Tshwane University Of Technology Music Department
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: MUSIC
Campus where offered: Arts Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University’s website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification. Successful completion of an audition, indicating proficiency in the use of instruments (solo and ensemble), as well as the ability to read music, and knowledge of the basic rudiments and theory of music.
Applicants must pass an audition and an interview. Audition dates are available from the department. Applicants must call to make an appointment. The most recent academic results should be submitted on the day of the audition.
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 3 for English (home language or first additional language).
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 18.
Applicants with an APS of 18 and more will be invited for an audition and a structured interview with a panel. The APS will contribute 10% to the final admission score, the theoretical proficiency will contribute 20%, musicality will contribute 60%, and communication skills will contribute 10%.
FOR APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL):
A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 50% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 50% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation), 60% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects and 50% for the fourth subject.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 27.
Minimum duration: Three years.
Presentation: Day classes.
Intake for the qualification: January only.
Closing date for application: 31 July.
Exclusion and readmission: See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
Keyboard Techniques I and II: All subjects are compulsory for students who do not take piano lessons. Students who take piano lessons are exempted from Keyboard Techniques I and II.
Approximate first-year class fees: R31 460.
Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.
Possible careers: Performer, arranger for film, TV and radio and other electronic media, freelance musician, composer, musical director, record producer, music teacher, performing/multimedia artist, researcher, music programme compiler, sound designer, session musician, music type setter.