New Music


Bachelor of Music

New Music

Singer-songwriter Hera Hjartardóttir holding a songwriting workshop for Music students at UC.


First-year New Music courses include learning the basics of music technologies, the music industry, songwriting, recording music and notational composition for live performances.

Further studies will include more advanced composition and songwriting skills and digital music composition.

How to apply

Entry into first-year composition and songwriting courses are based on submission of a portfolio with previous related works. Submissions should be sent to the School of Music by 7 November 2017 for 2018 entry.

See the Bachelor of Music for more information.


See all New Music courses

Career opportunities

Majoring in music composition and songwriting will equip you with good notational and musical literacy skills, and set you on the path for a career in new music production. Students majoring in New Music have gone on into areas such as music recording, sound engineering and music technologies, as well as fields such as journalism, television and radio (planning and production), and publishing.

More information

School of Music

Phone +64 3 369 3377

See the School's website for up-to-date location information.

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