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 audition

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
[2×8 credits]
Music Education
[2×8 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[12 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[12 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[12 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Introduction to Music Research
[12 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]
Community Music
[8 credits]
Community Music
[2×8 credits]
Community Music
[2×8 credits]
Academic Literacy
[12 credits]
African Music
[8 credits]
African Music
[8 credits]

The Subject Groups section contains descriptions of the different modules in this programme.

Programme Leader

 

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, and an APS of at least 21
    OR
    A diploma in music or an equivalent qualification in which the modules for the final year have been passed with an average of at least 60%
  • At least 50% (level 4) for English in Grade 12
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Grade 3 standard) and a theoretical placement test (Grade 2 standard)

Curriculum

1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Music Theory
[2×16 credits]
Music Theory
[2×12 credits]
Music Theory
[2×8 credits]
Music Education
[2×8 credits]
Music Education
[2×8 credits]
Music Education
[2×8 credits]
Keyboard Skills
[12 credits]
Music Technology
[8 credits]
Arts Management
[2×8 credits]
Performance
[16 credits]
Performance
[24 credits]
Performance
[24 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Introduction to Music Research
[12 credits]
Music in Society
[2×8 credits]
Music in Society
[8 credits]
African Music
[8 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
African Music
[2×8 credits]
Community Music
[2×8 credits]
Community Music
[2×8 credits]
Community Music
[2×8 credits]
Academic Literacy
[12 credits]
Understanding the Cultural World
[12 credits]
Aesthetics
[12 credits]

The Subject Groups section contains descriptions of the different modules in this programme.

Programme Leader

 

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 an endorsement for degree study
  • APS of at least 24
  • Successful completion of a practical audition (Grade 6 standard) and a theoretical placement test (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
[24 credits]
Performance
[24 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 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
[28 credits]
Ensemble Studies
[2×4 credits]
 
Electives totalling 64 credits on level 3 chosen from:
Arts Management [2×8 credits]
Music Technology [2×16 credits]
Methodology [2×16 credits]
Music Education [2×16 credits]
Music Theory [2×16 credits]
Musicology [16+2x8 credits]
Community Music [2×16 credits]
Composition [2×16 credits]
Electives totalling 64 credits on level 4 chosen from:
Music Technology [2×16 credits]
Methodology [2×16 credits]
Music Education [2×16 credits]
Music Theory [2×16 credits]
Performance [32 credits]
Musicology [2×16 credits]
Community Music [2×16 credits]
Composition [2×16 credits]
Philosophy of Culture
[12 credits]
 

The Subject Groups section contains descriptions of the different modules in this programme.

Programme Leader