Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music

You can use the BA side of your conjoint to enrich subject knowledge and skills directly related to the other side of your conjoint, or to pursue interests which have no obvious link to your other degree. Language study on the Arts side of conjoint degrees can increase your international employment options.

Studying for a BMus alongside a BA will further enhance a specialist area of knowledge within the Arts.

As well as advancing your musical expertise and knowledge, a conjoint degree with music promotes creative and independent thinking, sought-after qualities in any industry. You can major in Classical Performance, Composition, Jazz Performance, Musicology or Popular Music, supported by leading artists, researchers and facilities.

Programme structure

A total of 540 points comprising 255 points from Bachelor of Arts courses, 255 points from Bachelor of Science courses, 15 points from the General Education schedules, and 15 points from courses available for any programme. For more information, visit the University Calendar.


4 years

Guaranteed entry requirements

Subject to the qualitative evaluation of a CV, music certificates, referees’ report and, in the case of Classical Performance, Jazz Performance and Popular Music majors, an audition. Composition major will be required to submit for qualitative evaluation a portfolio of 2 or 3 compositions.

  • NCEA – 210
  • CIE – 230
  • IB – 28

To find out how to gain entry to the University of Auckland and the
qualifications you require for admission into programmes please visit Entry requirements.

Fees – 2018

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students in 2018: NZ$6750–NZ$7785.45.

Your exact tuition fees will relate to the courses you choose, but are likely to be within this range. Fees per point are charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for.

In addition to tuition fees, you will also pay a Student Services fee. In 2018, if you are enrolled in 135 points, you will pay a fee of $915.30.

Find out more about Fees and money matters.

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