University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
This degree is sure to be a high note in the musical training of students. It covers a rich range of musical genres and eras, from jazz to opera and from Bach to Baroque. At the same time, it clarifies complex musical concepts such as chromatic harmony and puts techniques such as seventh chords and modulation at students’ fingertips.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years part time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Basic principles of harmony

  • Basic principles of structural analysis in music

  • Introducing music studies

  • A survey of Western music

  • Exploring new worlds: musical literacy for today

  • Music in society

  • Introduction to music bibliography

Second year subjects:

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

  • Secondary dominants and leading-tone chords; variation technique

  • Sonata and rondo forms

  • Chromatic harmony

Third year subjects:

  • Opera

  • Music and gender

  • Music in South Africa

Careers: musician, composer, music producer, music teacher, music critic.



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