Contemporary Music

    Course details

    • Code: MUSC.4002
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Music
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)

Course Aim

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the elements of contemporary music genres including melody, harmony, rhythm and instrumentation, enabling them to translate this knowledge into a practical song writing, improvisation, compositional and performance context.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. analyse musical elements of contemporary music genres including rhythm, harmony, melody, lyrical content, chord progression, structure and instrumentation;
  2. contrast contemporary music genres and artists, including historical and cultural influences;
  3. compose and perform music in contemporary music genres.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017