Undergraduate Study Programmes

Diploma in Music

The Diploma in Music is a three-year full-time study programme for prospective students with no or little formal musical training. It starts with the rudiments of music and moves towards proficiency at Grade 3 level.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma study
  • APS of at least 18
  • At least 50% (level 4) for English in Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a musical aptitude test and interview

Curriculum

1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Music Notation
[2×16 credits]
Music Theory
[2×16 credits]
Music Theory
[2×16 credits]
Music Education
[8+12 credits]
Music Education
[2×16 credits]
Music Education
[2×16 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[16 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[16 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[16 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
English
[2×12 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
Academic Literacy
[12 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]

Subject groups contain descriptions of the different subjects in this programme.

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BA Music & Society

The BA Music & Society is a three-year full-time programme for prospective students with some formal musical training and exemption for degree study. It focuses on music education and community music.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for degree study
  • APS of at least 21
  • At least 50% (level 4) for English in Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Unisa Grade 3 standard) and theoretical placement test (Unisa Grade 2 standard)

Curriculum

1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Music Theory
[2×16 credits]
Music Theory
[12+16 credits]
Music Theory
[2×12 credits]
Music Education
[2×16 credits]
Music Education
[2×16 credits]
Music Education
[2×12 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[16 credits]
Music Technology
[8 credits]
Choral Conducting
[2×8 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[32 credits]
Performance
[32 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
English
[2×12 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]
Music in Society
[8 credits]
Academic Literacy
[12 credits]
Understanding the Cultural World
[12 credits]
Arts Administration
[2×8 credits]
    Aesthetics
[12 credits]

Subject groups contain descriptions of the different subjects in this programme.

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BMus

The BMus is a four-year full-time professional degree programme for prospective students with extensive formal musical training and exemption for degree study. It offers specialization from the 3rd year in Performance, Methodology, Musicology, Music Education, Music Theory or Composition.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed Matric / National Senior Certificate with endorsement for degree study
  • APS of at least 24
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Unisa Grade 6 standard) and theoretical placement test (Unisa Grade 5 standard)

Curriculum

1st year 2nd year
Musicology
[3×8 credits]
Musicology
[4×8 credits]
Aural Training
[8 credits]
Aural Training
[8 credits]
Music Education
[8 credits]
Music Education
[2×8 credits]
Music Theory
[16+8 credits]
Music Theory
[16+8 credits]
Performance
[32 credits]
Performance
[32 credits]
Academic Literacy
[12 credits]
Methodology
[2×8 credits]
BA subject on level 1 chosen from:
Afrikaans & Nederlands
English
French
German
Psychology

[2×12 credits]
Understanding the Cultural World
[12 credits]

 

3rd year 4th year
Aural Training
[8 credits]
Research Methodology
[8 credits]
Performance
[32 credits]
Research Essay
[12+16 credits]
Two subjects on level 3 chosen from:
Music Technology
Methodology
Musicology
Music Education
Music Theory
Composition

[4×16 credits]
Two main subjects on level 4 chosen from:
Methodology
Musicology
Music Education
Music Theory
Composition
Performance

[4×16 credits]
One module on level 3
[8 credits]
Modules on level 3 or 4 chosen from the above subjects and/or:
African Music
Arts Management
Choral Conducting
Music Technology

[32 credits total]
Aesthetics
[12 credits]

Subject groups contain descriptions of the different subjects in this programme.

Programme Leader