Musical Culture


Bachelor of Music

Musical Culture


Music has made a strong impact on history and contemporary culture all over the world. With this major, you will learn about the history and development of music throughout the ages, the modern music industry and Aotearoa New Zealand music in the first year.

From the second year onwards, you will also learn about Māori performance, popular music, musical philosophy and research, musical heritage of the western world, and musical practices, education and impact in the community.


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Career opportunities

Musical Culture will allow you to move into a wide variety of vocations. Graduates have found educational positions at schools and universities, and in areas such as journalism, television and radio, publishing, music festival organisation, recreational health services, and prominent areas of music leadership in the community.

More information

School of Music

Phone +64 3 369 3377

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Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Jessie Cooper

Jessie Cooper

'I got to learn all about the origins and theories behind the music I loved playing...'