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Bachelor of Music

  • Bachelor

Sharpen your musical talent with the guidance of our internationally acclaimed musicians and lecturers when you study a Bachelor of Music at Waikato. With countless opportunities for public performance and access to a world-class performing arts venue, you'll be learning among the best.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,280 per year / $21,840 total
International Fees
$31,515 per year / $94,545 total

About this course

The Bachelor of Music (BMus) is a specialist degree that will suit you if you have musical skill and ambition or just a sheer love of music. Choose an Academic or Performance based programme and learn different styles and techniques that build your skill-base in the areas of music that interest you.

Combining theory with practical tuition, you'll have access to our specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

The three BMus streams are:Academic ProgrammePerformance ProgrammeComposition Programme

Tuition is available in voice, piano, cello, violin, classical guitar, and a range of orchestral instruments.

Entry requirements

If you have (or expect to gain) New Zealand University Entrance you are eligible to apply for this degree.

Study locations


Career pathways

  • Advertising Executive
  • Arts Administration
  • Broadcaster
  • Composer
  • Film Music Producer
  • Journalist
  • Music Blogger
  • Music Retailer
  • Performer
  • Recording Artist
  • Teacher