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Undergraduate Studies

The South African College of Music offers training in a range of orchestral instruments, piano, voice, African music and jazz. The College boasts several string, wind, jazz and percussion ensembles as well as choirs, a symphony orchestra and Jazz Big Band. In addition the Opera School annually presents a season of opera performances. All students are required either to play in the orchestras or bands or sing in the choirs, at the discretion of the Director.

Students who complete diploma or degree courses are ready to enter the profession of music either as teachers, singers or instrumentalists in Western Classical Music, Jazz Studies or African Music and Dance. Careers open to diplomates and graduates include orchestral playing, opera and oratorio singing, programme compiling for broadcasting networks, librarianship, performance, and education.

The wide range of programmes offered includes: ethnomusicology; performance studies in classical music and opera, African music and jazz; library and information science; musicology (theory and history); music technology; and composition.

Undergraduate Degrees and Diplomas in Music:

Bachelor of Music - General
Bachelor of Music - Performance
Bachelor of Music - Music Technology
Bachelor of Music - Musicology
Bachelor of Music - Composition
Performer's Diploma in Music

Bachelor of Arts Major in Jazz Studies
Bachelor of Arts Major in Music
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
BMus
BMus
BMus
BMus
BMus
PDM

BA
BA
BA
4 years
4 years
4 years
4 years
4 years
3 years

3 years
3 years
3 years

 

Admission Requirements and further information can be found on pp. 255-298 of the Faculty of Humanities Student Handbook: Undergraduate Studies 2015.