Bachelor of Art

Students wishing to pursue a major in music must choose one of three streams: performance; theory and composition; or research. Those who opt for either the performance or theory and composition streams must have passed music as a subject for matric (with an equivalence of at least Grade 5 practical and/or theory), and need to

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The new BA in Music programme is designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize in music, while also being able to carry a second non-musical major. For those intending to be teachers, this degree can be structured according the requirements of the PGCE. There are three possible majors in the degree: Performance, Theory and

Introduction to Academic Literacy in Music A

Aim: Introduction to Academic Literacy in Music A equips students with a basic ability to express musical ideas informal spoken and written English; a technical musical vocabulary for musicians; an introduction to academic sources in the music library; and basic skills in bibliographical citation. Content: Musical terms; speaking about music in English; basic academic terminology;

Introduction to Academic Literacy in Music B

Aim: Introduction to Academic Literacy in Music B equips students with skills in academic reading and comprehension; learning and writing; working with academic sources; and academic argumentation.    Content: Introduction to academic reading; identifying keywords in a reading passage; writing summaries using keywords; taking notes using keywords; writing effective paragraphs; how to work with academic

Introduction to Music Fundamentals B

Aim: The module trains students to achieve proficiency in five competencies while relating them to diverse contexts: conventions of pitch organisation; measuring complex musical intervals; conventions in basic musical harmonisation; conventions in notating complex musical rhythms and metres; and conventions in musical performance directions. Content: Scales/modes; complex intervals; triads/quartads; conventions of harmonisation; mixed metres; complex

Introduction to Music Fundamentals A

Aim: Introduction to Music Fundamentals A equips students with the core theoretical and practical basics of the staff notation system. Content: Musical pulse; durations of sound and silence; conventions of note and rest grouping; musical pitch; musical alphabet; frequency and pitch; differentiating pitches in notation; calculating distances between notes; hearing and notating intervals; tonal centres

Foundational Performance Skills A

Aim: The aim of Foundational Performance Skills A is to provide a basic introduction to students of the practical skills they require to become professional practicing musicians. Content: Beginner skills in improvisation, arrangement, accompanying, keyboard skills or diction and foreign languages; beginner skills in public performance; beginner concert management, performance etiquette and performance programme planning;

Foundational Practical Studies B

Aim: Foundational Practical Studies A provides beginner training for instrumental and vocal performers. The module helps students to develop basic instrumental/vocal/dancing fluency; to read basic musical notation fluently; to develop a working knowledge of basic instrumental/vocal repertoire; to develop basic skills in performing in musical groups. Content: Beginner instrumental/vocal technique, beginner strategies for effective practice,

Foundational Practical Studies A

Aim: Foundational Practical Studies A provides beginner training for instrumental and vocal performers. The module helps students to develop basic instrumental/vocal/dancing fluency; to read basic musical notation fluently; to develop a working knowledge of basic instrumental/vocal repertoire; to develop basic skills in performing in musical groups. Content: Beginner instrumental/vocal technique, beginner strategies for effective practice,