Music

Department/Faculty: 
Department of Music and Dance
Why study this programme: 

Music is an important art form which constitutes a vital means of human expression. It has enormous entertainment, therapeutic, inspirational and educative value. The Bachelor of Music programme is designed to enable students develop a deep understanding of the art of music as well as to develop their ability to create good music. The programme also exposes students to a variety of genre which cuts across time and cultures. Students are also well grounded in African and Ghanaian music.

Admission Requirement: 

Candidate must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts.

Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities.

Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination.

About Degree: 

The Bachelor of Music Program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Music Research, Performance and Theory.

Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the playing and pedagogy of selected musical instruments, acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Music at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of music for various purposes and become critical connoisseurs of the Art.

The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Musical scholarship such as Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Theory & Composition, Music Psychology, Music Technology, Music Therapy and so on.

Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Music
Modes of Study: 
Regular
Duration: 
4 years