Programme: DMus Composition

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Code Faculty
01262006 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10
Prof AF Johnson
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Programme information

This programme focuses on composition. The degree is also conferred for original creative work.

Admission requirements

  • A minimum of 65% in the related master's degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral programme.
  • Candidates will have to submit a portfolio of compositions for evaluation before being accepted.

Additional requirements

  • An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required. 

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    Thesis and portfolio of original compositions in a contemporary, jazz, popular or indigenous style. Multi-movement work for large orchestra (with/without soloists); or Concerto for soloist/s and orchestra; Song cycle (with accompaniment); Multi-movement chamber work; Substantial work for keyboard instrument or instrumental work with keyboard accompaniment; Work for chorus (with accompaniment). Minimum duration of portfolio: 75 minutes.

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