UNIVERSITY OF GHANA : B.A. MUSIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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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.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

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.

INDUSTRY/GLOBAL TRENDS

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.

ASSESSMENT

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

TUITION METHOD

Class discussion, Lectures and Practical tutorials.

CAREER PROSPECTS

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

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