Programme: BMusHons Music Communication

Code Faculty
01242043 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Admission requirements

- A national first degree (3-year) in music - BMus or BA (Music) - with a minimum average of 65% and departemental approval, or

- A three or four-year undergraduate qualification in related fields (e.g. Psychology, Social work, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Teaching, Nursing) with strong musical skills.
- Departmental selection takes place.

Additional requirements

• Completion of an admissions test.

Applicants are selected on the basis of academic background, musical skills and auditions (musical and personal).

• Places are limited; if the number of suitable candidates exceeds the number of places on the programme, preference will be given to students who took their first degree at the University of Pretoria.

Other programme-specific information

It is possible to choose a combination of modules from different fields of study (Music Education, Musicology and Music Technology). In special cases with the permission of the head of department, it is permissible to present a second research report instead of one of the modules.

Minimum credits: 120

Fundamental modules

Core modules

Elective modules

  • Module content:

    Philosophical grounding and didactics of music education. Enhancement of knowledge for subject specialists. Please note: It is compulsory for all students selecting MOP 701 to choose MOP 702 as the second elective module.

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  • Module content:

    The module entails an introduction to the discipline with reference to its historical development and its application in musical studies today. Following this, the module focuses on African music in general, including African rhythm theory, examples of musical traditions in Southern and Central Africa, and possible applications in a music education situation.

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The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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