Music Department – Philosophy, Objectives and Scope

Philosophy, Objectives and Scope

        The above programmes are designed to produce skillful, versatile and experienced musicians, emphasis being placed on performance and competent musicianship. The theoretical and practical courses serve to explain and complement one another, thus preparing the graduates and diplomats to appreciate, analyse, practise and communicate African and world music as performance as well as literary art.

        The last two years of the degree programmes introduce areas of professional specialization in Composition, Performance, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, and Music Instrument Technology according to skills and aptitudes in order to consolidate, extend and develop the basic knowledge and skills acquired in earlier year(s). Required ancillary/elective courses ensure an overall balance of the programmes.

DIPLOMA IN MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The Department of Music provides comprehensive training in the theory and practice of both African and Classical European music along with relevant courses in Education leading to a 3-year Diploma in Music Education. Admission is by application and audition.

Philosophy, Objectives and Scope:

                The Diploma programme is designed to produce skillful, versatile and experienced musicians, emphasis being placed on performance and competent musicianship required of music teachers. The theoretical and practical courses serve to explain and complement one another, thus preparing the diplomates to appreciate, analyze, teach, practice and communicated African and World music as performance as well as literary art.