Discipline of Music

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 Composition, or Research. Students must complete between 96 – 160 credits at level 1, 96 – 160 credits at level 2 and 128 credits at level 3.

Structure of the performance major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1
MUSC116 Practical Studies 1A (16C)

MUSC110 Theory and Perception 1A (16C)

BA prescribed language module (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

MUSC118 Practical Studies 1B (16C)

MUSC114 Performance Skills 1 (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

Level 2
MUSC222 Practical Studies 2A (16C)

MUSC218 Performance Skills 2A (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

MUSC224 Practical Studies 2B (16C)

MUSC220 Performance Skills 2B (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

Level 3
MUSC322 Practical Studies 3A (16C)

MUSC338 Performance Skills 3A (16C)

Instrumental/vocal Teaching Method A (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)*

MUSC324 Practical Studies 3B (16C)

MUSC340 Performance Skills 3B (16C)

Instrumental/vocal Teaching Method B (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)*

* In the 3rd year, those who are studying African Music and Dance must register for MUSC310 African Music Outreach A in the 1st semester and MUSC312 African Music Outreach B in the 2nd semester.

1st year electives:

MUSC111 Music and society 1 (16C)

MUSC112 Theory and Perception 1B (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

2nd year electives:

MUSC214 Theory and perception 2A (16C)

MUSC216 Theory and perception 2B (16C)

MUSC210 Music and society 2A (16C)

MUSC212 Music and society 2B (16C)

BA non-music module (at level 1 or 2) (16C)

3rd year electives:

MUSC314 Choral studies A (16C)

MUSC316 Choral studies B (16C)

MUSC318 Composition A (16C)

MUSC320 Composition B (16C)

MUSC322 Music and Society 3A (16C)

MUSC324 Music and Society 3B (16C)

MUSC334 Musicology A (16C)

MUSC336 Musicology B (16C)

MUSC328 Music Technology A (16C)

MUSC326 Music Technology B (16C)

MUSC330 Theory and perception 3A (16C)

MUSC332 Theory and perception 3B (16C)

BA non-music module (3rd level only) (16C)

If a student intends to continue to a PGCE, the electives must be:

1st year: BA non-music module (continuation of BA non-music module from the 1st semester)

2nd year: BA non- music module (continuation of BA non-music module from 1st year), MUSC214 Theory and perception 2A and MUSC216 Theory and perception 2B.

A BA non-music subject may be taken as a second major except for African music and dance candidates.

Structure of the theory and composition major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1
MUSC116 Practical Studies 1A (16C)

MUSC110 Theory and Perception 1A (16C)

BA prescribed language module (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

MUSC118 Practical Studies 1B (16C)

MUSC112 Theory and Perception 1B (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

Level 2
MUSC222 Practical Studies 2A (16C)

MUSC214 Theory and Perception 2A (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

MUSC224 Practical Studies 2B (16C)

MUSC216 Theory and Perception 2B (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

Level 3
MUSC322 Practical Studies 3A (16C)

MUSC330 Theory and Perception 3A (16C)

MUSC318 Composition A (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)

MUSC324 Practical Studies 3B (16C)

MUSC332 Theory and Perception 3B (16C)

MUSC320 Composition B (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)

1st year electives:

MUSC111 Music and society 1 (16C)

MUSC114 Performance Skills 1 (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

2nd year electives:

MUSC218 Performance Skills 2A (16C)

MUSC220 Performance Skills 2B (16C)

MUSC210 Music and Society 2A (16C)

MUSC212 Music and Society 2B (16C)

BA non-music module (at level 1 or 2) (16C)

3rd year electives:

MUSC314 Choral studies A (16C)

MUSC316 Choral studies B (16C)

Instrumental/vocal teaching methods A (16C)

Instrumental/vocal teaching methods B (16C)

MUSC322 Music and Society 3A (16C)

MUSC324 Music and Society 3B (16C)

MUSC334 Musicology A (16C)

MUSC336 Musicology B (16C)

MUSC328 Music Technology A (16C)

MUSC326 Music Technology B (16C)

BA non-music module (3rd level only) (16C)

If a student intends to continue to a PGCE, the electives must be:

1st year: BA non-music module (continuation of BA non-music module from the 1st semester)

2nd year: BA non- music module (continuation of BA non-music module from 1st year), MUSC222 Practical Studies 2A and MUSC224 Practical Studies 2B.

Structure of the research major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 1
MUSC116 Practical Studies 1A (16C)

MUSC110 Theory and Perception 1A (16C)

BA prescribed language module (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

MUSC112 Theory and Perception 1B (16C)

MUSC111 Music and Society 1 (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

1st Year Elective (16C)

Level 2
MUSC210 Music and Society 2A (16C)

MUSC214 Theory and Perception 2A (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

MUSC212 Music and Society 2B (16C)

MUSC216 Theory and Perception 2B (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

2nd Year Elective (16C)

Level 3
MUSC322 Music and Society 3A (16C)

MUSC330 Theory and Perception 3A (16C)

MUSC334 Musicology A (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)

MUSC324 Music and Society 3B (16C)

MUSC332 Theory and Perception 3B (16C)

MUSC334 Musicology B (16C)

3rd Year Elective (16C)

1st year electives:

MUSC118 Practical Studies 1B (16C)

MUSC114 Performance Skills 1 (16C)

BA non-music module (16C)

2nd year electives:

MUSC218 Performance Skills 2A (16C)

MUSC220 Performance Skills 2B (16C)

MUSC222 Practical Studies 2A (16C)

MUSC224 Practical Studies 2B (16C)

BA non-music module (at level 1 or 2) (16C)

3rd year electives:

MUSC314 Choral studies A (16C)

MUSC316 Choral studies B (16C)

MUSC318 Composition A (16C)

MUSC320 Composition B (16C)

Instrumental/vocal teaching methods A (16C)

Instrumental/vocal teaching methods B (16C)

MUSC328 Music Technology A (16C)

MUSC326 Music Technology B (16C)

BA non-music module (3rd level only) (16C)

If a student intends to continue to a PGCE, the electives must be:

1st year: BA non-music module (continuation of BA non-music module from the 1st semester) and MUSC118 Practical Studies 1B (16C).

2nd year: BA non- music module (continuation of BA non-music module from 1st year), MUSC222 Practical Studies 2A and MUSC224 Practical Studies 2B.