Music studies in Performance develops creative ideas and expressive skills through all styles of music. With rapid growth and cultural shifts in the music industry, professional artists need the skills to be flexible and adaptive performers.
Developing your musical abilities at UC is a unique opportunity to learn from professionals and connect with other musicians and the local arts scene.
How to apply
Entry to some first-year Performance courses are limited based on an audition with an instrument or in singing.
Applications should be made to Te Kura Puoro | School of Music no later than 20 September. Early auditions begin 22 August.
- Learn through individual lessons and group classes in a wide range of musical instruments and voice.
- Take advantage of opportunities to join large and small ensembles and the UC Chamber Choir, Consortia.
- You will have plenty of opportunities to perform publicly, with 100+ concerts hosted on campus each year.
Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Music, along with the following major courses:
People with strong musical talents are always highly sought after by event organisers and arts businesses.
Some career pathways could include:
- Choirs and orchestras
- Musical theatre
- Music therapy
- Event management.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Music.
Te Kura Puoro | School of Music
Phone +64 3 369 1792
Music building – see campus maps – and Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street Christchurch
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
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