WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Music
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Performing Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Music is an enthralling form of communication. It is used to express all kinds of emotions-love, hatred, betrayal, inspiration etc.
With its rhythmic sound, music cuts across boundaries, transcends cultures of the world uniting people in unimaginable ways. It is a language on its own but needs translators for people to enjoy it.

When well composed, music is soothing to the ear but becomes a nuisance if done haphazardly. This programme seeks to broaden your understanding of music, train your voice, sharpen your creativity, teach you how to use key musical instruments and lead you into an exciting career path. It is best if you have a raw talent which would be nurtured. Because of its global nature, musicians are easily the most recognisable, likeable and popular personalities across the world. They are part of the rich few in the society, especially when you are seen as a global icon.

The music industry is multidisciplinary and it is one of the most rewarding industries in the world. From this industry comes the pianist, guitarist, drummer, dancer, musician etc.

Every country has its own genre but the beauty of music is that no matter the genre, the language in which it is sang, good music is loved by all.
In Ghana for instance, there is the indigenous traditional music, high life, and the fine mix of high life and US based genre hip- hop commonly referred to as hip-life.

Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, projects and performances

At the end of this programme, students must;
• Show a technical understanding and appreciation of music.
• Demonstrate an ability to compose good music.
• Develop a passion for singing and writing music.
• Know how to use key musical instruments.

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme may find employment in non-profit music and arts organisations, private music production facilities, and as self-employed, entrepreneurial artists and teachers

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502


Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu
Assistant Lecturer

Seth Asare Newman
Senior Lecturer (Part-Time)

Rashida Resario(Mrs)
Assistant Lecturer

Prof. Kofi Agyekum
Acting Dean School of Pefroming Arts(SPA)

Maud Akua Korsah
Costume Assistant

Kofi Anthonio
Assistant Lecturer

John Edmundson Sam
Senior Production Assistant

Gloria Obiyaa Obeng
Teaching Assistant

Fabiola M. Opare-Darko
Assistant Lecturer

Benedicta O. Oppong
Costume Assistant

Akua Boakyewa Abloso(Mrs)

Mr. Abdul Karim
Assistant Lecturer

Rev. Dr. Elias K. Asiama

David E. A. Quaye
Assistant Lecturer

Albert Tsetse
Part-time Lecturer

Dr. Joshua A. Amuah
Senior Lecturer

Clara Ayerki Amenyo
Assistant Lecturer

Benjamin Amakye-Boateng
Assistant Lecturer

Jebuni Tigwe Salifu
Assistant Lecturer

Relevant Contact

Adwoa Arhine
Head of Department
Rebecca Narh
Principal Administrative Assistant