. Directors and conductors work with opera and theatre companies, orchestras and bands. DJs, recording artists and producers create for recorded music, radio and online audiences. Whether you plan to perform, create, produce, write, teach or manage music, our goal is always to ensure you graduate understanding the opportunities available to you.
Facilities: Buildings at 6 Symonds St, 23 Wynyard St, 18 Waterloo Quadrant and 74 Shortland St. Music students have access to up to 50 composition and recording studios, practice rooms, computer labs and performance theatre facilities. You will also have access to research resources and instruments such as harp, double bass, baroque instruments, percussion and timpani.
Tutors: Visit music.auckland.ac.nz
Fees: Visit auckland.ac.nz/fees
Applications close: 8 December 2021. Late applications will be accepted if places are available.
Bachelor of Music specialisations…
Develop your artistic and technical performance skills in one-to-one and ensemble tuition with our expert teachers and coaches. Learn about the history of classical music while you refine your creative practice in your chosen instrument. We offer study in all keyboard and orchestral instruments, guitar and voice.
Gain the skills to create music in media and production roles and for live performance. Learn to write for film, gaming, solo instrument, ensemble, voice, sound-based and electronics. Collaborate with musicians across other specialisations to create original work. Build a portfolio of projects exploring the kinds of music that interest you.
Learn to play, improvise and collaborate as a jazz musician. With a focus on improvisational methods, you’ll develop your instrumental or vocal skills and broaden your knowledge of jazz history and theory. Learn to become a valuable band leader and member as you participate in concerts and recordings with other students, your teachers and other industry professionals.
There are many subjects offered in Music Studies, so you can choose specific skills and knowledge that is right for you. Maybe you want to learn why music is a powerful language or how to teach music. You might want to conduct or direct, find out about the music business, or focus on music production and audio engineering. These are only some examples of the ways Music Studies can develop your musical knowledge and ability.
Learn to write, record, produce and perform your original songs. Expand your skills in melody, harmony, arranging and lyric writing to form your unique sound. Develop your collaboration and leadership skills as you work with other students. Studying Popular Music gives you direct access to the contemporary music industry. You’ll have opportunities to meet and work with other artists and create professional work.
Courses: POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
Research programmes: Master of Music, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy
Taught programmes: Bachelor of Music (Honours), Postgraduate Certificate in Music, Postgraduate Diploma in Music, Graduate Diploma in Music
Duration: 1-3 years depending on degree with part-time options also available.
Courses start: Varies depending on degree.
Entry criteria: On application.
Emphasis: The School of Music offers seven postgraduate programmes in music and music-related disciplines. Postgraduate students come from a variety of backgrounds, with diverse interests and reasons for undertaking postgraduate study. However, they all share a common goal: to develop their musical expertise and understanding to a higher level through advanced practice and research. Study options are available in a wide range of musical subjects, including classical performance, jazz performance, popular music, composition, sonic art, musicology, music education, studio pedagogy and ethno-musicology.
Career prospects: In addition to the career prospects listed in the Bachelor of Music degree, postgraduate alumni can also become tertiary teachers and researchers.
Facilities: School of Music buildings at 6 Symonds St, 23 Wynyard St, 18 Waterloo Quadrant and 74 Shortland St. Music students have access to up to 50 composition and recording studios, practice rooms, computer labs and performance theatre facilities. You will also have access to research resources and instruments such as harp, double bass, baroque instruments, percussion and timpani.
Tutors: Many have made significant contributions to national and international research and have received worldwide recognition. A full list of current staff, along with their research interests can be found at music.auckland.ac.nz
Cost: Refer to auckland.ac.nz/fees
Applications close: 8 December 2021 (MMus, BMus[Hons], PGCertMus, PGDipMus, GradDipMus).
Any time during the year (DMus, DMA, PhD).
Contact: Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre as above.
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Contact: Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre
Phone: 0800 61 62 63
Address: Level 2, Building 421 (Architecture & Planning Building), 26 Symonds St, Auckland.