Bachelor of Music

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Music

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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 course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Performing Arts at this level can earn:

$26,000

Median earnings one year after study

$32,000

Median earnings two years after study

$42,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

61%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Canterbury - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz

Value:

$5,000

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Fehl Charitable Trust (FCT) Scholarships

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$3,000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999
Web: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz

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Sources

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