B.A Music Overiew


Music is an enthralling form of communication. It is used to express all kinds of emotions – love, hatred, betrayal, inspiration etc. Music cuts across boundaries, transcends cultures of the world, and unite people in unimaginable ways. It is a language on its own expressed in a variety of ways in different cultures. This programme seeks to broaden students understanding of music as a creative and performative art and also as a product of society. The creation of music is guided by certain theories while its performance and enjoyment reflect a deep sense of aesthetics and cultural sensibilities. The music department seeks to equip students with the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge needed to pursue a successful career in music and related arts.

Aims and Objectives
At the end of the programme students should:

  • Show a technical understanding of music as an art and science
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and perform good music
  • Acquire appreciable skills in the performance of Western and African musical instruments of their choice
  • Be able to appreciate music of various cultures

Industry/Global Trends
The music global industry is very lucrative and multi-faceted. Current trends emphasise professionalism in the various aspects of music production and performance. Trends also show increasing application of new technologies in the production, dissemination and consumption of music. However, despite the strong influence of new technologies, music making still remains a humanistic endeavor that enriches various aspects of our social lives and articulates our cultural identities. Our department of music is positioned to respond to global trends through periodic revision of our curriculum and academy-industry interface.

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

Tuition Method
Classroom lectures, individual and group assignments, fieldtrips, one-on-one musical instruments tuition and music ensembles

Career Prospects
Graduates of the programme may find employment in a variety of places including, music studio, mass media, performing groups, tourism industry, educational and religious institutions as well as be self-employed entrepreneurs, artistes 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