Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Bachelor of Music – BMus

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all the other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Notes:

(i) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

(ii) To be eligible for selection an applicant must demonstrate that they have the knowledge required for the Creative Practice specialisations in the degree. An audition or composition portfolio is required.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 300 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Music Schedule, including:

(i) at least 180 points above Stage I

(ii) 60 points: MUS 104, 143, 243, 343

(iii) the courses specified for one of the specialisations listed in the Bachelor of Music Schedule, of which at least 75 points must be above Stage II

and

b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules and the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

3 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

4 Up to 30 points may be substituted for elective courses in the Bachelor of Music Schedule from courses in other programmes offered at this University.

General Education Exemptions

5 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006

or

(iii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Music.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses approved by the Head of School of Music.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Practical Requirements

6 In any course that includes performance work of a practical nature, a student must comply with the requirements for that course as specified by the Head of School of Music.

Conjoint Degrees

7 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar.

Variations

8 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Amendment

9 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2020.

Bachelor of Music (BMus) Schedule

Specialisations available:


Creative Practice: Classical

Requirement:

60 points: MUS 104, 143, 243, 343

45 points: MUS 203, 204, 205

105 points: MUS 120, 121, 220, 221, 224, 320, 321

30 points from MUS 191–194, 291–294, 391–394

60 points from MUS 103–188, 206–277, 306–389

a further 30 points from ANTHRO 103, 106, 202, 217, 234, 301, 327, 329, 357, MĀORI 190, MUS 103–397, PACIFIC 110


Creative Practice: Composition

Requirement:

60 points: MUS 104, 143, 243, 343

45 points: MUS 203, 204, 205

135 points: MUS 110, 111, 145, 210, 211, 214, 310, 311, 314 or 315

60 points from MUS 103–188, 206–277, 306–389

a further 30 points from ANTHRO 103, 106, 202, 217, 234, 301, 327, 329, 357, MĀORI 190, MUS 103–397, PACIFIC 110


Creative Practice: Jazz

Requirement:

60 points: MUS 104, 143, 243, 343

45 points: MUS 174, 274, 275

90 points: MUS 170, 171, 270, 271, 370, 371

45 points: MUS 197, 297, 397

60 points from MUS 103–188, 206–277, 306–389

a further 30 points from ANTHRO 103, 106, 202, 217, 234, 301, 327, 329, 357, MĀORI 190, MUS 103–397, PACIFIC 110


Creative Practice: Popular Music

Requirement:

60 points: MUS 104, 143, 243, 343

30 points: MUS 284, 287

135 points: MUS 180, 181, 196, 280, 281, 282, 283, 380, 381

75 points from MUS 103–188, 206–277, 306–389

a further 30 points from ANTHRO 103, 106, 202, 217, 234, 301, 327, 329, 357, MĀORI 190, MUS 103–397, PACIFIC 110


Music Studies

Requirement:

120 points: MUS 104, 106, 130, 143, 145, 162, 243, 343

either

45 points: MUS 203–205

or

45 points: MUS 174, 274, 275

or

30 points: MUS 284, 287

at least 60 points from MUS 206, 207, 230, 231, 245–248, 262, 265, 276, 306, 307, 330–334, 340, 345–348, 362–365, 367, 376, 387, 389

up to 45 points from MUS 190–197, 290–297, 390–397

30 points from MUS 103–397

a further 30 points from ANTHRO 103, 106, 202, 217, 234, 301, 327, 329, 357, MĀORI 190, MUS 103–397, PACIFIC 110

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