Bachelor of Music - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Bachelor of Music (MusB)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Requirements of the Degree
(a)
To qualify for the Bachelor of Music a candidate must pass courses having a minimum total value of 360 points, and
a.
No more than 135 points at 100-level;
b.
At least 90 points at 300-level, of which at least 60 points must be from Music courses.
(b)
At least 240 points must be from the Music courses listed in Schedule C to the regulations for this degree, including;
a.
The compulsory courses listed in Schedule A to the regulations for this degree; and
b.
The requirements for at least one Major as prescribed in Schedule B to these Regulations.
(c)
The remaining 120 points may be for courses from any undergraduate degree schedule of the University.
2.
Exemption from the requirement for MUSA 100

Candidates who can demonstrate comprehensive competence in the content covered by this course may, with the permission of the Head of School, substitute another course from Schedule B for MUSA 100.

3.
Repeating Performance Courses

A candidate may only repeat MUSA 141, MUSA 142, MUSA 241, MUSA 242, MUSA 341, MUSA 342, MUSA 143 or MUSA 243 with permission of the Head of School.

4.
Excessive Load

Candidates who wish to enrol for a course of study whose total points exceed 150 points for a full year or 75 points for a semester must first obtain the approval of the Dean of Arts.

5.
Credit for other Tertiary Level Courses

The Dean of Arts may grant credit towards the degree for courses from any other tertiary qualification where the content and standard of study are considered appropriate to the degree. Credit may be specified or unspecified, and will be at an appropriate level. Cross credit (credit from a completed degree) will not exceed a maximum of 120 points. Transferred credit from an incomplete degree will not exceed 240 points.

6.
Transition Arrangements for Students Enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Music prior to 2014

These regulations took effect in 2014.

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Music, a candidate who enrolled in the degree for the first time before 1 January 2014, may graduate subject to meeting the following requirements. A candidate must pass courses having a minimum value of 360 points and of these:
(a)
At least 285 points must be from MUSI or MUSA courses;
(b)
75 points (the balance of the 360) may be for courses from any degree of the University, subject to the regulations of the other degree;
(c)
At least 105 points must be for MUSI courses in Group A of the Schedule as listed in the 2013 Calendar including: MUSI 113, MUSI 120, MUSI 131, MUSI 171, MUSI 172, MUSI 271 and either MUSI 112 or MUSI 120. Transitional students may substitute:
i.
MUSA 101 for either MUSI 112 or MUSI 120; (ii) MUSA 131 for MUSI 131;
ii.
MUSA 201 for MUSI 271; and
iii.
other MUSA courses as approved by the Head of School and the Dean.
(d)
One of MUSI 242, MUSI 243, MUSI 244, MUSI 245, MUSA 231, MUSA 232, MUSA 233, MUSA 234.
(e)
At least 210 points must be for courses above 100-level, of which 90 points shall be from 300-level Music courses.

Students, who wish to graduate under these transitional regulations, must complete their course of study before 31 December 2016.

Schedule A to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music: Compulsory Courses

1.
MUSA 100 Essentials in Music Techniques

MUSA 101 Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1

MUSA 125 Music Technologies 1

MUSA 131 Organum to Autotune

MUSA 200 Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2

MUSA 201 Musicianship, Harmony and Score-Reading

MUSA 250 Music in our Community 1: Surveying the Scene

Schedule B to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Musical Culture major

120 points including:
(a)
30 points of 100-level MUSA courses including MUSA 150 and/or MUSA 151;
(b)
30 points from Schedule B to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Music at 200-level or above;
(c)
One of MUSA 331, MUSA 332, MUSA 333, MUSA 334;
(d)
A further 45 points of MUSA courses at 300-level.

New Music major

(a)
Either MUSA 121, MUSA 122, MUSA 221, MUSA 222; Or 60 points from MUSA 120, MUSA 121, MUSA 122, MUSA 152, MUSA 220, MUSA 226, MUSA 227;
(b)
MUSA 223 and MUSA 224;
(c)
MUSA 321 and MUSA 322.

Performance major

One of the following options:

Option (a) Students studying a keyboard instrument:

(a)
MUSA 141, MUSA 142, MUSA 241, MUSA 242, MUSA 341, MUSA 342;
(b)
MUSA 144, MUSA 244, MUSA 344.

Option (b) Students studying other instruments:

(a)
MUSA 141, MUSA 142, MUSA 241, MUSA 242, MUSA 341, MUSA 342;
(b)
Three of MUSA 191, MUSA 192, MUSA 291, MUSA 292, MUSA 391, MUSA 392.

Option (c) Students studying voice:

(a)
MUSA 141, MUSA 142, MUSA 241, MUSA 242, MUSA 341, MUSA 342;
(b)
Any 45 points from MUSA 102, MUSA 190, MUSA 191, MUSA 192, MUSA 290, MUSA 291, MUSA 292, MUSA 390, MUSA 391, MUSA 392, MUSA 395, MUSA 397.

Schedule C to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Music

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Course Code Course Title
MUSA 100 Essentials in Music Techniques
MUSA 101 Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1
MUSA 102 Choir and Part-Singing
MUSA 111 Beatles to Beyonce: A Short History of Popular Music
MUSA 120 Song Writing 1
MUSA 121 Notated Composition 1A
MUSA 122 Notated Composition 1B
MUSA 125 Music Technologies 1
MUSA 131 Organum to Autotune
MUSA 141 Performance Major 1A
MUSA 142 Performance Major 1B
MUSA 143 Performance (Non-Major) 1
MUSA 144 Sight-Reading and Keyboard Accompaniment
MUSA 150 Music in Aotearoa New Zealand
MUSA 151 The Music Industry
MUSA 152 Acoustics and Recording Techniques
MUSA 190 Chamber Choir 1
MUSA 191 Large Ensemble 1
MUSA 192 Small Ensemble 1
MUSA 200 Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 2
MUSA 201 Harmony and Score-Reading
MUSA 220 Song Writing 2
MUSA 221 Notated Composition 2A
MUSA 222 Notated Composition 2B
MUSA 223 Orchestration, Arranging and Remixing 1
MUSA 224 Orchestration, Arrangement and Remixing 2
MUSA 225 Music Technologies 2
MUSA 226 The Computer as a Musical Tool 1
MUSA 227 The Computer as a Musical Tool 2
MUSA 231 The Musical Heritage of Western Civilization
MUSA 232 Musics of the World
MUSA 233 Popular Music in Context
MUSA 234 Contemporary Music
MUSA 241 Performance Major 2A
MUSA 242 Performance Major 2B
MUSA 243 Performance (Non-Major) 2
MUSA 244 Sight-Reading and Keyboard Accompaniment 2
MUSA 250 Music in our Community 1: Surveying the Scene
MUSA 251 Studio Pedagogy
MUSA 252 Kapa Haka - Introducing Maori Performing Arts
MUSA 290 Chamber Choir 2
MUSA 291 Large Ensemble 2
MUSA 292 Small Ensemble 2
MUSA 320 Conducting
MUSA 321 Composition 3A
MUSA 322 Composition 3B
MUSA 331 The Musical Heritage of Western Civilization
MUSA 332 Musics of the World
MUSA 333 Popular Music in Context
MUSA 334 Contemporary Music
MUSA 335 Philosophy of Music
MUSA 341 Performance Major 3A
MUSA 342 Performance Major 3B
MUSA 344 Applied Keyboard Skills
MUSA 350 Music Education and Community Music
MUSA 380 Undergraduate Research Essay
MUSA 390 Chamber Choir 3
MUSA 391 Large Ensemble 3
MUSA 392 Small Ensemble 3
MUSA 395 Internship
MUSA 396 Internship
MUSA 397 Collaborative Group Project
ARTS 395 Internship
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