Undergraduate study in Music

What can you study in Music?

As part of the Bachelor of Arts you can study musical skills and analysis, the history of music, music as part of Western culture and popular music. You can gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Western musical techniques and styles. You can study the fundamental skills of harmony, counterpoint, aural and keyboard skills and analysis.

You also have opportunities to participate in the choir or orchestra. You may may be able to take these courses as part of the non-Arts points permitted in the BA.

Undergraduate programmes in Music

You can study Music as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Music will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Music as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Music. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Music

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre