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20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Bachelor of Arts in Music. Three years. Studies include musicology. Bachelor of Music. Three years. Concentrations in performance, composition (contemporary, electronic, film music), music culture, with studies in performance (classical, jazz), composition, theory, musicology, creative music technology, community music, music in New Zealand, music of the world. A fourth year may lead to the degree with honours.
Master of Arts. In musicology, ethnomusicology, music education. Master of Music, In performance, composition, creative industries and contemporary practice. Doctor of Philosophy. Doctor of Musical Arts.
Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning.
Music has been taught at the University of Canterbury since 1891. There is a well-equipped library and excellent facilities, including a fine auditorium with an organ, a number of early instruments, some Asian instruments including a Balinese gamelan. Music subjects may be taken in several other degree courses. The Pettman Junior Academy of Music provides performance-based studies for talented young performers who plan to follow a career in music.