higher diploma in music education

The Higher Diploma in Music Education Course is a two-and-a-half-year full-time course designed to

  • train students as instrumental or vocal teachers of the highest calibre and
  • enable students to perform confidently in a wide variety of teaching and playing situations.

The primary emphasis is on practical study, both solo and ensemble, supported by classes in musicianship and related studies.

This Higher Diploma contains an academic component that supports any aspiring teacher’s knowledge. In addition to the classes in history, harmony and counterpoint and aural awareness, we provide an education issues class, which explores good teaching practice and investigates various philosophies of education.

Normal Entry

For normal entry into the  Higher Diploma in Music Education programme applicants should have at least 5 O-Level subjects including English Language. Any other additional qualification is an added advantage.

 

 Special Entry

Candidates who have successfully completed a certificate in any creative arts sector or have obtained equivalent qualifications may apply for entry into Higher Diploma in Music Education programme subject to availability of places.

 Mature Entry

Ordinary level holders who have worked for more than three years without certification in the particular creative arts sector. 

Block Release School

The aim of the Block Release school programme is to provide academic support to those creative arts practitioners who are already in the field who need to upgrade their skills and knowledge in the form of certification but do the training at a pace they can manage. These individuals hold qualifications lower than the Higher Diploma level

COURSE CODE: HDFTP 01/18/01

MODE OF DELIVERY: FULL TIME

COURSE DURATION: 2 YEARS

  • Primary or Secondary music teacher

     

Level 1 Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

 

Level 1 semester 1

HDMCP100

Music Theory 1

HDIME104

History of Western Art Music

HDMCP102

Intermediate Instrumental Technique - Two instruments.

Mbira & Voice

HDIME105

Philosophical perspectives in education

HDIME 106

History of African Music

HDGKM 001

Personal Professional Development

HDGKM 002

Introduction to Information Technology

Level 1 Semester 2

Module Code 

Title

 

Level 1 semester 2

HDMCP103

Music Theory 2

 HDIME107

Sociological perspectives in education

HDIME108

Intermediate Instrumental Technique - Two instruments,

Guitar & Marimba

HDIME109

Music methods of teaching

HDIME110

Psychological perspective in education

HDIME111

Ethnomusicology

HDIME 112

World music culture

Level 2 Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

HDIME201

Intermediate Instrumental Technique - Two instruments.

(keyboard & recorder)

HDIME202

Music technology

HDIME203

Organology

HDIME204

Research Methods/curriculum depth study

HDIME205

Syllabus interpretation and analysis

HDIME206

Dance Studies (optional)

HDIME207

Choral music interpretation and analysis (optional)

Work Related Learning

Module Code 

Module Title

 

Level 2 semester 2 Work Related Learning

HDIME208

School placement file

HDIME209

Academic Supervisor’s Report

HDIME210

Employer’s Assessment Report

Level 3 Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

 

Level 3 Semester 1

HDIME301

Music business and marketing

HDIME302

Music copyright

HDIME303

Popular music

HDIME304

Individual Project