Undergraduate Programmes

The Musical Arts Unit of the DCFA is a vibrant community of music staff and students with programmes at two levels: the pre-degree Certificate in Music programme and the undergraduate degree BA in Musical Arts (Special).

The Certificate in Music will benefit recent graduates of CSEC programmes or mature students who would like to obtain an academic qualification in Music.  The BA in Musical Arts (Special) will benefit those persons who will be pursuing a professional path in Music including post-graduate study.

Certificate in Music

Candidates should normally:

  • have five CSEC passes plus Grade 3 in Music Theory and pass an audition.

Courses within the Certificate programme include

Applied music | General Musicianship (music theory) | Practical Ear Training | Introduction to World Music | Fundamentals of Pan Arranging | Introduction to Music Learning | Caribbean Lab | Preparatory Academic Writing

Degree in Musical Arts

Candidates should normally:

  • have obtained a B average in the Certificate in Music OR
  • have two GCE A’ level/CAPE passes plus Grade 7 in Music Theory and pass an audition.

Courses within the Degree programme include

Performance | Music Theory | Jazz Theory | Music History including Steelband History and Development | Indian Classical Music | Music Therapy | Pan and Choral Arranging | Composition | Choral and Steel Orchestral Techniques | Foundation Courses in English Writing

In addition to scheduled courses, life as a DCFA Musical Arts Certificate and Degree student is enriched by involvement in several ensembles including UWI Arts Chorale | UWI Arts Steel | UWI Arts Percussion | UWI Arts Indian Classical Ensemble | UWI Arts Afro-Caribbean Drumming Ensemble | UWI Arts Jazz Ensemble| UWI Arts Guitar Ensemble | UWI Arts Wind Ensemble | UWI Arts Intermediate Steel

Applied/Performance includes individual lessons in Voice | Piano | Steelpan | Orchestral Percussion| Woodwinds (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone)| Brass (French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba), Indian instruments and voice | Guitar| Violin

On completion of the programme graduates will be able to contextualize their abilities and knowledge within the multi-faceted landscape available to musicians as performers, teachers, theorists, researchers, historians, music therapists, composers and arrangers, and arts entrepreneurs.

For further information contact

662-2002 x 85448/85454/85456


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