Changes to Bachelor of Music Degree at University of Auckland

We’re writing to let you know that from next year, the University of Auckland proudly launches a redesigned Bachelor of Music programme.

With a contemporary approach to learning that aims for the curation of an individual student journey rather than a heavily prescribed curriculum, we’re offering undergraduate students the opportunity to:

  • have greater flexibility and study options across elective courses
  • have a clearer pathway through their chosen specialisation
  • study with some of the country’s finest instrument teachers, leading musicians, recognised musicologists and composers
  • gain valuable industry experience alongside our partner organisations
  • combine their BMus with a conjoint degree in Commerce, Law, Arts, Science, Engineering, and subject to approval, Advanced Science (Hons) and Global Studies

Students who have already undertaken prior training will still be able to pursue studies in their area of interest, with a Creative Practice specialisation in either classical, composition, jazz or popular music.

We’re also delighted to be offering an innovative Music Studies specialisation, created for those students who may not have embarked on their musical journey yet, but who are interested in learning about community engagement, music technology, musicology, ensemble direction and conducting.

Associate Professor Martin Rummel
Head of School
School of Music, University of Auckland