Diploma in Music Performance

Structure: Diploma in Music Performance

Students must gain credit for the following common modules and also for the specialist modules in Western Classical Music or African Music and Dance or Opera or Choral Studies, as outlined below:

LEVEL ONE

Common Modules

Introduction to Music Fundamentals A and B (16 + 16) or Music Theory and Perception 1A and 1B (16 + 16)

ELDV001 English Language Development A (0 credits) and/or ELDV100 English Language Development B and/or ACLE102 Academic Learning in English (16)

Note: English Language Development A and/or B may be required according to recommendations based on a diagnostic language test. Students intending to register for a BA in Music or in Music and Drama Performance or for the BMus degree must pass the language module approved for such purposes.

NB: All Music modules are subject to change. Consult the Music Cluster for the latest module offerings.

Specialised Modules

Classical MusicAfrican Music and Dance
First Practical Study 1A & 1B(16+16) MUSC1PA & 1PBAfrican Music and Dance 1A & 1B (16+16) MUSC1AA & 1AB
Music Ensemble 1A & 1B (8+8) : MUSC1EA &

1EB

Music Ensemble 1A & 1B (African Music

Ensemble) (8+8) : MUSC1EA & 1EB

*Electives (32)ALE (16) + **Elective (16) or **Electives (32)
OperaChoral Studies
First Practical Study 1A & 1B(16+16)

:MUSC1PA&1PB

Choral Studies 1A & 1B (16+16) : MUSC1CA & 1CB
Music Ensemble 1A & 1B (8+8) : MUSC1EA&1EBMusic Ensemble 1A & 1B (8+8) : MUSC1EA & 1EB
Western Classical Music: an introduction MUSC1HB (16C)Western Classical Music: an introduction MUSC1HB (16C)
Vocal Workshop¹ 1A & 1B (8+8) : MUSC1VA &

1VB

Vocal Workshop¹ 1A & 1B (8+8) : MUSC1VA &

1VB

Total for level One – 128 credits

Note. Vocal Workshop includes Movement, Stagecraft, Italian German for singers, keyboard skills.

 

LEVEL TWO

Classical MusicAfrican Music and Dance
First Practical Study 2A & 2B(16 + 16): MUSC2PA & 2PBAfrican Music and Dance 2A & 2B (16 + 16): MUSC2AA & 2AB
Music Ensemble 2A & 2B (8 + 8) : MUSC2EA & 2EBMusic Ensemble 2A & 2B (African Music Ensemble) (8 + 8) : MUSC2EA & 2EB
Introductory Music Theory & Perception A and B (16+16) MUSC2FA & 2FB (16) MUSC2FA

or

Music Theory & Perception 2A & 2B (16+16): MUSC2TA & 2TB

Elective (16)

Elective (16)

*Electives (48)**Electives (48)

 

OperaChoral Studies
First Practical Study 2A & 2B (16+16) : MUSC2PA & 2PBChoral Studies 2A & 2B (16+16) : MUSC2CA & 2CB
Music Ensemble 2A & 2B (8+8) : MUSC2EA & 2EBMusic Ensemble 2A & 2B (8+8) : MUSC2EA & 2EB
Introductory Music Theory and Perception A and B (16+16) : MUSC2FA & 2FB

or

Music Theory and Perception 2A & 2B (16 + 16): MUSC2TA & 2TB

Introductory Music Theory and Perception A and B (16+16) : MUSC2FA & 2FB

or

Music Theory and Perception 2A & 2B (16 + 16): MUSC2TA & 2TB

Music Culture and History 2A MUSC2HA (16C)Music Culture and History 2B MUSC2HA (16C)
Vocal Workshop¹ 2A & 2B (8+8) : MUSC2VA & 2VBVocal Workshop¹ 2A & 2B (8+8) : MUSC2VA & 2VB
Languages for Singers A & B (8+8) : MUSC2GA & 2GBLanguages for Singers A & B (8+8) : MUSC2GA & MUSC2GB
Total for Level Two – 128 credits

 

LEVEL THREE

Classical MusicAfrican Music and Dance
First Practical Study 3A & 3B (16 + 16) :

MUSC3PA & 3PB

or

Performance 1A & 1B (16+16) : MUSC3XA &3XB

African Music and Dance 3A & 3B (16+16): MUSC3AA & MUSC3AB
Music Ensemble 3A & 3B (8+8) : MUSC3EA & MUSC3EBMusic Ensemble 3A & 3B (African Music Ensemble) (8+8) : MUSC3EA & 3EB
Intermediate Music Theory and Perception A & B (16+16) MUSC3FA & 3FB

Or

Electives (16+16)

African Music Outreach: Music Education (16): MUSC3AE
Electives (48)African Music Outreach: Community Development (16) : MUSC3CD
**Electives (48)
OperaChoral Studies
First Practical Study 3A & 3B(16+16):Choral Studies 3A & 3B (16+16)MUSC3CA &
Music Ensemble 3A & 3B (8+8):Music Ensemble 3A & 3B (8+8)
Intermediate Music Theory and Perception A & BIntermediate Music Theory and Perception A &
Instrumental Teaching Method 1A (16) : MUSC3IAInstrumental Teaching Method 1BA(16) :
Electives (32)Advanced Musical Studies 1A & 1B(Choral)
Total for Level Three – 128 credits

* Electives for Specialisation in Classical Music

Popular & Traditional Musics: Africa & BeyondMusic Theory and Perception 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B (16
(16) : MUSC1HAeach) :,MUSC3TA,3TB
Music Culture and History 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B (16Second Practical Study 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B (16 each)
each): MUSC2HA,2HB,3HA,3HB: MUSC1SA,1SB,MUSC2SA,2SB
Instrumental Teaching Method 1A, 1B (16 each);
MUSC3IA & 3IB

Other electives with approval of School

 

** Electives for Specialisation in African Music and Dance

  • Basic Computer Literacy (0) – recommended Academic Learning in English (16)
  • African Music Outreach: Documentation (16) Arts Administration (16)
  • English Language Development B (16) LIIS120 Internet Expertise (16)
  • IsiZulu 101, 102, 201, 202 (16 each)
  • IsiZulu Language Studies 101, 102, 201, 202 (16 each)
  • Introduction to Tourism (16C)
  • Introduction to Cultural & Heritage Tourism (16C) Principles of Tourism Marketing (16C)
  • Festivals and Performances (16C) Contemporary Leaders and Related Sites Introductory Music Theory and Perception A, B (16 each)
  • Popular and Traditional Musics: Africa and Beyond (16)
  • Second Practical Study 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B (16 each)
  • Keyboard Studies 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B (16 each) Choral Studies 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B (16 each)
  • Introduction to Media Studies (16)