Music Theory and Analysis 1
Formerly known as Basic Music Literacy (BML) Music Theory and Analysis 1 (MTA 1) is a 2-semester course focusing on the rudiments of music (in the first semester) culminating (in the second semester) with an introduction to four-part harmony. The first semester may be taken as a stand-alone half-credit but it is also a prerequisite for the second semester of MTA 1. The second half of MTA 1 may NOT be taken as a stand-alone half credit.
This course is compulsory for students who need to acquire the necessary theoretical background and skills required for the formal study of music. Entrance to this course follows completion of a test written at the beginning of Orientation Week.
On the recommendation of the Head of Department this course may be taken in conjunction with Instrumental Music Studies 1. Progress to Instrumental Music Studies 2 is also determined by the successful completion of this course.