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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Bloemfontein
English

About this program

BA (Music)

The BA (Music) is a versatile degree that can be adapted to prepare you for any one or several of the exciting challenges in the music industry today.

The primary purpose of a Humanities education is to give you access to critical thinking skills, appreciation of literature, understanding of cultures, the use of power, the mysteries of the mind, the organisation of societies, the complexities of leadership, the art of communication, and the challenge of change. All of these skills will support you in your future career. A qualification in the Humanities is therefore well respected all over the world, and people with this type of qualification form the backbone of society.

Certain programs were developed to train you for a specific career, while others equip you with skills needed for various positions. Today’s ever-changing career world requires various skills that this faculty can equip you with, including language proficiency, communication skills, creativity, interpersonal skills, problemsolving skills, computer literacy, and critical thinking.

Admission requirements

Pay attention to the following important information:

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to have a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package. LO is excluded.
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application
  • Applications for all non-selection programs close on 30 September 2020.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory modules include:

  • Cultural Musicology
  • Systematic Music Studies (Theory of Music)
  • Practical Music Study at least at level C (second-instrument standard)
  • BA modules to make up the balance of the credits required for the degree

Career paths

Career opportunities include the following:

Teacher, with music as specialisation in the primary, senior, and further education and training phases; teacher in music centres or in a private practice; performing artist at intermediate level as soloist, orchestra player or in ensemble; choral director; music adviser; and session musician.

About this institute

The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...


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