Postgraduate

MUSIC HONOURS

 

MUC501 Advanced Choral Music

Purpose:       To expose learners to advanced choral genres

Contents:     Choral music as found in the following genres: Operas, Symphonies, Other genres, Choral Management Skills and Conducting

 

MUC502 Advanced Practical Music (Choral)

Purpose:       To expose learners to an advanced level of performance in choral music

Contents:     Singing; Choir Conducting; Performance on African and Western Instruments

 

MUS501 African Philosophy of Music

Purpose:       To give learners insight into African philosophy as found in Music

Contents:     Music Technology; Anthropological and Sociological Implications of African Music

 

MUS502 Advanced Theory of African Music and Jazz

Purpose:       To expose learners to understand African Music Theory as well as Jazz Theory at an advanced level.

Contents:     Music Transcription and Keyboard Harmony

 

MUS503 History of African or Western Music

Purpose:       Learners choose a special theme in the history of African or Western Music

Contents:     Learners write a long essay on the chosen theme

 

MUS504 History of Jazz

Purpose:       Learners chose a special theme in the history of jazz

Content:        Learners write a long essay on the chosen theme.

 

MUS505 General Music History

Purpose:       Learners chose a special theme in General Music History.

Contents:     Learners write a long essay on the chosen theme

 

MUS506 Field Work and Research Techniques

Purpose:       To expose learners to field work and research techniques in music.

Contents:     Interview skill; Photography skills; Videography skills; Keeping Field Notes; Ethics of Field Work

 

MUS507 Creative Studies

Purpose:       To expose students to aspects of musical composition

Contents:     Techniques of Composition based on: Speech Tone; Song Composition; Music Drama; Opera. All of this can involve individual or group work.

 

MUS508 Music Technology

Purpose:       To expose learners to both traditional and modern uses of music technology

Contents:     Instrument Building; Music Computer Programmes; Studio Recording Techniques.

 

 

MUSIC MASTERS AND DOCTORAL DEGREE BY RESEARCH

 

 

MUS700     A Masters degree in Music by research is offered to suitable candidates.

           Research topics for these degrees are chosen in consultation with prospective supervisors, the Departmental Higher Degrees Committee and the Head of Department and are subject to the final approval by the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee.

 

MUS900     A Doctoral degree in Music by research is offered to suitable candidates.
           Research topics for these degrees are chosen in consultation with prospective supervisors, the Departmental Higher Degrees Committee and the Head of Department and are subject to the final approval by the Faculty Research and Higher Degrees Committee.