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COURSE: BACHELORS IN MUSICOLOGY (BMUS)

University of South Africa, UNISA
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Duration:
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
The degree is aimed at students who have already mastered basic music theory and have reached a standard in practical music equivalent to matric level. Before graduating, students must complete 30 modules and obtain a licentiate in practical music at a level equivalent to Unisa’s licentiates in music. Students wishing to pursue a career in teaching music can receive a special teaching endorsement with their degree if they obtain a teaching licentiate or pass a Unisa teaching test.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • Exploring new worlds: musical literacy for today

  • Music in society

  • Basic principles of harmony

  • Basic principles of structural analysis in music

  • Introducing music studies

  • A survey of Western music

  • Introduction to music bibliography

  • Developing information skills for lifelong learning


Second year subjects:


  • Counterpoint; two-part invention; Bach inventions; fugue

  • Secondary dominants and leading-tone chords; variation technique

  • Sonata and rondo forms

  • Chromatic harmony

  • Music and patronage in the late Renaissance and Baroque

  • Music in Vienna from the late 18th century

  • All that jazz

  • Musical entrepreneurship

  • Music in religion


Third year subjects:


  • Compositional resources of 19th-century music

  • Compositional resources of 20th-century tonal music

  • Compositional resources of serialism

  • Introduction to performing practice

  • Opera

  • Music and gender

  • Music in South Africa

  • The sociology of music


Careers: music teacher, professional musician, music development official, composer, music producer.

Source: www.unisa.ac.za

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