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Tuition Fees:$2,603 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

BA (Music) is a selection programme where you are selected according to an audition and theoretical test. The selection takes place in the year preceding your registration for the programme.

a) If you do not have the required skills, but show the necessary potential, you may possibly be accepted, provided that you register for supplementary work as specified by the department.

b) If you are required to register for Musicology (Music Skills) 271 as an additional subject in the degree programme, you must pass the module before you will be allowed to proceed with Music Theory 222 and 252.

c) Alternatively, you might be encouraged to first complete the entire year of the Higher Certificate programme before you reapply for admission to the BA (Music) programme.

d) If your practical work is of sufficient standard, but you do not have the required academic/theoretical background, you could do the three-year Diploma in Practical Music instead of this degree programme.

BA (Music) is a three-year programme. Once you have obtained the degree BA (Music), you can register for the third year of the BMus programme’s specialisations in Musicology or Composition. Please note that the specialisation in Composition depends on selection.

Curriculum

First Year
Aural Training 174(12)
Information Skills 172(6)
Musicology 174(12)
Practical Music Study A 178(24)
Teaching Method 212(6)
Theory of Music 174(12)

Second Year
Aural Training 271(8)
Music Technology 112(6), 142(6)
Musicology 212(8), 242(8)
Practical Music Study A 278(24)
Teaching Method 374(12)
Theory of Music 222(8), 252(8)

Third Year
Musicology 314(12), 344(12)
Practical Music Study A 378(24)
Teaching Method 474(12)
Theory of Music 324(12), 354(12)

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as certified by Umalusi with a mark of at least 4 (50%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of school subjects at the back
of this Calendar Part.
– An average final mark of 60% in the NSC or the IEB school leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation).
– Home Language – code 4 (50%).
– English First Additional Language – code 3 (40%).
– Mathematics – code 6 (70%) (if you are taking Mathematics 114, 144).
– You must have a minimum standard equivalent to a Grade VII practical examination on your main instrument (or voice) and your knowledge must be equivalent to the Grade V theoretical examination of any of the music examination bodies.

American High School Diploma
To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology
Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only
Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme  include:
– Acoustics
– Adjudicator
– Arranger
– Artist management
– Artistic director
– Arts administrator/arts management  (includes box office, concert series, programming house manager)
– Audio production, editing
– Band director (K-12, college, military, sports)
– Clinician
– Choral director
– Collaborative pianist
– College admissions director, assistant
– Community music school director
– Composer
– Composing for musical theatre
– Concert Manager, promoter

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,603
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
L Bredekamp
Programme Coordinator
 
Mr Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Faculty Manager