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At CCA-Africa students learn directly from practicing professionals about everything from recording and editing techniques to network communications and basic business practices and our students cultivate aural acuity and musical knowledge that sets them apart in the field. Among subjects taken, students study music theory, mbira, recorder, piano and different guitars and music inspires our most profound and intimate feelings and expressions, and at CCA-Africa our students learn how to use the piano to share these beautiful ideas with others.

When they study voice at CCA-Africa, you get more than a secure technical foundation in vocal and dramatic skills which give students a deep love and respect for the art forms that feature the singing actor. In addition to diction, style, musicianship and vocal pedagogy, our curriculum stresses the importance of the artist’s role in the community.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should meet the normal College and Department of Music and Sound entry
requirements

Normal Entry

For normal entry applicants should have at 5 ‘O’ levels including English Language and 2 ‘A’  level passes in any of the following: Music,Art, African Languages, Divinity, Management of Business, Sociology, Geography. A certificate or Diploma in Music will be an added advantage.

Special Entry

Candidates who have successfully completed a diploma in music or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for entry into BMM Honours degree Programme subject to availability of places. Such candidates may be exempted from certain modules at the discretion of the department.

Mature Entry

Candidates may apply for mature entry after attending interviews and or a special test at the University exclusively designed to assess both his/her general suitability for admission into College and suitability to undertake a Bachelor of Music Degree

Visiting School

The aim of the visiting school programme is to provide academic support to
those Music practitioners who are already in the feld but need to upgrade
their skills in the area. Ordinarily, these individuals hold qualifcations
lower than BSc in Music and Musicology

The degree programme will be completed in three years with academic
levels 2 and 3 running concurrently.

To qualify for normal entry, candidates should have at least fve ‘O’ level
passes including English. In addition, a candidate must have,
Either
Any relevant Diploma from a recognised institution or
Any other relevant tertiary qualifcation and
 • At least 2 years working experience in the relevant feld
  • Proof of employment in a relevant field
  • Acousticians,
  • Audio/Video engineers,
  • Applied Ethnomusicologists,
  • Ethnomusicologists,
  • Audiologists,
  • Composers,
  • Concert Organizers,
  • Curators,
  • Copyright Administrators,
  • Disc/Video Jockeys,
  • Live Sound or Studio Mastering/Mixing Engineers,
  • Instrument Designer/Manufacturers,
  • Instrument Repairers,
  • Lyricists,
  • Music Agent/Critics,
  • Music Director/Marketers,
  • Editors,
  • Music Journalists,
  • Music Librarian/Archivists,
  • Music Distributor/Marketers,
  • Music Educator/Instructors,
  • Music License Administrators,
  • Music Performers,
  • Music Programmers,
  • Music Promoters,
  • Music Publishers,
  • Music Salespersons,
  • Musicologists,
  • Music Stores Managers,
  • Radio/Television Broadcast Technicians,
  • Researchers,
  • Stage Managers,
  • Talent Managers,
  • Technical Writers
Level 1 Semester 1

MBMT 100 Theory of Music 1       4
MBMT 101 History of the Zimbabwean Music Industry  4
MBMT 102 Musical Sound and critical listening  4
MBMT 103 Elementary Performance Practice 1  4
MBMT 104 Ethnomusicology 1  4
HCS 115 Introduction to Information Technology  4
CS 101 Communication Skills  4

Level 1 Semester 2

MBMT 105 Theory of Music 2      4
MBMT 106 Acoustics and Live sound reinforcement  4
MBMT 107 Music and Community Development  4
MBMT 108 Elementary Performance Practice 2  4
MBMT 109 Musicology 1 (Pre requisite for Musicology 2)  4
MBMT 110 Music and Media Relations    4
MBMT 111 Copyright Law and Entertainment  4
MBMT 112 Music, Tourism and Culture   Optional  4

Level 2 Semester 1

MBMT 200 Microphones and Recording Technologies  4
MBMT 201 Music Library and Archiving  4
MBMT 203 Intermediate Performance Practice 1  4
MBMT 204 Music Video Documentation  4
MBMT 205 Music Management and Marketing  4
Compositional Theory Compositional Theory  4
GS     201 Gender Studies  4
ENT    205  Entrepreneurship  4

Level 2  Semester  2

MBMT 207 Research Methods in Music      4
MBMT 208 Intermediate Performance Practice 2  4
MBMT 209 Zimbabwean traditional genres, styles and dances  4
MBMT 211 Digital MIDI Sequencing  4
MBMT 210 Ethnomusicology 2  4
MBMT 212 Music Methods  4
MBMT 213 Instrument Design, Construction and Innovation  4

Level 3 Semesters 1 and 2

MBMT 301 Work Related Learning Report 15
MBMT 302 Academic Supervisor’s Report              15
HFTA  303 Employer’s Assessment Report              10

Level 4 Semesters 1

     
MBMT 400 Advanced Performance Recital  4
MBMT 401 Compositional Techniques  4
MBMT 402 Music, Film and Theatre  4
MBMT 403 Audio for Video Production  4
MBMT 404 Popular Music Studies  4
MBMT 405 Musicology 2  4