Music Department – Admission Requirement

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

            The University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements in addition to:

  • 5-credit level passes in the WASC/GCE O/L/NECO (including English Language and any science subject) at not more than two sittings.
  • 3-year B.A. Honours Degree programme by direct entry and audition for those who already hold N.C.E. single major, O.N.D. in Music or Pass Grade in Diploma in Music Education of the University of Nigeria, or equivalent qualifications acceptable to Senate.

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  • 2-year B.A. Honours Degree programme by direct entry and audition for those who already hold the N.C.E, Double major (Music) or not less than merit pass of the Diploma in Music Education of the University of Nigeria, or equivalent qualifications acceptable to Senate.

 All applicants, by whichever mode they seek admission, must satisfy the Department of Music of their basic musical aptitude and competence at a specially conducted departmental audition. This consists of written (theoretical), practical examinations. Candidates are recommended for admission only after they have successfully passed the audition, which normally holds in the last Thursday and Friday in August each year.

Stress Areas

  • Acoustics and Music Technology
  • General Courses (Rudiments)
  • Theoretical Courses – Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis
  • History and Form of Western Music
  • African Music Theory and Ethnomusicology
  • Keyboard Work
  • Individual Performance; Instrument/Voice/Group Performance: Ensembles, Choirs, Bands
  • Aesthetics and Criticism Course
  • Music Education Courses
  • Research Methods/Project

 

DIPLOMA IN MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Entry Requirements:

West African School Certificate with at least a pass in English language or G.C.E. (O/L) with four credits and a pas in English Language in not more than two sittings or Teacher’s Grade II Certificate or any other qualifications acceptable to Senate.

All applicants, by whichever mode they seek admission, must satisfy the Department of Music of their basic musical aptitude and competence at a specially conducted departmental audition. This consists of written (theoretical), practical (playing of various instruments, singing, etc.) as well as aural examinations. Candidates are recommended for admission only after they have successfully passed the audition, which normally holds in the last Thursday and Friday in August.