Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Music in South Africa

  • Course Name: Master of Music(Music)
  • Major Subject: Music
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Master of Music is a comprehensive and advanced program designed to refine and enhance the musical skills and knowledge of aspiring musicians. It offers a stimulating and immersive learning environment where students can explore various aspects of music theory, performance, composition and research. By delving deeper into their chosen specialization, graduates gain an extensive understanding of musical concepts and techniques while developing their unique artistic voice.

Career Opportunities for Master of Music graduates:
1. Professional musician
2. Music teacher or professor
3. Composer or arranger
4. Sound engineer or producer
5. Music therapist
6. Music journalist or critic
7. Arts administrator
8. Music event coordinator
9. Music consultant
10. Conductor or director of music ensembles

Institutions Offering Master of Music

  • University of Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch  
    Specific Admission Requirements:
    • A BMus Honours degree, a four-year BMus degree or another Bachelor’s degree approved by Senate for the purpose.
    • Supplementary work may be required.
    • An audition is required for the options Practical Music Study (Solo voice/Solo instrument/Accompaniment/Chamber Music/Church Music/Conducting).
    • A portfolio of compositions must be submitted when applying for the Composition option.
    • For a thesis that integrates creative and theoretical work (practice-based research), (a) an audition is required for the purposes of practical work, or (b) a portfolio for Composition or other creative work.
  • University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  
    Entry Requirements:
    - Applicants for the MMus must typically have graduated with a BMus, BMus Honours, or other undergraduate music degree, having specialised in the area in which they tend to do the creative work. Typically, the MMus has been pursued by early- or mid-career professionals rather than by recent graduates.

    Course Duration:
    1 year (Full time)
    2 years (Part time)
  • Rhodes University Rhodes University, Grahamstown  
  • South African College of Music South African College of Music, Rondebosch  

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