Music in all its forms is used the world over for leisure, artistic expression, and enlightenment. The music industry is prolific globally and offers paid work to a vast array of practitioners.
The Bachelor of Music (MusB) is a specialised three-year degree for those who want to concentrate their studies on Music. The MusB provides a wide selection of practical and academic courses, and students work closely with internationally acclaimed staff and guest educators.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Entry to the MusB is open to all students (except for Performance courses - see below). However, it is strongly recommended that you have NCEA Level 2 or 3 music, or the equivalent of these.
For more details on applications for Performance, see Te Kura Puoro | School of Music website.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.Performance courses
Entry to Performance courses MUSA 141 Performance Major 1A and MUSA 143 Performance Non-Major 1 (instrument or voice) is limited. Places are awarded on the basis of a School of Music audition.
Applications for the Performance courses should be made to Te Kura Puoro | School of Music no later than 20 September. Early auditions begin 22 August.Composition and song writing courses
For entry into MUSA 120 Song Writing 1 and MUSA 121 Notated Composition 1A, we would like to hear some of your own songs along with a description of your musical interests. Please apply to Te Kura Puoro | School of Music by 31 January 2022.
Our MusB graduates are found in a wide range of occupational contexts.
UC Music graduates also work in fields such as television and radio, publishing, recording, sound engineering, music education, and music therapy.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.