DURATION: 1 year
ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
National Bachelor Certificate or equivalent with the minimum percentage of 30%, and an audition. Upon satisfying the conditions during the audition, a student may then proceed to register.
• Improve awareness of choral performance contexts and choral traditions in South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.
• Develop music communication skills for enabling successful sustained learning.
• Improve the student’s ability to comprehend, analyse, evaluate and transmit ideas about choral music.
The certificate prepares students to enter a degree programme in music and other related fields.
This programme will ensure that:
• Students are introduced to sight–singing and dictation, based mainly on the tonic solfa system.
• Students develop working knowledge of the keyboard necessary for choir training, arranging, improvisation, harmony and composition.
• Students develop a musical ear through the teaching of sight sing, rhythmic and melodic dictation.
• Students are equipped with knowledge concerning chord construction and modulations/transitions.
• Students can demonstrate awareness of elements of music such as pitch, harmony, form and rhythms.
• Students extend their practical abilities with more technical keyboard technique.
This qualification leads to a bachelor’s degree in music and other related degrees.
The programme consists of four modules per semester. Each first semester module is a prerequisite for its second semester module.
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Module Title||Codes||Credits||Module Title||Codes||Credits|
|Music literacy||CML 1521||20||Music literacy||CML 1621||20|
|Practical musicianship||CPM 1511||10||Practical musicianship||CPM 1611||10|
|History of music||CMH 1521||20||History of music||CMH 1621||20|
|Instrumental study||CIS 1511||10||Instrumental study||CIS 1611||10|