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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.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,130 per year
International Fees
$30,595 per year

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 Programme
  • Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Māori Musical Instruments in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Māori Song and Dance in Traditional and Contemporary Contexts
  • Western Music History
Performance Programme
  • Chamber Music
  • Performance
  • Performance Techniques
  • Western Music History
Composition Programme
  • Composition
  • Harmony and lyric development
  • Performance Techniques
  • Digital Music
  • Western Music History

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

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