Music Theory & Analysis

MUSIC THEORY & ANALYSIS is a three-year major subject which may be studied for degree curricula in the Faculties of Humanities and Science.

 

  • Music Theory & Analysis 101 (MTA 101)

First-year, semesterised course (15 credits at NQF level 5).
Entrance requirements: None.

Course description:  MTA 101 is a one semester course introducing students to the core elements of music literacy including basic keyboard skills.

DP requirements: 80% attendance
Assessment: Semester mark counts 30%; June and November examinations count 70%.

Supplementary exam: November exam 45% - 49 %

Sub-minimum for June: N/A

 

  • Music Theory & Analysis 102 (MTA 102)

First-year, semesterised course (15 credits at NQF level 5).
Entrance requirements: MTA 101.

Course description:  MTA 102 focuses on more advanced aspects of music literacy including an introduction to four-part harmony. Students who pass the Music Theory entrance test with a mark of 65% or more may register for IMS 1 without registering for MTA 101/102.  For those registering for IMS 2 and/or 3 successful completion of MTA 101 and 102 is required.

DP requirements: 80% attendance
Assessment: Semester mark counts 30%; June and November examinations count 70%.

Supplementary exam: 45% - 49 %

Sub-minimum for June: N/A

 

  • Music Theory & Analysis 2 (MTA 2)

Second-year, year course (30 credits at NQF level 6).
Entrance requirements: MTA 1. Students who can demonstrate significant proficiency in theory as determined by an entrance examination may be permitted to register for MTA 2 at the discretion of the HOD

Course description:  Music Theory & Analysis 2 introduces students to compositional practices from the Western Baroque and Classical music periods mainly through analysis of representative works and a study of four-part harmony.

DP requirements: 80% attendance
Assessment: Year mark counts 50%; June and November examinations count 50%.

Supplementary exam: November exam 45% -49%

Sub-minimum for June: N/A

 

  • Music Theory & Analysis 3 (MTA 3)

Third-year, year course (60 credits at NQF level 7).
Entrance requirements: MTA 2

Course description: Music Theory & Analysis 3 introduces students to compositional practices in Western Romantic music through a study of chromatic harmony and four-part harmony, Twentieth & Twenty-First Century musics, and African art music studied through analysis of representative works.

DP requirements: 80% attendance
Assessment: Year mark counts 50%; June and November examinations count 50%.

Supplementary exam: 45% – 49 %

Sub-minimum for June: N/A

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