Discipline of Music

Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes

 Music Foundation Programme
 Mr Demetrio Fernandez  fernandez@ukzn.ac.za
 Access Diploma
 Dr Patricia Opondo (AMD)  opondop@ukzn.ac.za
 Mr Andrew Warburton (Opera, Choral, Western Classical)  warburtona@ukzn.ac.za
 Diploma in African Music and Dance
 Dr Patricia Opondo  opondop@ukzn.ac.za
 Diplomas in Opera and Choral Studies, Western Classical
 Mr Andrew Warburton  warburtona@ukzn.ac.za
 Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music and BPracMus
 Mr Neil Gonsalves (until 31/12/2010)  gonsalves@ukzn.ac.za
 Mr Jeff Robinson (from 1/1/2011)  robinsonj1@ukzn.ac.za
 BA (General Studies) and BA (Music) 
 Dr Kathryn Olsen  olsenk@ukzn.ac.za
 BMus and BA in Music & Drama Performance
 Dr Christopher Cockburn  cockburnc@ukzn.ac.za
 Postgraduate Studies
 Prof Jürgen Bräuninger  brauning@ukzn.ac.za


Music Foundation Programme: a 1-year, full-time, broad-based programme that provides foundation work for all music students. It provides a preliminary year of study for students who can not be admitted to a degree or to either the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music or the Diploma in Music Performance. Students who have already been admitted to diploma or degree study but who need remedial work in one or more areas, may register for one or more of these modules. Completion of this programme does not grant automatic access to further study.


Diploma in Music and Drama Performance: students registered for the interdisciplinary degree programme BA (Music and Drama Performance) may exit with this Diploma after successfully completing the first two levels of the degree programme.

Undergraduate Diploma in Music Performance: 3-year programme available with specialisations in African Music and Dance, Western Classical Music, Opera Studies and Choral Studies.

Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music: a 3-year programme available with specialisations in Jazz Studies, Music Technology and Music Education


BMus: 4-year programme available with the following areas of specialisation:

BA: 3-year programme in which students may choose to enrol for:

  • single elective modules in music
  • the Music Major within the BA (General Studies)
  • the BA (Music): a programme with a wide variety of choices dedicated largely to music

BA (Music and Drama Performance): 3-year programme.

Bachelor of Practical Music: a 1-year programme after completion of the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music or the Undergraduate Diploma in Music Performance specialising in African Music and Dance or Opera and Choral Studies and Jazz Studies.

For further information on Undergraduate Degrees see the Faculty Handbook


BA (Honours), MMus, MA, PhD, DMus in a variety of specialisations.

For detailed information download the documents Graduate Music ProgrammeMMus Performance or Composition, or PhD all fields, and DMus at our Documents and Forms site.